We have just come back from a 5-day immersive treatment with Dr. Antonucci in Minneapolis. The words on the door state: “There is hope”. There is more than hope there. There are miracles.
Dr. Antonucci gave my daughter her life back. She was in pain after her fifth concussion – pain in the head and neck. Constant agonizing pain, everyday for 2 years, 2 months and 11 days. It was hard for her to function. No one could find the root cause of her pain and her many post-concussion symptoms. She was told to live with the pain. No drugs could help the pain. My daughter (13 years old) was unable to attend school for more than 2-3 hours a week. She was dizzy, she could not walk straight, her balance was off and her brain in a fog. Other clinicians stated that she would get better with time because she is a teenager. This did not happen – how could this happen, when no root cause was ever identified. Her symptoms were being treated (unsuccessfully) rather than the root cause.
Dr. Antonucci found the root causes of all her symptoms - and fixed them.
If we had not been to see him, then my daughter would have had to live a very hard life with pain, and a brain which was not functioning properly.
Dr. Antonucci is a brilliant functional neurology practitioner. What he did for my daughter was a miracle. When we got off the plane to see Dr. Antonucci, my daughter was using a walker for balance and stability. After 5 days of treatment, the walker was no longer needed. I went home with a smiling teenager and post-care exercises. There are still many things to do – but she is on the road to recovery.
Daniel (Dr. Antonucci’s practice manager) is a tremendous support for Dr. Antonucci. He answered all our questions patiently and kindly and kept us in the loop for the entire process. He provided guidance and very prompt responses, correspondence and reports which we needed.
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy with clinical experience and training in both vestibular rehab and brain injury rehab, I have the ability to recognize when a doctor has something unique to offer.
Physical therapy/vestibular rehab benefits so many patients, but Dr. Antonucci has such a greater understanding of how the brain works, that he is able to take tools and exercises that I am very familiar with, evaluate the brain of a patient, hone in on their individual dysfunction, and somehow create (what looks like) such a simple plan that just gets the job done... extremely well. His knowledge of neurology, as well as their unique and specific applications of treatments, is the biggest difference between his work and physical therapy/vestibular rehabilitation.
When I have a client who is not responding to vestibular rehab, I refer them to Dr. Antonucci and his team. I would also be fully confident to say that a patient who has not responded optimally working with a physical (or another type of) therapist, even one experienced in vestibular rehab, would benefit from the comprehensive evaluation, the abundance of technology, the individualized diagnosis, and the unique specificity of their treatment plan.
I can honestly say that there is no other provider that I would recommend to a client who feels like they have hit a wall and wants to take their health to another level.
I was referred to Dr. Antonucci by one of his colleagues. At the time, I was experiencing vertigo, which got progressively worse over a few months. It got to the point that I couldn't work and could barely walk without feeling like falling. I knew I had to do something, so I visited Dr. Antonucci for a 5-day intensive program. After the 1st day, my symptoms were reduced 70%. After the 4th day, my symptoms were reduced 95% and I was sent home early with exercises to do at home.
Dr. Antonucci gave me my life back!! Seven years later, I still feel great and am proud to serve with his team as a technology consultant.
Dr. Antonucci is a talented clinician that served as a first-assist in his neurology fellowship with me. In the decade following his training, I am proud to share that he has developed an international reputation as an authority as both a clinician and an educator in the field of concussion and brain injury rehabilitation. Dr. Antonucci is an empathic health care provider, humanist, and life-long learner. We are fortunate to have him as faculty at the Carrick Institute, and serving here in Central Florida.
I just completed the last chapter of FNMOC Level 1. Let me tell you something… your way of lecturing is so great to understand. It was my first class ever, among all the classes of the Carrick Institute. I’m so glad that my first class was yours. I need some time to digest Level 1 contents, but, I am sure I will jump into Level 2 sooner or later. I cannot wait to take FNMOC Level 2, and your other classes, maybe online or face to face.
Again, thank you very much for dedicating your time and putting together your knowledge and experience for this class.
Dear Dr. Antonucci,
I have been blessed honored and privileged to have had the opportunity to be your patient along with learning valuable knowledge. You are an incredible person! Humble, compassionate, kind, brilliant but yet so down to earth. You always made me feel comfortable throughout my treatment.
To see your enthusiasm when you talk about developing new ideas and technology to enhance the lives of others is so inspiring!
You have made a tremendous impact in my life and I am eternally grateful!
Thank you so much! I will miss your warm smile and sense of humor.
Blessings to you and your family!
I first met Dr. Antonucci in 2009, when we cooperatively managed one of my more challenging pediatric patients with Asperger’s Syndrome, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and severe depression. Dr. Antonucci’s collaborative nature, as well as his progressive and comprehensive approach really intrigued me to learn more about him.
On occasion, I would visit Dr. Antonucci’s clinic in South Carolina. One time I recall a local neurologist accompanying his patient for an assessment of his severe tremor. The patient could not hold a glass of water without losing its content raising it to his mouth. After assessing the individual's brain, in 5 minutes of doing some neurological exercises, he was able to decrease the tremor by 75%.
In 2015, I was diagnosed with Increased Intracranial Pressure which required the placement of a brain stent. After the procedure, I developed dizziness and migraine headaches for 6 months after my brain was ‘fixed”. I saw multiple neurologists and vestibular physical therapists that were completely vexed by my presentation; everyone said it sounded like a concussion, but had no clue how to help me. That is when I knew it was time to call Dr. Antonucci. He invited me come to his clinic in Atlanta, at the time. After a thorough assessment which was never done by ANY of my prior clinicians, he quickly created a plan and started treatment. Four days later (working 3 hrs per day under his care), about 80% of my symptoms had subsided.
During my week of treatment, I met a wonderful woman in a wheelchair, that traveled from Canada to see Dr. A. She told me that she had seen 61 specialists over 3 years, throughout the United States and Canada, including neurologists and physical therapists. On her second day of treatment, she walked into the clinic, unassisted for the first time in 3 years. I was speechless.
As a medical physician, I chose to refer challenging patients to Dr. Antonucci because of his incredible understanding of the brain, and impressive outcomes. His unique understanding of the human brain is unsurpassed by any of my peers, including my clinical team. It is entirely different than what I learned in my training or residency as a physician.
I truly believe Dr. Antonucci is unmatched in healthcare. He bridges the gap between traditional neurology, vestibular physical therapy, chiropractic, and holistic medicine when they fail independently. If you are a physician with an unresponsive patient or are a patient searching for one of the best experts in the field of neurology, I highly recommend a consultation with Dr. Antonucci.
As a medical doctor practicing for 20+ years, I've had the privilege of working with some great doctors. Dr. Antonucci's breadth and depth of his knowledge in neurology are unmatched. I have referred several friends and patients to Dr. Antonucci, and his results have been nothing short of amazing. We are very fortunate to have a specialist of his caliber here in Central Florida.
Dr. Antonucci is a charismatic leader and practitioner that inspires me to be a better doctor and person. He is optimistic but realistic; always with a smile. He has a unique ability to dissect complex neurological concepts into simple and understandable terms. Although he is an expert in neurology, he has always impressed me with his genuine desire and humility to seek more information with a different perception. He sees the best in others, lifting them to reach their potential.
Dr. Antonucci is undoubtedly the most knowledgeable and effective clinician that I know regarding concussion rehabilitation and preventative care. He has helped my athletes tremendously during the season and off-season, with passion and attention to detail. I have had a 100% success rate for every athlete he has treated, and I trust him wholeheartedly. Thank you, Dr. Antonucci!