I made a full recovery from post-concussion syndrome

And I am here to help you recover faster than I did. There are tons of things that you can do right now. No need to reinvent the wheel: speed up time by learning from my lessons and mistakes.

Post-concussion syndrome recovery help
Melanie Wienhoven

Hi, I'm Melanie

I became a post-concussion syndrome specialist by accident (literally): it took me more than 6 years of trial and error to find my way out of post-concussion syndrome.

During my recovery, doctors told me my brain damage was beyond repair. I felt lost and alone and I didn’t know who to turn to or what to do with myself. I don’t want you to feel this way. 

I want you to know that the human brain is capable of so much more recovery and restoration than many doctors are aware of: I am living proof. After making a full recovery, my brain works better than ever before! 

2023 The Lancet Neurology publication

In our letter to concussion practitioners, policy makers and researchers around the world, we urge them to change the way patients with post-concussion symptoms are viewed, talked to and treated.


I will help you recover from
post-concussion syndrome

How I know what (not) to do? Because I spent more than 6 years figuring out the keys to recovery. I can never describe the amount of hours, sweat and tears that went into it. But in the end, I cured a concussion that doctors declared “incurable”

I don’t want you to feel lost in the medical world because post-concussion protocols are lacking. And I don’t want you to feel as alone as I did because others can’t see nor fully understand your invisible injury.

That is why I created this entire website and the Cure My Concussion course for you. I want you to have the tools I wish I had before, so that you can reclaim the life you want to live.

Post-concussion survivors


“You and the course have made a huge difference in my life. I was given hope, encouragement and practical solutions. The vestibular exercises you applied to my unique symptoms during our coaching session made a real difference. My symptoms have improved 100% for a couple weeks now.”

Derek Apple

Three steps forward and two back, would I ever recover? When could I enjoy life again, without retaliation the next day? I’m so grateful that Melanie helped me when I felt so overwhelmed and alone. She guided me through the process that she knew so well, and her wise lessons really helped me: I have finally recovered.

Imme van der Bent

I came across Lifeyana at the time when I was experiencing one of the lowest points in my recovery journey. The course has empowered me to continue on my journey with strength and at the same time taught me to be kind myself and listen to my body better. I wish I had known all the things I learnt in the course earlier.

Eva Granakova

Let’s schedule a call!

I can be your concussion coach. You can choose to schedule a single session, or start a month of coaching with me to really kickstart your recovery. In the 1-month package, you will get my full attention, a personalized plan including quick wins based on where you are now to get your positive momentum started, and your own brain training schedule. During our weekly calls, we discuss your progress, we improve your schedule and I will help you get the most out of this month!

Post concussion care

Have a listen

The Concussion Stories podcast

Concussion Stories is a podcast series filled with hope. You’ll hear open and honest stories of concussion recovery, talks with top scientists as well as recovery lessons that I had to learn the hard way. You are not alone in this!


Learn directly from top post-concussion syndrome researchers and specialists  

Emeritus Professor Andrew Maas

Retired neurosurgeon and one of the coordinators of a 10-year European study on traumatic brain injury.

Professor Margriet Sitskoorn

Author of multiple books on neuroplasticity, and the person who inspired me to believe in my recovery.

Professor Michael McCrea

Involved in 2 major traumatic brain injury studies in the USA and Canada, and a thought leader in concussion treatment.

Speed up your recovery right now

In this free guide, you’ll learn 3 actionable steps to take and accelerate your post-concussion recovery right here, right now.

Post-concussion recovery is possible!

Improvement and restoration of function are possible, says Emeritus Professor Andrew Maas. He is Coordinator of one of the largest studies on traumatic brain injury ever performed. Also, he has been neurosurgeon for the largest part of his career. So he knows the brain. Trust me that you want to hear what he has to say in this short highlight video of my conversation with him! 

Help for post-concussion recovery

Check out these free resources I made to help you move forward:

brain food

Concussion healing foods guide

In this illustrated guide, you’ll find practical information on the foods that can help you heal your post-concussive brain.

    3 things i wish i knew while recovering from my concussion

    You can listen to this audio recording wherever you want and fasttrack your recovery.

    Optimize your energy levels for concussion recovery

    Fill in this worksheet to quickly change the amount of energy you have left for your recovery.

    How long does it take to recover from a concussion

    Post-concussion syndrome can take some time to heal

    According to research, you suffer from post-concussion syndrome if you continue to experience concussion symptoms for longer than 3 months after injury.

    There isn’t a biological switch: you don’t feel any different than before when a doctor diagnoses your concussion syndrome. It’s actually the same concussion that’s taking longer to heal.

    “Longer than what?” you might wonder. Good question! It has long been the standard that a concussion should heal within 2 weeks. If you didn’t recover within that time frame, you were one of the unlucky ones.

    WRONG. The largest study on traumatic brain injury ever done uncovered that 67% of concussion patients who visited the ER still experience symptoms at 6 months after injury.

    So, if you experience post-concussion symptoms: you are not weird for feeling this way! It’s more normal than most doctors are aware of and are able communicate with you.

    3 concussion recovery tips

    If I could go back in time, I would tell myself 3 things that would have majorly reduced my recovery time:


    1. Don’t wait-and-see how your symptoms develop like doctors tell you to do. A brain injury needs active recovery as soon as possible. Adopt an active approach to recovery right now: listen to this Concussion Stories episode about rest vs. activity.

    2. Don’t get paralyzed by the “syndrome” part. Recovery is possible as long as you work for it and work on the right things. Have a look at the post-concussion resources page to take your first steps right now.

    3. Don’t wait for medical professionals to heal you. Many doctors don’t know what to do with post-concussion patients. Healing from post-concussion syndrome requires you to take the lead. I know it feels overwhelming right now. Trust me: you’ll feel so much better once you feel the first steps are helping you already.

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