Dr. Michael S. Trayford is Board Certified in Chiropractic Neurology and Neurofeedback; and is the Founder and Director of Clinical Operations at APEX Brain Centers in Asheville, NC. His primary areas of focus in clinical practice, personal and clinical research, and teaching over the past 20+ years are complex brain injuries, learning and behavioral disorders (with a focus on addictive and compulsive behaviors), cognitive impairment, and human performance.
He is a published journal contributor and author, an international speaker, and is the proud recipient of the 2017/18 Functional Neurologist of the Year award from the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation. His unique multimodal clinical programs serve patients from around the world through immersive neurological, physical, cognitive, and metabolic rehabilitation experiences.
Dr. Trayford’s driving force for over the past 15 years has been helping to bridge the gap between those in the mental health and functional neurology communities. He teaches, mentors, and collaborates with providers and treatment programs both locally and nationally seeking brain-based approaches to addiction recovery, TBI, cognitive impairment, and peak performance. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Dementia Society of America and the Board of Directors for the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research, was recently published in the anthology Concussion Discussions with a chapter entitled The Concussion-Addiction Conundrum, and, is penning his own book on brain-based addiction recovery to be released in early 2023.