Lifelong Care and Wellness for Former NFL Players
Every athlete gets personalized, coordinated care from the physicians and team at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. So it was no surprise when we were selected by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to provide medical evaluations and care for former NFL players as part of The Trust’s Brain and Body program.
The Trust is a set of resources and programs designed to help former players succeed off the field and in life after football. Because health is the starting point for a successful transition, the Trust Brain and Body Assessment Program focuses on specific health needs and provides advanced care and management throughout each stage of life.
A Game Plan for Life
Former NFL players face health challenges unique to their sport and lifestyle. The Brain and Body program gives players the care they need with a focus on their comfort and convenience. We provide:
- VIP services and treatment
- Musculoskeletal and rehabilitation evaluation
- Neurological evaluation
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Neuropsychological evaluation
- Speech language evaluation
- Brain and skeletal imaging
- Blood work
- Consultation with a social worker
- Transition and family counseling
- Cardiology, urology and other evaluations and services as needed
Working for a Healthier Future
Reducing health risks for these elite athletes is a priority of the National Football League and related organizations, and Tulane is a major player. Tulane University School of Medicine is the official screening partner for the NFL Player Care Foundation’s Healthy Body and Mind Screening Program, supported by the NFL Alumni Association to offer free medical evaluations and mental health resources to former NFL players. The screenings are offered as part of the NFL Player Care Foundation’s research programs, which help to advance public awareness and scientific understanding of health issues that affect former NFL players.