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Brain and Body Assessment

In 2013, Tulane became one of four sites for the NFLPA's Brain & Body Assessment - a set of screenings and tests designed for the former player who has played in the league in the past 15 years. Following their assessments players are given a plan of action that they can follow in their home community.

The multidisciplinary treatment team at Tulane takes pride in our services to support players’ health and safety both on and off the field. The Brain and Body Assessment provides players with facilitated access to comprehensive evaluation and treatment plans. Those plans target and reduce potential health risks, promote overall wellness and determine players' potential health problems.

Each player participating in an assessment with us is assigned a care manager who will ensure rapid access to medical care, facilitate communication, and coordinate prompt care. Following the initial evaluation, the player will receive an individualized treatment plan with resources to access the recommended treatment(s). The player will also be provided follow-up contact after the initial evaluation, along with copies of the evaluation results and treatment plans.

The Brain and Body Assessment at Tulane Includes the Following:

Initial Screening

  • Identification of potential needs
  • Evaluation with Sports Medicine Psychiatrist

Transition Counseling

  • Sports Psychology Counseling
  • Goal Setting Sessions
  • Life Transition Programming

Cognitive and Neuropsychological Evaluation

  • Brain MRI

Musculoskeletal/Rehabilitation Evaluation

  • Discuss injury history and current functional status
  • Dietary Consultation

Subspecialty Referral Facilitation in Patients’ Local Area

  • Medical Services
  • Social Services

Other Professional Athlete Care Team Services Available Depending Upon the Needs of the Athlete:

  • Cardiology Evaluation
  • Urology Evaluation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietary Consultation with an exercise physiologist and a sports nutritionist

If players wish to include their significant other and/or family members, the Professional Athlete Care Team is available to provide education concerning the medical condition(s) that are identified by the evaluations and the treatment(s) that are recommended.

For more information on the Brain and Body Assessment please contact us at 504-988-8468 or contact the Trust directly at 866-725-0063.