Brain and Body Program

Mass General's Brain and Body Program is dedicated to providing world-class, evidence-based medical care to former NFL players in order to help them develop and maintain a healthy brain and body. The multidisciplinary team of the Mass General Brain and Body Program has extensive experience treating NFL players and consists of experts in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury and other debilitating injury conditions.

The team collaborates closely with each player to provide a personalized and comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan that targets and reduces potential health risks and promotes overall wellness. The Program focuses on diagnosis through evaluation and testing of cognitive, physical, emotional, neuropsychological and functional tasks, as well as medication management, counseling, behavior modification, continuity of care and lifestyle management.

Each player is assigned a neurotrauma rehabilitation specialist who will ensure rapid access to medical care and facilitate communication. 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. If players wish to include their significant other and/or family members, our team is available to provide education concerning the medical condition(s) that are identified by the evaluations and the treatment(s) that we recommend, as well as family counseling services.