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UNC selected as clinical site for NFLPA player health program

Posted November 14, 2013

— The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected by the National Football League Players Association to participate in a new push to provide medical services and support to the league's former players, the school said Thursday in a news release. 

UNC's Brain and Body Health program, which is a part of the School of Medicine, will partner with "The Trust," NFLPA's new program that will help former players learn about their health and develop plans for cognitive and physical functioning. 

Former players will receive health screenings, evaluations with a sports medicine physiatrist, a neuropsychological evaluation, an evaluation by a cognitive neurologist, magnetic resonance imaging, a body composition and dietary consultation by an exercise physiologist and life skills coaching and transition counseling.

Services will be provided at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care and the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes, located in the Stallings-Evans Sports Medicine Center. 

“This partnership with the NFLPA will provide former NFL players with better access to our expert sports medicine professionals for comprehensive assessment and clinical care,” Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, co-director of the Brain and Body Health Program, said in a statement.

The Brain and Body Health program, which was designed to address the needs of former players who are in need of a baseline medical evaluation after leaving the NFL, saw its first patients in 2012. 

Other medical partners in The Trust are Tulane University and the Cleveland Clinic.

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  • 75Tarheel Nov 14, 10:54 a.m.

    UNC has the leading, cutting edge technology on concussions and the effects of those concussions. The N.C. Athletic Association provides assistance to all the middle and high schools for recognition, sideline treatment, and coaches training.

    The work at UNC is invaluable in protecting our student athletes of all ages from the side effects of concussions as well as the pros.

  • stomponurlogo Nov 14, 12:57 p.m.

    Yep.

    Still The Flagship.

  • Dubble EE Nov 14, 1:08 p.m.

    Yep.

    Still The Flagship.

    — Posted by stomponurlogo

    How cool is that? Talk about an awesome idea and an awesome program. And this is just the start...wow

    Great stuff UNC....!!!!

    GO HEELS!!!!

  • truthBknown2 Nov 14, 2:34 p.m.

    Still the flagship, alright......in how to cheat.

  • wkmeekins Nov 14, 2:57 p.m.

    they just want to be there cause they know parking tickets will be taken care of free of charge

  • 4tarheels Nov 14, 4:04 p.m.

    UNC is on the cutting edge of medical research for this issue. Great stuff, proud to be a Tar Heel!

  • wkmeekins Nov 14, 7:12 p.m.

    I won't debate that their research is on the cutting edge just remembering how their on coach put his qb back in a game after suffering one. By the way love the area you are from

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