IRVING, Texas, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the National Football League's agreement to pay $765 million for the diagnosis, treatment and compensation of 4,500 retired NFL players who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Alzheimer's, dementia and other debilitating brain conditions brought on by concussions sustained during bone-crushing collisions on the field, Carrick Brain Centers announced today that it is prepared to help afflicted players in several ways. The leading-edge facility currently treats NFL greats and many other players listed in the historic lawsuit the NFL agreed to settle on Thursday, August 29.
"An important first step for veteran players will involve C.O.A.C.H. (Cognitive Occupational Assessment of Cerebral Hemisphere)—the next generation and new standard developed at Carrick Brain Centers, compared to the current ImPact testing—to accurately assess each player's neurocognitive condition and establish a proper course of treatment to help relieve their symptoms and enhance their quality of life," Dr. Cagan Randall says.
Unlike other treatment and testing facilities, the COACH Test presents objective, straightforward results that present a clear picture of the brain's condition, including whether or not the player suffers from CTE—a diagnosis that could previously only be made after a player's brain tissue had been examined post-mortem. "The test is just as important for active NFL players because it provides an important baseline to help physicians monitor their brain health over the remainder of their careers and throughout the remainder of their life," Dr. Brandon Brock says, Staff Clinician at Carrick Brain Centers.
Players can undergo COACH Testing at Carrick Brain Centers' state-of-the-art treatment facilities in Dallas, Texas and Marietta, Georgia—or in a state-of-the-art mobile unit that travels to the NFL player's home for convenient at-home testing.
Whether testing reveals a player suffers from TBI, CTE, Alzheimer's, dementia or other debilitating neurological disorder brought on by concussions, Carrick Brain Centers offers a range innovative treatments and rehabilitation solutions that reduce symptoms, improve brain function and restore hope for players and their families. Featured on ABC's Nightline, this revolutionary treatment leverages emerging technology to treat the vestibular system that is largely responsible for balance, spatial orientation and movement.
Many NFL players are currently undergoing Off-Axis Rotational Therapy combined with many other proprietary treatments at Carrick Brain Centers and benefiting from positive results. "Players don't have to live in pain and frustration for the rest of their lives," Dr. Cagan Randall says. There is so much we can do to help them feel better, be healthier, enjoy their families and life again."
About Carrick Brain Centers
At Carrick Brain Centers, we too share this passion with all families and want to drive realistic hope with treatments that are leading the way to many daily success stories. Carrick Brain Centers is a comprehensive brain rehabilitation center that combines evidence-based diagnostics with leading-edge technologies and treatments to quickly help improve the quality of life of patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries or degenerative conditions that affect the brain and central nervous system. Evidence-based diagnostic tools and protocols used at a customized treatment pattern enable us to achieve measureable results quickly, relieving debilitating symptoms and returning the patient to a measurably better quality of life.
Learn more at www.carrickbraincenters.com.
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