Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration is dedicated to developing a collaborative "game plan" with former NFL players and a multi-disciplinary team of providers to improve and maintain your overall health and wellness.

As a member of the Trust's Brain and Body initiative since its inception, we strive to provide a highly personalized game plan for health and wellness for former NFL players using evidence-based medicine, personal interactions with Trust Members, analytics, and technology.

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration in Cleveland, Ohio and Weston, Florida along with the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag in Newport Beach, California are dedicated to developing a collaborative "game plan" with former NFL players and an integrated multi-disciplinary team approach to enhancing overall health and wellness and managing disease. Collectively, the Cleveland Clinic sites practice evidence-based medicine and use advanced technology, analytics and imaging tools to continually improve patient care models that focus on individual patient needs.

How Cleveland Clinic Can Assist You:

  • Provide a patient-specific comprehensive systems wide medical assessment
  • Develop a game plan tailored to the needs of each player aimed at improving and maintaining overall health and wellness.
  • Identify top priorities to facilitate meaningful improvements in health and quality of life.
  • Aid in the management of existing orthopedic, cardiovascular, or neurological illness or conditions.
  • If desired, active collaboration with your local or preferred healthcare providers through exchange of care plans and recommendations.
  • Actively engage the former player in their game plan and provide resources to facilitate engagement.

At the Cleveland Clinic, we consider ourselves caregivers to anyone coming through our hospital system. As caregivers, we are committed to providing World Class Service to former players and their family members to ensure the most valuable and meaningful experience. Caregivers directly associated with the Brain and Body program use virtual visits prior to and following the in-person visit of the former player. Our goal is to partner with former players maintaining and improving all aspects of health and well-being.

The comprehensive systems wide medical assessment includes the following:

  • Internal medicine
  • Extensive lab panel
  • Imaging (orthopedic, cardiovascular, brain)
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical therapy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cardiology
  • Behavioral health
  • Nutrition


  • Neurologists
  • Internal Medicine Physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Dietitians
  • Certified Athletic Trainers
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Vestibular Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Behavioral Psychologists
  • Clinical Psychiatrists
  • Orthopedic Physicians
  • Cardiologists
  • Sleep Medicine Physicians

Program Logistics

Following the assessment all results and recommendations are shared with the former player along with coordination of any necessary follow up. Cleveland Clinic providers and staff remain available through virtual visits to meet the needs of former players as they navigate their ongoing healthcare.

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