Today's focus is on the ongoing research and diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a debilitating disease separate from other Neurodegenerative diseases. Although current diagnosis of CTE can only be made post-mortem, validation studies are currently underway at the VA-BU brain bank for a pre-mortem diagnosis of the disease. After this, the drug companies will be able to start their search for treatment. We're not waiting around for this to happen, and believe players should not have to either.
At present, there are 27 peer-reviewed studies showing Neurofeedback’s efficacy in the treatment of TBI of various forms with various populations, with over 600 case studies. Our successes with individuals ranging from car accident victims to military injuries and professional athletes have shown massive quality of life changes where other treatments have failed for years.
Our pilot study of 9 former NFL athletes using a specialized type of Neurofeedback showed a huge reduction in symptoms, improvement in quality of life and physiologic brain changes that have all lasted one year after treatment.
Dr. George Rozelle who completed the pilot study of 9 players works with retired NFL players in Sarasota, FL. Alan Lane of the Professionals Fund explains their charitable organization and how anyone can get involved to help fund the current study.
Dr. Harry Ford and Dr. Penny Montgomery in Denver, CO work with multiple former players including Dave Studdard and Jon Keyworth. Both see impressive results.