(SCI) Named Provider-Manager in the Concussion Settlement Program for Retired Professional Football Players

July 2017

Los Angeles, California – A select group of Sports Concussion Institute’s Neurologists and Neuropsychologists are participating as Qualified BAP Providers and Qualified MAF Physicians in the National Football League Players’ Injury Concussion Litigation Settlement Program.
Under the guidelines of the settlement program, SCI is managing a network of board-certified neurologists and neuropsychologists to provide comprehensive evaluations of retired professional football players. Eligible players receive a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation with an ABPP board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in addition to a neurological evaluation with a board-certified neurologist.

“We are committed to providing athletes, wives, caregivers, and parents with information and quality neurological care. Our aim is to safely facilitate a return to play for concussed athletes, and providing retired players with treatments and proper care for life after sports” said Dr. Tony L. Strickland, Founder, and CEO of SCI, Board-Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

According to Dr. Hayley B. Kristinsson, Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow at SCI, “Here at SCI we work with athletes on a daily basis and have tailored our services to meet the unique needs of this population. We want to help athletes through this process and ensure that the evaluation is not only highly accurate but will help athletes and families find the resources they so desperately need.”

In addition to conducting neuropsychological and neurological evaluations for retired football players as part of the settlement program, SCI provides comprehensive neuropsychological clinical care for a wide variety of neurobehavioral disorders. Some of SCI’s services include individual psychotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation, neurological consultation, baseline testing, among other services in order to provide individuals with evidence-based treatment and evaluation of a wide variety of neurological and psychological disorders.

SCI is expanding nationwide and eligible settlement members will be able to receive their neurological and neuropsychological evaluations at any one of SCI’s provider locations. SCI is currently managing a network of providers in multiple states, including New York, DC, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Florida.

All of SCI’s providers are highly experienced in working with professional athletes and possess extensive knowledge regarding the neurological effects of repeated head injury. SCI staff also work directly with administrators of the concussion settlement program and are highly knowledgeable about policies and procedures regarding these evaluations. Above all, SCI is committed to providing athletes with top of the line evaluation and treatment of the neurological sequela of sports related concussion.

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