Our Seven Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Methods

  1. Brain Mapping & Training
  2. Pain Management
  3. Clinical Therapy
  4. Diet & Exercise
  5. Food Supplements
  6. Spiritual
  7. 360 Wellness



Our treatment program uses brain scanning to assist the identification of injury and brain function. This records brain activity with a revolutionary qEEG Brainmaster System. The information is then interpreted by a clinical expert to evaluate brain function, and to track changes in brain function due to various traumatic brain injuries and assess interventions such as neurofeedback.

We offer 4 types of Neurofeedback modalities and Smart Cognitive training.

With the latest advances in therapies for neuroplasticity, brain training may improve cognitive function, memory, attention, decision-making and provide relapse prevention.

Custom tailored, individual nutritional organic food plans for cleansing and healing, cognitive mapping and training for neuron realignment and relapse prevention, Spiritual Fundamentals for impulse control, personal training for Wellness, yoga, mindful meditation, equine therapy, twelve step surfing, native american healing, art, music therapy, massage and acupuncture.

We rebuild your body naturally. With behavioral therapy, we give you a strong foundation for change. Our brain-training program, provides relapse prevention by rewiring your thought processes and exercising strategic attention, integration, and mental flexibility. Our bio-active supplement program replenishes and balances brain chemistry for mood enhancement and stability, and our daily spiritual practice  allows you to confidently rediscover your gifts and map out a new way of life.

When clients are ready to integrate into the world again, We provide a comprehensive Transitional Living Program at a sober house or with a life coach.  We encourage all clients to elect the 90-day program, which is considered the “gold standard” by industry professionals. Then with our after care program you can confidently begin your life again with support from nationally licensed  telemedicine mental health providers.

Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury that is sustained by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. While not all hits to the head will result in TBI, in some cases the results can be severe enough to produce brain damage and eventual death. When a TBI occurs it is classified as mild, moderate, or severe, depending upon the amount of time an athlete is rendered unconscious paired with the amount of time that they suffer cognitive symptoms. Any form of TBI, even a mild one, can have long lasting effects for an athlete and his or her family. Moderate and serious TBIs can affect a wide range of behaviors including cognitive abilities, social-emotional interaction, speech, perception, and overall mental health.

Athletes Recovery is a private treatment program that has been specifically designed to meet the unique needs of professional and collegiate athletes, both active and retired. We firmly believe in taking an individualized approach to treatment when helping those who are struggling with mental health problems or substance abuse. Athletes Recovery understands that a culturally-competent, compassionate, and experienced treatment program is critical to best meet the needs of our clients in order to provide the tools needed for lasting recovery.


Why Consider Treatment at Athletes Recovery

Athletes in particular, especially those in high risk sports like football or boxing, are at an increased risk of traumatic brain injury due to the nature of sports. TBIs can result in impaired physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. An athlete who suffers a hard hit to the head can experience dizziness, poor balance, headaches, memory problems, impulsive behavior, slowed behavior, and difficulty putting thoughts into words. In addition to a whole host of physical and cognitive issues, TBIs have the ability to bring about psychosocial concerns such as depression, anxiety, changes in personality, and can cause angry outbursts. Finally, if severe enough, a traumatic injury can prevent an athlete from returning to the game, forcing him or her into early retirement, which can lead to the development of other mental health concerns.

While the first step in treatment for traumatic brain injury is stabilization in an acute care hospital, an inpatient program that specializes in dealing with this type of clientele can help to get any mental health concerns under control. By entering into an inpatient program, athletes place themselves in a supportive environment that will provide them with the ability to focus all of their energy into getting better. Through a combination of medication and behavioral therapies, an inpatient treatment program can help you work through any emotions surrounding your TBI, while at the same time teaching you the skills necessary to manage the symptoms of a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety.

Program Philosophy and Benefits

Our treatment philosophy is based upon the acknowledgement that each athlete who comes to us is a unique person and does not experience a mental health disorder the same way another individual does. We alter our treatment approaches to fit each athlete’s needs, making sure to use the most effective approaches that will provide for the best recovery. We have created our services based upon the mental and physical regimens our athletes are familiar with, while at the same time placing a strong emphasis upon strength and the accountability of team.

If you feel that you are in crisis, or are having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Treatment Options at Athletes Recovery

When you first arrive at our inpatient center, you will complete a comprehensive evaluation with one of our intake specialists, which will allow us to identify your present concerns and exact treatment needs. The results of your initial assessment will be used to develop a plan of care that will map out your treatment process during your stay. Our therapeutic approaches are rooted in the principles of recovery with an added emphasis upon spiritual, emotional, and personal growth, all of which are designed to transform the lives of the athletes we treat. Some of the therapeutic methods we employ may include:

Medication may be used in the beginning of your treatment in order to help you manage the symptoms of any mental health disorders you are facing. Over time, as you learn some better coping strategies, your medication may be slowly tapered down or eliminated altogether. All medication usage will be overseen by your treatment team and continuously monitored.

Individual therapy is an effective approach used in mental health treatment that can help athletes to become able to discuss their emotions surrounding their TBI and learn ways to manage them effectively. An individual session allows you to talk about private matters in a safe, non-judgmental space, while receiving input from your therapist.

Group therapy will allow you to work with other athletes who are facing similar struggles and together you can help each other reach a happier place in life. Through multiple group sessions you can learn how to identify and work through upsetting emotions, while at the same time gaining insight and support from those around you.

Family therapy is an important aspect of the treatment process as facing the after effects of a traumatic brain injury can be devastating for everyone involved. At Athletes Recovery, we will take the time to work with our clients and their loved ones to help them learn how to cope with this traumatic experience and help them identify ways in which to best be supportive. Additionally, we will open the lines of communication letting each family member express what they are feeling so that everyone can heal as a whole unit.

In addition to our traditional therapeutic methods, Athletes Recovery offers a number of experiential programs to hope heal the whole individual. Some of these may include:

  • Exercise (pool exercise, yoga, weights, aerobic, dance)
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Prayer and meditation

Continuing Care

As you come to the end of your treatment program at Athletes Recovery, you will work directly with your treatment team to develop an aftercare plan that will best suit your continuing needs. Some individuals may decide that they need to continue their recovery journey in a less intensive environment and so they opt for a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Both of these programs allow our clients to continue their therapy while slowly integrating back into their community and family lives. Others may feel that they have made enough progress and choose to discharge home with referrals to traditional outpatient therapy and community resources, should they need additional support.