An increasing number of current and former NFL players are turning to dentists and oral appliance therapy as their solution to sleep apnea.
An increasing number of current and former NFL players are turning to dentists and oral appliance therapy as their solution to sleep apnea. This is thought to be a direct result of Pro Player Health Alliance’snational campaign titled “Tackle Sleep Apnea”. The “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign involves David Gergen, President of PPHA, and his team travelling the country to promote awareness through public events and private player screenings with the Living Heart Foundation’s HOPE (Heart, Obesity, Prevention & Education) Program.
Mr. Gergen mentions, “More and more retired NFL greats contact me regarding treating their sleep apnea. I am happy to refer them to a dentist or medical doctor who can help them.” Recently Pro Player Health Alliance, Smile Brands and the Professional Athletes Foundation with Andre Collins as the Executive Director have developed a plan to help direct the players towards long term solutions for all of their health needs. Their goal is to ensure players living near any one of the hundreds of Smile Brands affiliated dental offices will be able to see a Smile Brands affiliated dentist and be taken care of for their dental and sleep apnea needs by getting tested and delivered an oral appliance when medically indicated.
Since beginning the “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign, Pro Player Health Alliance has teamed up with multiple organizations, medical doctors, dentists and players to help get over 180 former players treated for sleep apnea and educated tens of thousands of the general population in various communities across the country.
LISTED IN THIS PHOTO: Andre Collins, David Gergen and Mark Walczak
About Pro Player Health Alliance
Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players, through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. Since launching in April 2012, over 160 players have been treated through PPHA’s “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign. Also, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. In addition to the campaign, PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people who suffer from sleep apnea treated.
Sourced: PRWeb – http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11760924.htm