National Basketball Retired Players Association Partners with GotProHealth to Provide Complementary & Alternative Medicine to Members and Their Families

Nov 11, 2012

Legends of Basketball Welcome GotProHealth as New Member Partner

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters alumni, today announced a new member program with GotProHealth – a group focused on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Complementary medicine includes modalities such as integrative medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal medicine, chiropractic and naturopathic medicine.


As part of this new program, GotProHealth will educate players and their families on the use of complementary and natural medicine. GotProHealth has developed a national network of qualified and licensed professionals in the field of complementary medicine so that former NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters players will have access to premier practitioners around the country. GotProHealth recently launched a similar program with the NFL Players Association.  “Health and wellness is a priority for our members and their families,” said NBRPA CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. “Joining forces with GotProHealth was a natural partnership for our Association, as members look to become better educated about treatments for various health issues. Our members and their families will also benefit by having access to GotProHealth’s national network of reputable practitioners.”


The National Institutes of Health report that a significant percentage of Americans are now using some form of complementary medicine. In the United States, individuals and organizations alike are embracing the concept of wellness and preventative care. GotProHealth's website and national network is also available to the general public. For more information, visit


“As professional athletes, we push our bodies to extreme limits,” said former NFL running back Ken Jenkins, President of GotProHealth. “Our ongoing health and injury related issues require the insight of highly skilled practitioners. GotProHealth’s mission is to make those exceptional practitioners readily available to the athletes, their families, and to the general public.”


About the National Basketball Retired Players Association:

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes President & Chairman of the Board Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Vice President Otis Birdsong, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Steve Hayes, Past President Dr. George W. Tinsley Sr., Thurl Bailey, Harvey Catchings, James Donaldson, Johnny Newman, LaRue Martin and Danny Schayes. For more information, please visit




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