HRA Approved Regenerative Therapies

TBI, Chronic Pain and Neurodegenerative Conditions
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The Wellness Institute

La Jolla

The Wellness Institute – La Jolla is proud to offer regenerative growth factors for TBI/CTE, chronic career-induced injuries and neuro degenerative diseases.

Through the players’ HRA, full reimbursement for this specialized therapy will be issued based on quarterly statements and available balance of each individual.




What Are Extracellular Vesicles?

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a diverse group of small, membrane-bound structures that are released by various types of cells into the extracellular environment. They play crucial roles in cell-to-cell communication, allowing cells to exchange information, signals, and molecules without direct contact.

EVs are involved in various physiological and pathological processes, including immune response regulation, tissue repair, cancer progression, and more.

NFL Alumni Guidelines For Therapy and Reimbursement

Step 1: Letter of Necessity

Obtain a Letter of Necessity (LMN) from your primary care physician or by scheduling a Telehealth appointment with one of our providers. (This process will initiate pre-qualification by the NFL based on demographics and account balances in your HRA).

Step 2: Schedule Your Therapy

You can now book your appointment for Regenerative Therapy at our office in La Jolla, CA.

*This service requires payment in full prior to appointment.  We accept credit card or have financing available through United Financing, a direct-to-consumer lender for NFL players.

Step 3: Reimbursement

Once you receive your treatment, you will receive a detailed copy of your paid invoice that you will need to send along with the LMN to your HRA.

You will then be reimbursed by the NFL within 30-45 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Exosomes?
Exosomes are a subpopulation of extracellular vesicles, nanosized particles, lipid bilayer-enclosed, naturally secreted from cells after the fusion of intracellular Multivesicular bodies with the plasma membrane. 
What is the purpose of exosomes?
Exosomes are secreted by all types of cells and are also found abundantly in the bodily fluids such as: saliva, blood, urine and breast milk. The major role of exosomes is to carry the information by delivering various effectors or signaling molecules between specific cells.
Where do exosomes come from?

MSCs derived exosomal cargo exhibit intracellular signaling and communications to targeted tissues. The key sources of exosomes derived from the MSCs include bone marrow, adipose tissue, placental cells, umbilical cells, endometrial fluid, and amniotic fluid.

Are exosomes better than PRP?
Many consider Exosome therapy to be one step above PRP therapy as it can provide more effective results. Unllike the PRP therapy, there is not much downtime necessary for this procedure, which makes it a great choice for many men and women.
How are exosomes used in medicine?
Exosomes have demonstrated regenerative properties by reducing inflammation and apoptosis while promoting proliferation and angiogenesis. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and MSC-derived exosomes are popular in regenerative medicine, due to their multipotency and self-renewing properties.
How are exosomes administered?
Exosome therapy can be administered through intravenous (IV) therapy, nebulizer, or direct injection in the treatment area. Exosomes are powerful elements that can restore cells throughout your body. They enhance cell-to-cell communication, which is essential for overall cell health.


Health Practitioners

Salvador Renteria, DO

Board Certified in Surgery and Integrative Medicine

Christina Shelly

Registered Nurse

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