PRP THERAPY | Praised By Top Athletes
PLATELET RICH PLASMA ("PRP")
Platelet-rich plasma, (or "PRP"), is one of the most popular regenerative medicine options for healing tissue damage in a non-invasive way. PRP comes from your own blood cells, and it can be obtained easily by drawing just a small amount. This therapy option has demonstrated its ability to help regenerate damaged tissues and restore function to the injured joint, muscle, or other tissue, and it has been used by a number of professional athletes to aid in their recoveries.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is innovative and fast, the procedure itself can be completed in under an hour. Compared to a surgical procedure, PRP therapy is relatively simple. Once the blood sample has been processed, (for a higher concentration of growth factor-packed platelets), it’s injected at the site of the injury. Usually, 3-5 PRP treatments produces the most impressive outcomes.
For most injuries, PRP therapy can help facilitate recovery in six weeks - far less than recovery time for surgery or physical therapy. For pro athletes looking for a quick return to the playing field, PRP therapy is fast becoming a regular part of many top performers regimen. Enjoy the following benefits:
Reduced pain and swelling with treatment
No serious side effects
CELEBRITY USE OF PRP
Thanks to its minimal downtime and safety, PRP has become hugely popular among celebrities as well.
1. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian famously used the Vampire Facial form of PRP (also recorded in her show Kim and Kourtney take Miami!) She opted to eliminate wrinkles and get a glowing look for her skin, and the results were spectacular.
2. Angelina Jolie
Angelina's Vampire Facelift procedure improves collagen production at the injection site. Thanks to the collagen boost, her face got a much younger and glowing look, and her skin got smoother and more youthful with elastic.
3. Kobe Bryant
After trying several failed options for his injured knees, with an early retirement looming, Kobe Bryant flew to Germany to have PRP injections into his knee. He was then able to continue his professional basketball career without knee problems.
4. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods also had knee problems after blowing out his knee in 2008. Instead of a long and painful recovery process, Tiger got several PRP injections before the Master’s tournament, and was able to compete again without pain.
5. Alex Rodriguez
Alex had surgery in 2009. Doctors expected him to have a long recovery and presumed he may be able to return to his career after a long time. However, Alex also received PRP therapy shortly after his surgery. This helped him heal and regain his strength much faster than expected, and he resumed his successful career quickly.
6. Hines Ward
During the AFC Championship Game, Hines Ward suffered a knee injury that could have ended his chances of competing two weeks later in the Super Bowl. Ward is one of the more widely recognized athletes in sports today due to his exemplary conduct both on and off the field (not to mention his award-winning smile). With the help of PRP, this champion was quickly and safely brought to game playing status with the rapid results - and played in the Super Bowl.
7. Brandon Roy
In 2011, during the NBA lockout, NBA all star Brandon Roy announced his retirement from basketball. Years of basketball had caused the cartilage between his bones to degenerate, leaving him barely able to walk, let alone play basketball. After receving PRP treatments later that year, Roy found healing in the treatments to allow him to return to the NBA as a free agent in 2012.
8. Rashard Lewis
Rashard's stint with the Wizards came to an end in 2011, when the pain in his right knee became unbearable and made him ineffective. More than two weeks after having a platelet rich plasma injection in his right knee, Rashard Lewis was ready to start to get prepared for next season.
PRP THERAPY FAQ's
What is Acoustic Sound Wave Therapy (AWT)?Acoustic Sound Wave Therapy or AWT is an appromixately 15-minute non-surgical procedure used to treat chronic plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, shoulder tendonitis, and other chronic tendinopathies. AWT is used internationally for conditions all over the body. In the United States, an FDA study was performed for patients who suffer from chronic plantar fasciitis with or without the presence of a heel spur. The results were an amazing average reduction in pain of 92% with only one treatment. This data reflects the results of the patients who participated in a one-year follow-up study. AWTbenefits patients because their condition can be treated extracorporeally, meaning outside of the body. Because the treatment is non-invasive, many of the expenses and risks of surgery are eliminated.
How safe and effective is AWT?The FDA AWT treatment protocol shows an overwhelming success rate. In the study, a group of 150 patients was asked to rate their pain level on a scale of 1 to 10. The average pain level before treatment was 7.7. After receiving one AWT treatment, the patients were asked one year later to rate their pain level again on a scale of 1 to 10. The patients who reported had an average pain score post-AWTof 0.6. This is a 92% reduction in pain and a much higher rate of success than any non-surgical or surgical procedure. More importantly, AWT is very safe.
How does it actually work?AWT accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong accoutic pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro bubbles that expand and burst, creating micro-traumas. This penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.
How many treatments are usually needed?The number of sessions needed depends on the condition that is being treated. Each treatment session takes between 10-15 minutes and can vary depending on the condition that is being treated. Consult with our office to learn more about what to expect for your situation.
What type of results are expected?Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments. Since there is no downtime, many patients report immediate relief after one treatment. Per clinical studies, this technology has a 91% success rate, and patients report being pain free or having a significant reduction in pain. This non-surgical therapy for pain eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus improving patient’s quality of life.