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How Does PRP Help Me Heal?

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a regenerative medical option in which a small amount of the patient’s own blood is extracted, separated and concentrated for its growth factors and plasma, and reinserted into the target area of the body for healing.

PRP works by sending growth factors and other regenerative properties into the target area, which signals the body to heal the affected area. This increases blood flow, stimulates cell growth, and consequently tissue regeneration. This option has been used in treating shoulder tears, osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, ligament injuries, and many other tissue-related conditions.

PRP is used at Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine as part of a wide-ranging program that can include stem cell therapy, laser therapy, and more. While PRP can be helpful on its own, its potential is truly harnessed when combined as part of a complete healing plan tailored to your desired healthcare outcome.

As part of a regenerative medicine rehabilitation plan, we can use PRP as a ‘booster shot’, meaning we can stimulate healing over a longer period of time by administering growth factors at regular intervals.

If you have been experiencing pain in your tissue or joints and you are looking for a minimally-invasive alternative to invasive surgery, kick-start your healing today and contact us at (319) 320-1952 to find out how we can help.