Your Own Body Can Help Heal Your Injuries
TGI’s plasma therapy shows stellar results
Summer compels most of us to get outside: to exercise hard, play to win, or work for hours on our gardens and lawns.
Sometimes, it’s just trying to keep up with the kids (and we never can).
Injuries happen. Elbows, knees, wrists, shoulders, joints and more get twisted, sprained, or worse.
Pain, slowdown, staying in. Summer can change as fast as the weather.
Frequently the fix is pain medications or procedures to fix what went wrong with your tendons, tissue, muscles, and ligaments.
There can be another way to heal which elicits the body’s own healing peptides and cells.
It’s called Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, or PRP. At The Guyer Institute, we offer this pain-free, regenerative treatment with the experience gained from seeing patient after patient achieve enduring recoveries.
“It’s so gratifying,” says Dale Guyer, founder and medical director, “to know and observe the body using its own building blocks in the blood and target the weakened and damaged areas. Time and again, I’ve seen PRP heal and help people get back out living again.”
Here’s how PRP works. Centrifuge machines and techniques approved by the FDA spin a small amount of a patient’s blood until the growth factors contained in platelets are purified by separation.
The resulting plasma extract is then injected into the site of the body’s injury. The whole process is done in The Guyer Institute offices in about an hour. Depending on the severity, two or three injections may be needed.
A Smooth Recovery
Many orthopedic physicians now recognize PRP can be extremely effective in situations where surgery is not the only or the obvious solution. It has also been shown to significantly aid healing after a surgery. It doesn’t have to be either-or.
Professional and college athletes are doing it and getting back on the field or court faster. They don’t want to damage the physiology and physicality that make them great. PRP makes sense for them, and delivers improvement without downsides.
Dr. Allan Mishra, a professor of orthopedics at Stanford, told the New York Times, “It’s not just the professional athlete who needs to get back to their game. Everyone wants to get back to what they do for play or for work.”
Danielle, a former Purdue cheerleader, had surgery for a major knee injury suffered while playing the sport she loved. She came to The Guyer Institute for PRP therapy, and recovered far beyond what some doctors had predicted.
“I encourage any athlete who is struggling with an injury to think outside the box and consider non-invasive options,” Danielle said. “It changed my life.”
It can change yours, too.