Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)


What is PRP Therapy?

PRP is a cutting-edge, non-surgical, steroid-free treatment that relieves pain by helping the body to repair damaged and injured tissues by speeding up its own natural healing process. PRP is minimally invasive, and utilizes the natural growth factors contained in the body’s own blood platelets. It gets the body to initiate or ‘jump start’ the regenerative repair process, and since it uses the body’s own platelets, there is very little risk of allergic reaction.

How is the treatment given?

Blood is drawn with a special syringe and processed in a centrifuge to obtain the PRP. The PRP is then injected into the location that needs treatment. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes, and unlike steroid injections, PRP will not cause weight gain, mood changes, sleep disturbances or high blood pressure.

What is PRP Used For?

Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is ideal for patients experiencing pain from:


» Achilles Tendonitis
» ACL Injuries
» Ankle Sprains
» Cervical Facet Pain
» Hamstring & Hip Strains
» Knee Sprains
» Neck Pain

» Lumbar Spine Disk Pain
» Plantar Fasciitis
» Rotator Cuff Injuries
» Shoulder Pain
» SI (Sacroiliac) Joint Dysfunction
» Spinal Stenosis
» Tennis Elbow


» Knee Arthritis
» Hip Joint Arthritis

» Knee Arthritis
» Hip Joint Arthritis


» Migraine Headaches

» Chronic Headaches

How effective is PRP Therapy?

PRP has been found to be highly effective in treating chronic ligament and tendon issues that have failed with other treatments.

» A study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, found that PRP significantly improved pain and function in 72% of patients. 1

» Research done at the University of Pittsburgh found that PRP exerts anti-inflammatory effects on injured tendons. 2

PRP helps with joint pain

1 Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: May 2013 – Volume 23 – Issue 3 – p 238–239, doi: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e31827c3846

2 Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Exerts Anti-inflammatory Effects on Injured Tendons: Zhang, J; Wang, J H-C, University of Pittsburgh