Learn how PRP treatment helps Sports Physical Therapists and their patients.
We’ve all seen it happen. Tragic, career-ending injuries that take place right before our eyes. Often these injuries are flukes, a random accident that utterly transforms the athlete’s life. No one likes to see these accidents happen and if they do we want to see the athlete return to the game quickly. That’s where sports physical therapists come in.
PRP Injections with Sports Physical Therapy
The entire field of sports physical therapy revolves around the mission to support and stimulate the speedy healing of injured athletes so they can get back on the field as soon as possible.
To this end sports physical therapists want to provide the most advanced and state-of-the-art sports physiotherapy methods.
One method that is gaining popularity (because it works!) is platelet-rich plasma injections as part of sports therapy. Also known as PRP injections, this method of healing aids sports injury healing, especially when combined with physical therapy.
By using PRP injections athletes can get back on the field faster than ever! Professional athletes have especially benefited from this procedure. In fact some of your favorite athletes used PRP therapy just last year as part of their recovery process from injuries!
What PRP Sports Physical Therapy Has Done for 3 Pro Athletes
PRP injections have proven to have tremendous results for these athletes!
- Philadelphia Phillies player, Aaron Nola, received a platelet-rich plasma injection to treat his strained right-elbow ligament in 2016. His injections have allowed him to be healed and ready to pitch a terrific game in 2017.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers players, Hines Ward, caused a stir in 2009 when he used PRP injections to help him recover from a knee injury before the Super Bowl. Because of this he was able to play in the game and even won MVP!
- Kobe Bryant, the former Lakers Basketball player, has credited PRP injections for prolonging and rejuvenating his career by stimulating the naturally occurring regenerative properties to heal injuries.
These are just three of the professional athletes who have benefited from the tremendous healing properties of PRP with sports physical therapy. But, PRP injections aren’t just for professionals!
Anyone can benefit from the natural healing methods in PRP injections. Your sports physical therapist can help answer any questions you might have about this incredible sports injury recovery method. Set up a consultation with Dr. Stuart A. Kauffman to ask these and other questions today.