The life of an athlete, whether high school, collegiate, professional or simply for the love of sports can be hard on the body. It would be fantastic, albeit unlikely if an athlete were to go his/her entire career without having to seek the aid of a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine. According to the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Program, over 100-million physician visits in the U.S. are due to muscle and tendon injuries?
If you find yourself in need of a sports physical therapist in Philadelphia, you may want to consider a local option that specializes in some of the most innovative, painless and powerful sports physical therapy solutions on the market.
Help, I Need a Sports Physical Therapist in Philadelphia!
Ask and you shall receive, as the saying goes. And, you’ll be getting much more than simply help for a sports-related injury or condition. At Kauffman PRP, our sports physical therapy services center on treating injuries by utilizing the natural, expedient and minimally invasive method of PRP injections.
We utilize one of the best healing agents available – your body’s own growth factors.
What is PRP and How Exactly Does it Repair a Sports-Related Injury?
PRP refers to “Platelet Rich Plasma.” The process of PRP injections involves the extraction of growth factors from the blood to use as healing agents. Once a vial of blood has been taken from a patient, the growth factors are pulled from the blood by the utilization of a centrifuge. After being separated, the PRP healing agents are re-injected into the site in need of repair.
PRP injections can be used to treat a number of sports-related injuries, from tendonitis to golfer’s and tennis elbow; to plantar fasciitis; bursitis; rotator cuff deviations; to ligament sprains and strains.
Is PRP Safe for Athletes?
PRP is safe for virtually everyone. Generally, PRP injections are available to anyone over 18. There are other benefits above and beyond PRP’s safety and versatility, including:
- Minimal downtime – athletes have seen positive results within weeks, including Steelers Wide Receiver, Hines Ward, who was back on the field for the Super Bowl a mere 3 weeks after receiving PRP injections for a high-ankle sprain.
- Little to no pain – the sensation of a PRP injection is similar to “microneedling,” resulting in minimal to no pain.
- No fillers or byproducts – since PRP utilizes growth factors from your own body, the risks associated with synthetic injections such as those linked with Cortisone and other steroidal-type injections can be avoided.
- The process is quick – you can be in and out of our office in 30 minutes.
If you’re interested in learning more about PRP, please call us today for a consultation.