Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment in Victoria, BC
Professional athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, and many more have received benefit from a new regenerative medicine called Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP). PRP is quickly becoming the new gold standard for tendonitis treatment because it is highly effective and promotes rapid healing. Instead of interrupting healing process by shutting off the inflammation with cortisone, PRP actually helps to boost immune function, and enhance circulation to facilitate true healing. In addition to treating inflamed and injured tendons, PRP is also a highly effective treatment for joint pain and degeneration. Osteoarthritis affects nearly one out of two people as they age and these degenerative processes can begin much earlier. PRP treatment is on the cutting-edge of therapies to help treat and even reverse joint pain, injury and degeneration. PRP is becoming increasingly popular due to success in treating stubborn and severe cases and can help to prevent re-injury and deterioration of muscle, bone, and joint health. PRP is an injection therapy using natural medicines that help to strengthen joints and reduce pain, improve the health of cartilage. The injections stimulate the body’s natural healing process allowing for tissue regeneration with as few as four treatments. Regenerative medicine should be considered before joint replacement to avoid unnecessary surgeries or prolong the need for joint replacement. Receiving regenerative therapies both before and after surgery can also improve outcomes and cut healing time.
Dr. Atkins is a naturopathic doctor (ND) in general practice with an interest in pain management and sports medicine. He has received extensive training in Prolotherapy/PRP and regenerative injection therapies, acupuncture, intravenous therapy, and nutrition for athletic performance, allergies, and weight loss and detox.