No athlete likes to be sidelined with an injury. Our goal is to get you back into action as soon as possible. “Return to play” refers to the point in recovery from an injury when an athlete is able to go back to playing sports at a pre-injury level. With the right game plan, from early diagnosis and treatment to full function regeneration, procedures at NTXMSK accelerate your return to play.
Osteopathic Medicine focuses on the whole person—the total relationship of the body’s nerves, muscles, bones and organs, and the interrelationship of structure and function. Our physicians believe that nothing can heal our bodies like they can heal themselves. Our procedures are based on this notion, combining modern research with cutting edge procedures to assist our body’s natural EMT system.
This unique philosophy creates a natural approach to enhancement of athletic performance.
When an injury occurs, fast, effective healing is the primary objective. Regenerative Orthopedics activates and assists our EMT system, the source behind the regeneration of tissue. These non-surgical procedures use your body’s own stem cells or naïve stem cells from umbilical fluid to create building blocks that mimic other damaged cells to repair and regenerate damaged tissue.
Non-surgical procedures for chronic pain, injury, and arthritis influence your body’s natural healing response to regain healthy function without opioids or other harmful pharmaceuticals. Even if patients who have tried all other medical options but have not seen results, Regenerative Orthopedics offers hope for you. We are making a huge impact on the lives of patients just like you. Even if you have been told surgery is your only options, it should be your last option.
As much as 30 percent of the population will experience some form of knee degeneration by age 55, resulting in pain and compromise in lifestyle. At last medicine has found an option to treat this condition that does not entail surgery or medication that merely masks the pain.
Non-surgical treatments have been shown to be effective modalities for patients with acute and chronic athletic injuries. Even if you have been told surgery is your only option, Regenerative Orthopedics has been shown to be effective on patents who:
- suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis
- are trying to return to a sport quickly following an acute injury
- have recent or past acute injuries and are looking for quick recovery
- have failed to get results from other treatment options
- are exploring alternative options to surgery
- are restricted from performing common tasks due to stiff joints and pain
- want to move better and feel better
Osteopathic Medicine healing philosophy
Osteopathic Medicine adheres to two key concepts:
Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. In other words, structure influences function. Restrictions in body tissue caused by misalignment or trauma prevent optimal function of the entire physiological system, limiting overall wellness. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, founder of Osteopathy, proposed that all parts of the body are connected by myofascial tissue. Tiny micro-tubules within the collagen transport fluids throughout the body. This sheath is the basis of a key osteopathic principle: unity of function.
The body possesses an innate ability to repair itself. Regenerative Orthopedics maximizes this concept by combining it with cutting edge procedures such as PRP and Stem Cell Therapy. These procedures naturally accelerate and enhance this innate physiological process. Osteopathy is beneficial for everyone because it helps the body to attain maximum wellness and function.
Dr. Still, founder of Osteopathic Medicine, said it quite simply: "To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease."
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
When the body is worked hard, muscles and connective tissue can develop small impingements, micro-tears, and strains. Skeletal structural misalignments often occur. These subtle conditions affect performance and often lead to more serious injury. And, they often are not detectable by imaging procedures.
A physician trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is able to palpitate the tissue, locating conditions that prevent optimal physical function. Treatment of these physical restrictions allows the body to move more freely with greater range of motion. Optimal function of the body allows an athlete to achieve their highest level of performance.
Professional Athletes and Regenerative Orthopedics
If an injury does occur, fast, effective healing is the primary objective. Many professional athletes are using Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to maximize their performance and heal quickly.
Basketball pro Stephen Curry underwent regenerative therapy with PRP to repair and strengthen the connective tissue in his sprained right knee during the first round of the 2016 NBA playoffs. Using plasma and platelets from his own body, PRP was able stimulate his body’s natural healing process. The result was repair and strengthening of the ligaments and tendons in his knee to help prevent further sprains. Curry also began a course in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMT), acupuncture, and use of custom orthotics to strengthen his weak ankles.