Why Athletes Use PRP to Speed Sports Injury Recovery

When it comes to healing the human body, professional athletes are typically at the forefront of the latest therapies since their livelihoods depend upon their physical health. So when an injury sends them to the sideline, they use every tool available to get back into the game — and many are turning to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to do just that.

At Daly Integrative Medical Group, our team of health care experts stays abreast of the latest integrative and holistic practices that are helping people heal more quickly. Leading the charge in this regard is regenerative medicine, which includes PRP therapy.

Here’s a look at why pro athletes from Alex Rodriguez to Kobe Bryant use PRP to speed sports injury recovery, and how we bring this innovative therapy to our clients in Titusville, Florida.

Harnessing the power from within

Pro athletes not only want to recover quickly, but they’re also looking for treatment protocols that deliver long-term and sustainable results. After all, there’s no sense getting back into the game only to face re-injury. These objectives send them searching for solutions that heal the body on a cellular level, rebuilding from the inside out, which is exactly what PRP therapy accomplishes.

The platelets in your blood are primarily responsible for clotting, but their job hardly ends there. Once they stem the bleeding, your platelets release growth factors and cytokines, which create the ultimate healing environment within your body as they call upon your own resources to help regenerate and repair damaged tissue.

With PRP therapy, we simply concentrate and redirect these resources into areas where you can use a healing boost. Whether you have a torn ligament or a compromised tendon, PRP therapy helps your body to bounce back more quickly from these injuries.

How PRP therapy works

One of the many advantages of PRP therapy is that we’re using resources from your own body, which means they’re already primed to work in concert with all of your systems.

To harness your platelets, we draw a small sample of your blood and use a special centrifuge to separate out your platelets. We then take this concentrate, mix it back in with a little bit of your plasma, and inject this potent healing mixture directly into the area of your injury.

Most of our clients benefit from a series of PRP injections, which we space apart to allow time for your body to respond and rebuild.

Now it’s your turn

As we deliver the PRP therapy, you can speed your recovery even further by tackling your injury from several different angles, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, and physical therapy. As the platelets go to work to encourage the synthesis of healthy cells, you can strengthen this new tissue and ensure the optimal flow of resources through our integrative therapies.

If you’ve been injured and are champing at the bit to get active again, turn to the tools that professional athletes use. To get started on PRP therapy, contact us at 321-267-4324.