PROLOTHERAPY & PRP
Regenerative Injection Therapy
Licensed massage therapists target acute and chronic muscle pain to help regain function and mobility. Working with ICBC, massage therapists help after motor vehicle accidents and with the reports.
RMT services are covered under most extended medical plans or ICBC claims.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Using your own platelets,which contain healing factosr (growth factor, growth hormone), and re-administering them to an injured tissue helps to accelerate the healing process and even start a secondary healing cascade. This leads to enhanced tissue repair in areas that don't heal well such as joints and tendons.
Step 1- Blood draw
Step 2 - Process the sample
Step 3 - Collect the platelets
Step 4 - Inject the platelets
*May be covered by extended medical benefits*
WHat is plasma?
Plasma refers to the liquid component of blood; it is the medium for red and white blood cells and other material traveling in the blood stream. Plasma is mostly water but also includes proteins, nutrients, glucose, and antibodies, among other components.
What is prp?
Like red and white blood cells, platelets are a normal component of blood. Platelets alone do not have any restorative or healing properties; rather, they secrete substances called growth factors and other proteins that regulate cell division, stimulate tissue regeneration, and promote healing. Platelets also help the blood to clot; a person with defective platelets or too few platelets will bleed excessively from a cut.
why the angel centrifuge system?
When plasma is present, all 3 light beams pass through and contact the detector. The Angel device recognizes the presence of plasma and turns the valve to collect PPP. The PPP is deposited in the PPP collection reservoir. When platelets and WBCs are present, the 470 nm wavelength of light is absorbed. The absence of the 470 nm beam on the detector alerts the Angel system to stop collecting PPP. The Angel device will then actuate the valve to collect PRP. The PRP is directed into the collection syringe on top of the unit. The 940 nm wavelength is absorbed by RBCs. When the detector no longer detects the 940 nm beam, the Angel system will allow a percentage of RBCs to pass through into the PRP collection syringe. The percentage of RBCs collected in the PRP syringe is determined by the HCT setting selected by the operator.
Our Kelowna PRP clinic can help you get out of pain with our in house platelet harvesting device. Using the technology of ultrasound guided injections, we can take the high levels of PRP and pin point the area of need and optimize the healing cascade. Book a complimentary consult to get started and get out of pain.