As a sports medicine practice, our "bread and butter" is the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Our patients see us for all sorts of aches and pains, often brought on by their various athletic endeavors. It's our job to make an accurate diagnosis of the problem, then to assemble a treatment plan which will keep them active and get them back to full-speed as quickly as possible. These plans are individualized to each patient, and we use a multitude of tools to speed the process, when possible.
In 2017, we now have a new tool to help patients treat certain injuries! Welcome Dr. Todd Montgomery to Podium Sports Medicine. He will be bringing prolotherapy to our patients, and is available to see patients as of January.
Prolotherapy is a series of injection treatments for injuries that are causing pain or limiting your athletic performance. It has the ability to directly address the cause of pain, stimulating a weakened site to produce new fibrous tissues. This results in improved stabilization of the joint and better function of the soft tissue around it.
It was first used in the 1930’s as a non-surgical alternative to muscle, tendon, and ligament injury. Since that time it has been heavily studied and is now recognized as a safe and effective method of injections to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It can be used for both new and old injuries in just about every part of the body.
Prolotherapy can get you and your body back to exercising and feeling better in just a few weeks. Most patients typically require 1-3 injections.
Dr. Montgomery has studied and been trained in prolotherapy by the AAOM, one of the world's foremost authorities on prolotherapy and regenerative medicine.