PRP Therapy at Precision PT & Sports Medicine

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Do you have joint pain? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Degenerative disc disease? At Precision PT & Med, we know pain, and we are here to help! Through the use of PRP Therapy, we can help bring you pain relief today! Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy can treat a range of sports and acute injuries by stimulating the tendon or ligament to engage in collagen formation, thus kicking off the healing process, and getting you out of pain. Come in and share your story with us. Our trained staff will get you feeling better—FAST!


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What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is your own body’s blood plasma with concentrated platelets. Platelets are really good cells located in your blood. These platelets contain natural sources of growth factors, proteins and cytokines that stimulate the healing of bone and soft tissues. So, if you think of your blood like one of those nesting Russian dolls, the first one is your blood, inside that is your plasma, inside the plasma are platelets, and the next doll, the jackpot doll, contains growth factors, proteins, and cytokines.

Growth factors provide numerous ways of assisting cellular repair. One of those ways is as a biological communication tower that signals the body’s immune system to get busy. Growth factors also decrease inflammation and improve cell growth.

Where does PRP Come From?

If we needed salt for a cake we were baking and had nothing but ocean water available to us, we could gather a large amount of ocean water and boil it down until all that remained was the salt. But, if instead of adding that one teaspoon of salt to the cake mix, we added a gallon of ocean water, we would get some salt but not enough for the recipe. Gathering the “salt,” or Plasma Rich Platelets, from the blood is similar in that we need to siphon off the key ingredient from the blood (ocean water) so we are left with the platelets that contain all the healing stuff. The way this is done is by spinning the blood. A small amount of blood is taken from the patient and is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and, through a multi-functional process, separates out a layer of platelets. This can increase the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 400 to 600%.

What Does PRP Do?

Those growth factors, proteins, and cytokines initiate and regulate basic aspects of natural wound healing. Enhanced healing is possible when platelet concentration is increased with PRP. Activated platelets “signal” to distant repair cells to come to the injury site.

When PRP is injected into the damaged area, it stimulates the tendon or ligament to engage in collagen formation, thereby beginning the healing process. As a result, new collagen begins to develop. The new collagen synthesis at the injury site and quickly begins the repair process.

What Else Makes PRP a Terrific Healing Therapy for Injuries?

There is little chance for rejection or allergic reaction to PRP because the substance comes from the patient’s own body. The PRP injection carries far less chance for infection than an incision, leaves no scar, and only takes about 20 minutes.

As a standalone treatment, PRP is best used to treat acute soft tissue injuries. It is also used in conjunction with stem cell therapy to help provide the necessary growth factors and maximize healing potential.

Injuries Treated by PRP Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can potentially treat a range of sports and acute injuries resulting in joint, tendon, and ligament pain. Soft tissue injuries are most responsive to PRP treatment. The following is a representative, non-exhaustive sample:

  • Joint Pain
  • Ligament, Tendon, and Muscle Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Chronic Sports Injuries
  • Degenerative Joint & Disc Disease
  • Chronic Sprains and Strains
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Strains
  • Arthritic Joints
  • Shoulder Pain, Hip Pain, and Knee Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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About the Team

 

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

About The Team

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

Savannah Torres

DPT
Savannah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. Savannah has had experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, post-op rehab, sports injuries, and has treated a wide range of of conditions. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, has training in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Blood Flow Restriction, Graston Technique, Selective Function Movement Assessment, Mulligan Concept, and is certified in Vestibular Rehab. Savannah loves working with all types of patients but her passion is working with recovering athletes to get them back to the sport they love. Outside of work she loves traveling, staying active, spending time with her family, and attending sporting events and music festivals

Ken Garvey

Chiropractor
Kenneth Garvey is the Chiropractic Doctor for Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He was born in Seattle Washington in the small town of Prosser.  He was involved in the boy scouts, and received his eagle scout award.  Doctor Kenneth has always been involved in sports, and was an honorable mention as an outside linebacker for his football team that finished 5th in state. He was also the  starter for his high school basketball that finished 8th in state.  Dr. Garvey also worked outside in the agriculture community during the summers. Realizing that this was hard labor he eventually worked for the Washington State Research and Extension Center inspecting nurseries and certifying health and diseased trees.  To earn money for his Mission he spent time driving Potato and onion trucks for 15 hours a day. Dr. Garvey is fluent in Spanish and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spain for 2 years. Dr. Garvey went to Ricks junior college before transferring to Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor's degree in Science in 1995. He studied Physical Education with an emphasis in Physical Therapy.  He then went on to get a Doctorate degree of Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1998 Dr. Garvey Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in December of 1998.  He began working with a clinic that focused on work injuries. He opened an office in Redwood City California as an Associate doctor.  He then moved to Merced California where he worked for a personal injury clinic.  He opened his own clinic in May of 2002 in Merced CA and became well known dealing with work injuries.  He referred patients for MRI’s, Nerve Testing and saw many serious work injury cases. He referred patients to many Orthopedic surgeons, Neurologist, Pain management clinics and physical therapist. He managed the workers compensation case and eventually wrote final disability examinations for patients.  He became a qualified medical examiner for the state of California. On his free time Dr. Garvey enjoys lifting weights, swimming, playing basketball and all sports activities.  He has many friends and has treated the 51/50 heavyweight Amateur Champion whom he regularly hikes with. He has also treated many IFBB Bodybuilders.  Dr. Garvey enjoys hiking and is exploring all of the beautiful mountains in Arizona with his family and 2 dogs. He has 6 kids and spends as much time as he can with his family.