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Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding and Joint Repair

May 07, 2013

 Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding and Joint Repair      Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   As we age are joints do jot heal and repair as efficiently as when we were younger. Weightlifting and bodybuilding can place excessive loads on the joints due to repetitive motion, heavy weight, lack of flexibility, improper form and not warming up properly. Avid weightlifters and bodybuilders who sustain joint injuries are hampered as often they find taking time off from training to heal properly may…

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The Pope had PRP Treatment

May 02, 2013

     The Pope had PRP Treatment Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl In the ever increasing list of celebrities that have undergone Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), The late Pope John Paul II has also received PRP for a chronic musculoskeletal problem. It is interesting to note that initially there was extensive church resistance to stem cell research, however the Catholic church has now shown acceptance for the use of adult stem cells to treat medical disorders. The use of adult…

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Shoulder Pain in a Patient’s Only Functional Arm, Treated With PRP and Stem Cells

May 01, 2013

     Shoulder Pain in a Patient’s Only Functional Arm, Treated With PRP and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Shoulder pain is bad enough. Imagine if you only had one functional arm and that shoulder was going bad with arthritis. That is exactly the situation Dennis M. Lox, MD, faced. The patient had injured his dominant arm in a severe motorcycle accident, paralyzingly the nerve in the arm. This left him with only one functional arm, his…

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Stem Cell Therapy: Knee Joints and Horse Sense

Apr 24, 2013

Stem Cell Therapy: Knee Joints and Horse Sense Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Tampa, Fl A recent study by veterinary researchers, found that when different tissue horse stem cells are grown in a lab they are identical. The stem cells are equally distributed over a collagen scaffold by a special device known as a perfusion bioreactor, the stem cells are then grown to differentiate into bone or cartilage. The researchers found that both bone marrow and adipose stem cells that were…

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Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee

Apr 24, 2013

Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The magazine Popular Science ran on it’s cover Stem Cells for All. The issue predicted stem cell breakthroughs for 2013. The article based this assertion on an earlier announced  study that transformed skin cells into neurons. The ability to turn abundant skin cells into another tissue is a energized topic as, this total or totipotent ability is what embryonic stem cells…

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