Athletes need to work at peak performance and recover quickly when an injury forces them from the field, track, or court. One of the fastest-growing areas of sports treatments is the field of regenerative medicine, which uses the building blocks of our bodies to spur cellular turnover and restoration.
At Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine in Ramsey, New Jersey, Dr. Kevin McElroy and Dr. Steven Ferrer offer Fluid Flow™ Therapy (FTT) as well as other regenerative medicine options for athletes seeking to reach and maintain their full potential.
The basics of Fluid Flow Therapy
Fluid Flow Therapy promotes natural healing using sterile, holistic amniotic fluid obtained from an approved donor and processed into a safe, biocompatible allograft. The amniotic fluid is harvested from the placenta and contains powerful regenerative agents, including proteins, cytokines, and growth factors.
At Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine, we only use amniotic liquid allografts engineered by our partner, BioLab Sciences, because they screen their donors so carefully, Once the harvested amniotic fluid is confirmed safe, it is terminally sterilized to reduce any risk of infectious disease.
We receive the sterilized amniotic fluid, and inject it into the areas of your body that need a little extra help to heal swiftly and completely. The concept is similar to that of the more familiar platelet-rich plasma therapy, which uses the platelets from your blood to draw growth hormones to the area of an injury.
What to expect after an FFT treatment
Fluid Flow Therapy treatments don’t require invasive procedures. We simply identify the source of the inflammation or pain, clean the area being treated, and inject the amniotic fluid exactly where it will do the most good.
If you’re concerned about conflicting feelings after treatment, don’t be. There are no ethical worries connected to using amniotic fluid. It’s a natural birth product and is only harvested after mother and baby have no further use for it.
Whether you're suffering from an acute injury like a ligament strain, torn tendon, or fighting a degenerative disease or chronic inflammatory condition, FFT can help. Most people only need one treatment to see the full effects of this therapy.
Even though this is a leading-edge therapy, you might be pleasantly surprised that it’s so effective that it’s already being covered by many insurance carriers, including Medicare. Since most patients only need one injection, or possibly one a year, this makes FFT a perfect long-term solution for pain and inflammation.
Best of all, this is a quick in-office procedure that usually only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish, and there’s no downtime, meaning you can get back to your life without any delays.
Ready to try FFT? To schedule a consultation, call 201-201-0443, or request an appointment online