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What is Regenerative Medicine?

Uncategorized Apr 24, 2020

What Is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine works to replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues.  The tools used to achieve these outcomes are tissue engineering, cellular therapies, and medical devices.

 

These approaches can amplify our natural healing process in the areas you need it the most. Regenerative medicine is an expanding field that brings together many experts in the various fields of biology, chemistry, genetics, medicine, and others to find solutions to some of the medical problems faced by humankind.

When wounded by disease, our bodies have the innate response to heal and defend. What if it was possible to harness the power of the body to heal and then accelerate it in a clinically relevant way? What if we could help the body heal better?

 

The expanding field of Regenerative Medicine is working to restore structure and function of damaged tissues and organs. It is also working to create solutions...

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Dr. Waugh on Patient Results

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2020

Dr. Waugh has been in regenerative medicine for 12 years now. He started with PRP way back when it was still considered regenerative orthopedics. He was excited to see patients recover when there was no good surgical alternative or the patient wished to avoid surgery. He had a niche where he knew he could do more than the typical “standard of care” sports medicine physician despite not having the credentials to perform surgery.

Recently, Dr. Waugh had another patient who was blown away by his results. The patient came in for his 6-month follow-up appointment for a right knee meniscus tear. It is well-known now in the industry that surgery for meniscus tears are not necessary in most cases. But most physicians and surgeons recommend surgery no matter what the symptoms are. However, the only cases that mandate surgery are those that are acutely locked in one position, those that continue to swell, have mechanical symptoms or have pain that is affecting activities of daily...

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Focusing on the Good

Uncategorized Apr 10, 2020

In a day and age where headlines are nothing but fear and uncertainty, we are promising to be a voice of hope and encouragement during this time.   There’s enough negativity out there to last the next decade so why add to the noise.   Amidst all the chaos there are still good things happening for us and around us we may just have to be intentional in seeking them out.  We are not sharing this to be insensitive to the hardships people are facing, we completely recognize that.  This is to bring attention to the hard-to-find-good that is out there.  

 

Today we are going to highlight some of the positive things that are happening during this time.  

 

  • Coming together – by now you’ve seen the videos from Italy, Miami and many other places around the world of people finding ways to “come together”. Whether it be through music, photography, as families and of course virtually it really has been amazing to...
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We're in this Together

Uncategorized Apr 03, 2020

Wow, how much our lives can change in such a short time!   At this point everyone has been affected by  Covid-19 in some way, shape or form.  By now, we may even know someone personally who has caught the dreaded virus.  With the rapidly changing times, it can cause a lot of additional stress and anxiety as we navigate through this time of uncertainty. 

Like so many other businesses, we’ve taken the extra measures to keep our patients safe and put additional resources in place  to ensure we are doing our part to flatten the curve.   We are still open and helping our patients during this time, but we realize many of you will be staying at home for the time being.

For those of you on lock down at your homes we wanted to provide you with some ideas to help you keep some level of routine and sanity as well as take advantage of this extra time.  

Here’s a list of 10 things to help you as we all #stayhometogether!

 

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7 Ways To Be Proactive About Your Health

Uncategorized Mar 16, 2020

Our quality of life is a direct correlation to the lifestyle choices we make.  

What if we took a proactive approach with our health instead of waiting until there are problems?  

It is natural for our bodies to feel different as we age, but there are ways we can improve our longevity and our quality of life. Just like our genes are the kindling for a fire, our lifestyle choices are the logs that allow for it to burn bright and long.

HERE ARE 7 WAYS TO BE PROACTIVE WITH YOUR HEALTH NOW:

 1. It Begins with Mindset

With any significant changes that you make in life, it all begins with a choice.  Something inside of you is compelling you enough that it’s time for change. Commonly, in order to make change you need either inspiration or desperation. Today we want to focus more on inspiration and not wait until you must change out of desperation.   

Once you have made up your mind to create a healthier lifestyle, you will be...

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Why Being Cold Is Actually Good For You

 

Imagine eating the following for breakfast: Three fried-egg sandwiches with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. Two cups of coffee. One five-egg omelet. One bowl of grain. Three slices of French toast topped with three chocolate-chip pancakes.

I don’t mean that’s brunch for a crowd, that is your breakfast for the day!  Your first thought is probably, I would be so overweight if I ate like that every day.  Well, that my friends was the diet of Michael Phelps in 2008 when he came home with 20+ medals.  

It obviously begs the question; how could he eat that much and be so athletic?  We wanted to know the same thing, so we dug deeper into the human body’s ability to consume and burn 7000- 10,000 calories in one day. 

Research takes us back to 1969 -1971 to the NASA astronauts.  When astronauts came back from their space missions, they had found not only huge amounts of weight loss, but they had huge...

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4 Ways To Avoid Surgery and Joint Replacements

Studies show that by 2030, the demand for total hip arthroplasties is estimated to increase 174% to 572,000 procedures; and the demand for total knee arthroplasties is projected to increase 673% to 3.48 million procedures. (1) With the number of joint replacement surgeries on the rise, it’s time to start taking a proactive approach to keeping your joints healthy. Pain is the number one reason for joint replacement surgery, if we can eliminate pain, we may eliminate the need to have joint replacement surgery. Don’t wait until there is pain to start caring for your joint health.

Here are 4 ways to help keep your joints strong:

 

  • Maintain Proper Weight. Additional body weight leads to excess stress on joints and can cause cartilage to break down more quickly. Therefore, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a healthy weight can help you avoid surgery. If you are overweight, losing just 5 percent of your body weight can relieve excess joint pressure. While losing...
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Breathing For Performance

breathing Mar 05, 2020

 

Breathing.  It’s one of the most essential parts of living but often the most underrated, disregarded aspect of our health. Let's face it: we take breathing for granted. We breath from the moment we are born until the moment we die. Breathing is something that we do both consciously and unconsciously. Knowing this means we can take control of our breathing and change how we go about it. Why would we want to do that?  Let’s explore the importance of controlled breathing on a deeper level. 

Did you know we take approximately 25,000 breaths a day? Many of us think about counting calories or counting fat content and sugars but we never really think about breathing even though it’s so essential to our lives.  It is important to understand how to breath, especially when embarking on any physical activity because how you breathe will directly impact how you perform. Breathing has a tremendous impact on your body.

In Western medicine right now,...

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I Still Get Blown Away

I have been in regenerative medicine for 12 years now. I started with PRP way back then but it was still considered regenerative orthopedics. It was exciting to see patients get better when there was no good surgical alternative or the patient wished to avoid surgery. I had a niche where I could do more than the typical “standard of care” sports medicine physician despite not having the credentials to perform surgery. 

Today I had another patient who was blown away by his results. This was his 6-month follow-up appointment for a right knee meniscus tear. It is well-known now in my industry that surgery for meniscus tears are not necessary in most cases. But most physicians and surgeons recommend surgery no matter what the symptoms. In reality, the only cases that mandate surgery are those that are acutely locked in one position or those that continue to swell, have mechanical symptoms or have pain that is affecting activities of daily living and sleep despite...

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Avoiding Knee Pain For Runners

knee pain running Mar 04, 2020

It’s the season of 5ks, 10ks and marathons!  We love the cool weather and the mild temperatures that come along with it.  With so many people getting outside and moving we wanted to talk about one of the side effects many runners experience, knee pain.   Knee pain is often referred to as “runner’s knee. Current statistics report that 30 – 50% of all runners get knee pain from running. That’s a pretty high number, and it’s one of the biggest reasons why running gets labeled as a high-injury sport.

We have our own take on running and it’s a little different. Running is often blamed for knee pain when it’s not actuality running that is causing the problems.  There can are a number of differentiating factors that can cause knee pain, but today we are going to focus on this one key factor; the way people run. The truth is, if you can learn to run with proper form, where there is minimal impact or...

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