Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Stories about Kobe Bryant’s travels to Germany for treatment of his injured right continue to flood the media, with the athlete himself even posting pictures on Instagram of the injections. But the treatment—platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy—isn’t limited to celebrity athletes, nor is a passport needed to benefit from it. The Releford Medical Institute uses PRP injections to treat sports-related and other injuries, as well as many other painful conditions.
“Celebrity athletes like Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods have known about PRP for years,” says Dr. Bill Releford, a doctor of podiatric medicine and the founder and CEO of the Releford Medical Institute (RMI) and the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute (RFAI). “At the RMI, we have a team in place to treat sports-related and orthopedic injuries using a proprietary PRP methodology and treatment.”
Dr. John Simmonds, Medical Director of the RMI explains further, stating, “World-class athletes seek out the most innovative and effective medical care available, and they make headlines every time they hop on a plane. But in almost all cases—and certainly in the case of PRP therapy—the same treatments are available here in the United States. I think it’s important,” continues Dr. Simmonds, “that amateur athletes and others suffering from pain know that we can alleviate their pain using the latest technology and methodologies.”
A doctor of podiatric medicine, Dr. Releford is the founder and CEO of the Releford Medical Institute (RMI) and the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute (RFAI). Joining Releford is the RMI’s medical director and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. John Simmonds, and tissue specialist James Hays. Together, these experts allow the RMI to provide the highest standards of medical care and manage common and complex orthopedic and sports medicine conditions, using non-surgical methods whenever possible. These include proprietary PRP injections, patient education, chiropractic, physical medicine, physical therapy, rehabilitative treatments, nutrition, and sports medicine education.
About Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Injected into damaged tissue, PRP has the potential to “supercharge” the healing process. The RMI has developed proprietary methods to use PRP to treat diabetic neuropathy and HIV neuropathy, and also uses the injections in orthopedics and sports medicine to treat joint and tendon pain, ankle sprains, heel pain, non-healing wounds, plantar fasciitis, poor circulation, and many other conditions, as cited in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (Jan. 2006). Recently, PRP therapy has made headlines due to its successful use by professional athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Rafael Nadal.
About The Releford Medical Institute
Founded by CEO Dr. Bill Releford, The Releford Medical Institute (RMI) is a full-service podiatric, sports medicine, and orthopedic practice. Together with medical director and orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Simmonds and tissue specialist James Hays, the RMI provides the highest standards of medical care and manages common and complex orthopedic conditions, using non-surgical methods whenever possible. These include proprietary PRP injections, patient education, chiropractic, physical medicine, physical therapy, rehabilitative treatments, nutrition, and sports medicine edication.
Through the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute, the Releford Medical Institute is committed to healthcare outreach and advocacy. It aims to expand community-based health screenings through innovative partnerships, and has a longstanding commitment to reduce the diabetes-related amputation rate and provide comprehensive wound care and limb salvage services.