Issada Thongtrangan, MD Educates Physical Therapists with Select Physical Therapy on Stem Cell Procedures

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Dr. Thongtrangan had the opportunity to educate physical therapists with Select Physical Therapy about the new stem cell procedures for back pain patients offered at Valley Orthopedics.

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Dr. Thongtrangan and Select Physical Therapy

It is always good to learn about new and innovative options for patients. This seminar was a great opportunity for our physical therapists to get a chance to discuss stem cell therapy with Dr. Thongtrangan.

Select Physical Therapy physical therapists and Dr. Thongtrangan, spine specialist with Valley Orthopedics, gathered to discuss the stem cell procedure, how to identify appropriate candidates and learn about the benefits of the new procedure.    

As explained by Dr. Thongtrangan during the April 9th seminar, stem cell therapy uses autologous adult stem cells found in specialized areas of many tissues, including bone marrow. With stem cell therapy, clinicians are able to tap into the healing potential provided by these cells by injecting them into diseased or injured areas of the body. When injected, these adult stem cells can then develop into healthy specialized cells needed to repair damaged tissue.

Common conditions treated with stem cell therapy for orthopedic and spine patients include cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, partial ligament tears, partial rotator cuff tears, labral tears and certain muscle strains and sprains. All of these conditions are commonly seen at Select Physical Therapy and Lauren Pille, Business Development Manager, stated, “it is always good to learn about new and innovative options for patients. This seminar was a great opportunity for our physical therapists to get a chance to discuss stem cell therapy with Dr. Thongtrangan.”

Dr. Thongtrangan is a spine specialist with Valley Orthopedics in Phoenix. Valley Orthopedics is an orthopedic group with locations in Phoenix, Goodyear and Anthem with their newest Paradise Valley location opening in May. They are currently accepting new patients and additional information regarding scheduling appointments can be found on their website at http://www.valleyorthoaz.com. More information on Dr. Thongtrangan can be found on his website at http://www.arizonaspinedoctor.com.

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