Advances in regenerative medicine allow for the restoration of injured, diseased, or degenerated tissues to a more functional state.
Regenerative therapies are particularly important to the field of physical therapy as we strive to improve an individual's functional capacity, which is often limited by persistent deficits stemming from processes such as scar tissue deposition, reduced muscle mass or loss of innervation.
By partnering with technologies that regenerate tissues (including bone, muscle, cartilage, ligaments, and nerves), therapists — through rehabilitation — may be able to increase the functional gains made by patients following injury or disease, and ultimately improve their quality of life.
If you are interested in these topics, engage with APTA's Frontiers in Rehabilitation, Science and Technology Council.
Apr 1, 2019 / Feature
Dec 1, 2017 / Feature
Additional Regenerative Rehabilitation Content
Feb 24, 2020 / Podcast
Sara Kerrick, PT, discusses employing contemporary theories of neurorehabilitation and neuroplasticity to enhance children’s lives.
Feb 7, 2020 / Podcast
Cathy Carver, PT, discusses how a program plays a key “roll” in altering perceptions.
Aug 13, 2019 / Podcast
Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA, discusses her research and article in PTJ.
Oct 5, 2017 / Podcast
The power of stubbornness, physical therapy, and prosthetics.
Jul 5, 2017 / Podcast
A youth’s fear becomes a PT’s passion.
Jun 7, 2017 / News
Researchers from Australia say that a single injection of leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma can be effective in treating tendinopathy.
Mar 1, 2016 / Feature
Physical therapists are playing a key role in the rehabilitation of patients who undergo regenerative procedures such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections.