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 Research, Science, and Technology Council.
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Researchers from Australia say that a single injection of leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma can be effective in treating tendinopathy.
Mar 01, 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.