Congratulations to Julie Barnett, D.P.T. and director of physical therapy at the Non-Surgical Center of Texas, and Dr. Annette Zaharoff. Their poster “Regenerative Knee Injections in a Recreational Baseball Player: A Case Report” was selected to be presented at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly in November.
Julie presented the poster before a large audience of physiatry peers from across the nation, who received the findings with great interest.
The poster provided insight into the case of Hector Toledo, an amateur baseball player whose arthritic knees were making it hard for him to continue to compete in a sport he dearly loves. Toledo sought the help of Dr. Zaharoff and the staff of the Non-Surgical Center of Texas.
Dr. Zaharoff, who teaches doctors from around the world on the best practices for utilizing certain regenerative medicine treatments, proposed a physical therapy regimen to help strengthen the muscles and tendons around his right knee. Then, Toledo would undergo a combination of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections and Prolotherapy injections.
After four months of seeing the Non-Surgical Center of Texas physical therapy staff, Toledo was ready to undergo more than a dozen injections in one session. He is now back on the baseball diamond and very active.
To see a video of Mr. Toledo in baseball action, visit: tinyurl.com/DrZ-Toledo.