Luke Falk, originally from Logan, Utah, is an NFL quarterback. In 2018 he was drafted by the Tennessee Titans and then later claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins.
Regenerative Therapy at East West Health
Luke Falk has been visiting East West Health for over a decade. At his most recent visit he said, “They’ve helped me throughout my whole football career.” He also went on to say that East West Health has helped “keep my body healthy and at my peak performance,” by using regenerative therapies like acupuncture and stem cell therapy.
These modalities nourish and support Luke’s body, preventing injuries for years to come
What are stem cell treatments?
The human body is composed of more than 200 cell types. Each of these cells in the body is designated to perform a particular function. For example, it’s the pancreatic cells that ensure your pancreas is functioning properly. There are other cells in human body though, that have a very different role. These cells are called stem cells.
Stem cells not only demonstrate their capacity to generate more stem cells but also help in making different cell types. This ability to become whatever cells are necessary in the affected area is what medical practitioners believe is so unique about stem cell growth. A huge number of cells injected into the patient’s body will help in healing the injuries at an accelerated pace. The best results for stem cell therapy are seen in neuropathy, knee pain, and osteoarthritis.
Stem cell treatments for athletes
It’s not unheard of for professional athletes, like Luke Falk, to get stem cell therapy. Everyone from professional football players, baseball players, basketball players, and even golfers have used stem cell therapy to improve their physical performance.
When an athlete gets injured, recovery can take a lot of time, and sometimes it can require surgery. An example of this is LA Dodger, Takashi Saito who didn’t want to risk his career by having surgery on his knees. Instead he received regeneration therapy using stem cell prolotherapy.
What Kinds of Injuries Can Stem Cell Help with?
- Torn meniscus (knee injury)
- Joint space narrowing – occurs when cartilage in a joint wears away and becomes painful, stiff or limited to its range of motion
- Ligament injury
- Tendon injury
- Muscle injury
- Joint injury