Regenerative Medicine

Physical Therapy in River North, Schaumburg, Elmhurst, IL and Highland IN
Regenerative medicine is the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells and tissues to restore normal function. We encourage the body to repair itself by replacing damaged and defective tissue with new, healthy tissue. Your body heals naturally and safely. These ground-breaking alternatives to surgery typically have been used by professional athletes for faster recovery. Now the doctors at The Center for Podiatric Medicine are proud to offer these options to ALL of our patients


Amniotic Membrane

Amniotic Membrane
Amniotic tissue is the most recent addition in regenerative medicine for foot and ankle applications. Amniotic membrane is the inner layer of the placenta that surrounds the baby during pregnancy. Elective donations of amniotic tissue and umbilical cord are given after an extensive screening process and made into injectable and graft forms. Once placed into the body these tissues are able to recruit your bodies own stem cells and growth factors to promote healing. This guides the regenerative healing process while reducing inflammation, adhesions and scarring. Applications include conditions such as chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles and other tendon tears, and nonhealing wounds. These can be given in our offices or as an out-patient hospital procedure.


PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
Physical Therapy in River North, Schaumburg, Elmhurst, IL and Highland IN

PRP stimulates your bodies own stem cells to be recruited to an area of injury and trigger healing safely and naturally. Your own blood is drawn in an office or out-patient setting. The platelets are quickly processed, concentrated, and ready to be injected back into your body. Blood can also be drawn directly from bone marrow for an even more potent version of PRP. Studies show actual healing of tissue with quicker recovery time and less risk than other procedures. PRP injections have been successfully used on professional athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Rafael Nadal, Derrick Rose, Brian Urlacher and Matt Forte to name a few.

Shockwave Therapy

EPAT Shockwave Treatment
The Center for Podiatric Medicine uses the EPAT Shock Wave treatment in our office to start the regenerative healing process. Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT) is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment based on a proprietary set of unique pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Healing tissue often stalls or stops completely causing a chronic condition. The shock waves force your body to heal itself. The treatment is non-invasive, requires no anesthesia, safe and cost-effective.
It allows faster healing in ligaments, tendons, muscles and even some bone. Studies show effective outcomes in chronic heel/arch pain (plantar fasciitis), tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and other chronically injured tissues. In office treatment takes about 10 minutes. Optimal results typically require 3-5 treatments at weekly intervals with complete healing at 12 weeks. Patients can return to work and exercise often with immediate reduction of pain levels. Traditional treatment methods for these chronic, painful conditions include: drugs, injections, immobilization, physical therapy, rest and even surgery. Shock wave treatment can replace or enhance these traditional methods, significantly reducing recovery times. This is the same technology that is used on Olympic, professional and college athletes to accelerate healing and return to play.

If you are interested in learning more about Shock Wave treatment, please call our Chicago office at (312) 923-1100 to schedule a consultation. We'll be glad to answer any questions you might have.
Office Hours
Monday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Center for Podiatric Medicine

Our Locations

River North, IL Podiatry
Center for Podiatric Medicine

414 North Orleans, Suite 212
Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 923-1100

Schaumburg, IL Podiatry
Center for Podiatric Medicine

25 E. Schaumburg Rd Suite 110
Schaumburg, IL 60194

(847) 352-1473

Elmhurst, IL Podiatry
Center for Podiatric Medicine

360 Butterfield Road, Suite 160
Elmhurst, IL 60126

(630) 782-9600

Highland, IN Podiatry
Center for Podiatric Medicine

9105-A Indianapolis Blvd., Suite 102
Highland, IN 46322

(219) 923-9090