Whether you are considering stem cell therapy for you or your pet, there are certain issues that you need to consider before you take the plunge into cellular therapy.
Q What type of stem cells are being used?
- Autologous cells are preferable.
Q Where do they come from?
- Adipose derived, adult cells are safer than embryonic and quicker than bone marrow derived cells.
- Your cells, not cells from someone else or something else.
Q Where are the stem cells prepared and under what conditions?
- On-site cells are more viable.
- Sterile biological safety protocols, methods and equipment.
Q How are the stem cells administered?
- Directly into area of injury or disease with advanced imaging for needle guidance.
- Administered by skilled surgeons.
- Intravenous administration is rarely effective when given alone.
Q What options are there for rehabilitation after the cells are given?
- Neurological and musculoskeletal conditions require rehabilitation.
- Multiple modalities such as physical therapy, electro-stimulation, therapeutic laser, therapeutic ultrasound, water treadmills, specialized certifications.