-- The Use Of The Therapy --
The Statesman: Pro Golfer - "Only Rest and Prolotherapy Treatment Could Help"
"After 589 tournaments in 23 seasons on the PGA Tour, Bob Estes returns to golf this year with the sense that so much remains ahead of him, even at the age of 45.
"He'd strained his right wrist at the Texas Open in 2010 after unearthing a chunk of limestone with a wedge on the first hole of the tournament, and the injury bothered him the rest of the year to the point that only rest and prolotherapy treatment could help."
In Perspective: The following article about Bob Estes is about treating wrist ligaments, which can be injured and interfere with powerful use of the wrist. It illustrates that prolotherapy can help eliminate pain limitations about a joint, but rehabilitation in the form of training in the hand of expert athletic trainers or other accomplished specialists in sports rehabilitation should be considered.
Read the full article in The Statesman.
ESPN: Halfpipe Skiier, Olympic Comeback - Prolotherapy a "Crucial Part"
"In October 2010, Tanner Hall began traveling to Mexico to undergo prolotherapy at the Ongley Institute in Ensenada. In a recent ESPN Freeskiing story, Hall credits the injections as a 'crucial part,' of his return to high intensity training."
In Perspective: Readers of this article should be advised, that prolotherapy comes in many forms and uses many methods. Methods are available that are minimally painful, and, although head to head studies would be necessary to prove this, appear to be as effective. In my view prolotherapy will not be suitable for the masses unless it is palatable for the needle phobic. Nevertheless, enjoy this article about Milne Ongley, who is certainly an accomplished practitioner and instructor in his approach and has made a positive difference for many athletes over the years.
Read the full article on ESPN.
The Vancouver Sun: Major League Soccer Player Returns to the Field After Prolotherapy
"I would get these muscle strains in my leg and we would treat the symptom without finding the cause.” Since the neurological issue was discovered, Thorrington has had manual therapy, adopted a specific exercise routine and received prolotherapy injections to strengthen the ligaments in his back...to promote healing. “Everything has come together to make me feel fantastic."
The Vancouver Sun (Feb 20, 2012)