1. Get Ready for Your Own Spring Training

    Major League Baseball’s® Spring Training is one of the most exciting times of the year. The teams report to their respective camps in either Arizona or Florida, and fans get their first taste of the upcoming baseball season. Fans are able to get autographs, take pictures, and generally have more access to the players than they do during the regular season. If you love playing baseball or softba…Read More

  2. Enjoy Your Favorite Activities in the New Year

    November is nearly over, and with Thanksgiving tomorrow, that means 2017 isn’t too far away. You’re probably gearing up for a busy holiday season, but you may also be thinking about what you would like to do in the New Year. While you’re not one for making resolutions, there are things you want to do and accomplish in 2017. However, if an injury is slowing you down now, what state will your …Read More

  3. Understanding the Pelvis

    At Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, we perform bone marrow aspiration by drawing undifferentiated cells from the pelvis. The marrow in the pelvis is a plentiful reservoir of regenerative cells, and the aspiration procedure is fairly to completely painless. We often get questions about why the pelvis is the best spot for the procedure, and we’ll gladly explain the reasoning be…Read More

  4. Why Aren’t Donor Stem Cells Used?

    Ever since stem cells began being used for injury healing and recovery, people have asked about donor cells. It’s a question that has merit, and the implications, at least at first, seem to be positive. However, there are reasons why donor stem cells aren’t used for regenerative therapy, and at Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, we only use cells that are aspirated and collec…Read More

  5. Are You an Athletic Trainer?

    If you’re an athletic trainer, your first priority is the athletes in your care. You tend to their injuries, make sure they’re eating healthy, and evaluate their performance on a daily basis. If they’re not moving correctly, or seem to be favoring an arm or a leg, it can be cause for concern. While traditional therapy can be effective, their injury might be more serious than first thought, a…Read More

  6. Understanding the History of Stem Cells

    The term “stem cell” first appeared in the late 19th century, and at that time, it was used to refer to everything from a fertilized egg that would grow into an embryo to the components of a plant that regenerated after pruning. In the early 20th century, as scientists began studying hematopoietic cells, they began to see that blood cells came from the same ancestor cell, and could differentia…Read More

  7. Bone Marrow Biopsy Vs Aspiration

    It’s very likely that you’ve heard of a bone marrow biopsy before, but perhaps not bone marrow aspiration. While both involve the bone marrow, their purposes are quite different. At Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, we specialize in aspiration for stem cell therapy, but we want to make sure that every patient or person who contacts us understands the difference between a bio…Read More

  8. Types of Stem Cells Found in Bone Marrow (Infographic)

    At Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, we want to help our patients understand the benefits of stem cell therapy and how it can help their body heal from within. In order to understand the therapy, we need to know what kind of cells are being drawn from the bone marrow. The infographic below will hopefully shed some light on the questions you have about different kinds of stem cel…Read More

  9. Endothelial Stem Cells

    Stem cell therapy is a complex and diverse process, and at Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, we want to help every patient understand the steps involved, as well as the benefits stem cells can produce. In two previous blogs, we spoke about mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cells, explaining their origin and function, and in this post, we’ll cover the third major cell category…Read More

  10. Aspiration and Therapy for Impingement Syndrome

    Impingement syndrome is a condition that affects more than 200,000 people per year in the United States, yet unless you have a medical professional examine your shoulder, you could be unsure what is causing pain every time you lift your arm or throw a ball. At Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, we can thoroughly examine your shoulder and test for impingement syndrome, and if that…Read More