#012: How to Heal Injuries Through the Power of Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Tim Mazzola

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Dr. Tim Mazzola is triple board-certified in Family Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Dr. Mazzola has been performing Regenerative Orthopedic techniques since 2009 and Ultrasound since 2007. In 2009 he joined an amazing Orthopedic group, Cornerstone Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and was Certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in 2013. After 8 years with Cornerstone he started ROSM (Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine) in Boulder, CO in February of 2018. He’s co-authored a chapter in multiple Regenerative Orthopedic textbooks, Regenerative Treatments in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine and The Sports Medicine Resource Manual. He has also taught over a thousand physicians various aspects of Ultrasound in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics through the Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

He comes on the show today to discuss how the body heals from injuries and how Regenerative Medicine can help support and accelerate proper healing and performance. This is also a special show, because Dr. Mazzola recently helped me work towards healing an ankle injury from 2018. To learn more about Dr. Mazzola’s Regenerative Orthopedic Sports Medicine practice you can visit his website here: http://www.rosm.org/


Show Notes: 

2:14 - Dr. Mazzola’s journey in regenerative orthopedic sports medicine
9:16 - ultrasound as diagnostic tool
16:30 - how to build your care team after injury
24:04 - what creates healing for injuries
27:50 - how to qualify levels of sprains
32:32 - the difference between treating a simple fracture and an unstable sprain
37:28 - suggested approaches using heat and ice for injuries and other health hacks
41:20 - stages of healing
54:54 - other regenerative options and the basics of PRP 


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Quotes:

21:18 - “We want to be able to be ethical, patient centered, focused on research that is meaningful and based in evidence (and not just hope)… and we all want to be orthopedic experts.”

25:19 - “The body has innate intelligence and has amazing ability the heal itself.”

42:18 - “When the body doesn’t heal you can almost always look back to a reason why.”