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Shoulder Supportive Treatments

Shoulder Supportive Treatments

Shoulder Supportive Treatments services offered in Buffalo, NY

Shoulder joint is considered the most unstable joint in the body and is frequently described as a golf ball perched precariously on a tee. Shoulder pain can come from trauma and over use due to poor posture or recurring stress. It is commonly affected by osteoarthritis.

Ligament damage typically occurs early with overuse, resulting in shoulder instability and grinding. This creates excessive tension on the tendons of the rotator cuff and the cartilage of the joint. The result is tendon and labral tears in addition to cartilage break down. 

Shoulder Supportive Treatments


A thorough examination is conducted on every patient. Structural deficits, restrictions, as well as muscle weakness and imbalances are identified. X-rays and state of the art Ultrasound technology are used for diagnosis of structural shoulder problems. Advanced imaging techniques such as MRI can be used for further assessment. Ultrasound guided injection techniques are used for accurate placement of injection solutions.

Shoulder Supportive Treatments
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Shoulder Supportive Treatments

Shoulder Supportive Treatments

Shoulder Supportive Treatments



Shoulder joint problems are a common source of neck and upper back pain.

A combination of ligamentous instability, cartilage degeneration and joint inflammation are typically the underlying cause.

OWM Integrative Wellness offers cutting effective treatments to include dextrose prolotherapy, PRP, stem cell and peptide therapy to help the shoulder region region heal naturally.


Frequently the injured area of the shoulder is a victim of underlying instability. Dr, Kaplan utilizes the Hacket-Hamwell method to treat the entire shoulder tendon/ligament complex to promote joint stabilization. Unlike a more commonly used target specific approach, our technique not only heals the injury, but also prevents recurrence of the same issues in the future.

Concentrated dextrose solution is the first line of our regenerative treatments. When injected into tendons and joint, it promotes ligament regeneration and mild cartilage repair. 

PRP (platelet rich plasma) through an ultrasound-guided injection is a stronger biocellular treatment. It promotes joint cartilage regeneration and repair of torn labrum and tendon tissue. PRP Prolotherapy technique is used in more advanced arthritic and degenerative cases. It directly delivers growth factors in the damaged tissue and activates a signaling mechanism that stimulates body’s stem cell production and recruitment to the site of injury. Repair and new tissue growth occurs quickly and naturally.

Stem Cell therapy is the most advanced regenerative technique available. Stem cells are extracted from either the bone marrow or fat and are immediately reinjected into the injured areas of the shoulder. Direct delivery of mesenchymal stem cells into the affected shoulder area allows for repair by growth of new healthy tissue.

Dr. Kaplan’s in-depth knowledge of peptide therapy allows him to stimulate repair and regeneration with specifically selected peptides. Tissue repairing peptides BPC and Thymosin beta 4 are used in the injection solutions and CJC/ Ipamorellin is often used to stimulate stem cell activity prior to the procedure. 

These peptides stimulate and enhance, Dextrose prolotherapy, PRP and Stem cell’s regenerative potential.



Ultrasound guided approach ensures accurate and safe placement of regenerative solutions directly into the shoulder joint and surrounding injured tissues.

Dr. Kaplan uses solutions that are natural and are extremely well tolerated.