Google Review on August, 11th 2019

I underwent my stem cell injection on my knee over 1 year ago on June 27 2018. It was the best decision I ever made and an investment in my lifestyle and health.

 Google Review on April 12, 2019

I am a 50 something Registered Nurse....I had both knees treated as well as a small iv injection on 12/12/18....3 months later I can honestly say my " endstage arthritic" pain is gone...I also had chronic pain from an implanted rod (hardware)to my right femur, that pain is gone... Dont hesitate to become informed about stem cells and get treated...it has been a life saver for me since I needed to be able to work as a nurse, I thought my career was over but I now have a second chance thanks to Rejuva and stem cell therapy.....

 Google Review on March 10, 2019

Best money I have every spent. I haven't felt this good or moved this well in at least 25 years. If you're in pain I suggest you get it done.

 Google Review on April 20, 2019

I had my stem cell treatment about 4 months ago. I've waited until now to write a review because I wanted to give my treatment plenty of time to work before determining whether or not it was successful. I had osteoarthritis in my hip and it hurt so much to walk, to lift my leg for any reason, to get in the car or into bed, rollover at night, walk up any incline, going up steps, etc. A steroid shot did nothing to ease the pain so it looked like a hip replacement was my only remaining option. I did some research on stem cells and became convinced that this treatment is the future of medicine. There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to pursue stem cell therapy for my hip. 8 weeks after my injection I didn't experience much change at all. I almost convinced myself that I had done something to kill those baby stem cells and I'll admit that I was depressed and discouraged. My extra weight probably didn't help speed my recovery process! Nevertheless, I truly believed in Dr Capaldi and the science behind this treatment so I tried to stay positive. Around 3 months is when I really started to notice a significant change for the better. Now, at 4 months, I am around 95% and I am extremely pleased. There is no doubt in my mind that it will continue to improve. Yes, it was expensive especially for someone with limited resources, but it is worth every penny. God willing I won't have issues with other joints, but if I do I know exactly where I am going. I totally trust Dr Capaldi and Rejuva Stem Cell Clinic. After the success I experienced my sister has decided to travel here from AL this summer for her knee. It really works!! My greatest advice: just be patient, give those babies time to grow, and stay positive!!!

 Google Review on June 16 2019

Mission accomplished! I was having major issues with my knee and was considering a knee replacement. The knee would swell, cause pain and inhibit my normal activities. I decided to do the stem cell treatment and am happy to report that it worked. I am now fully functional and able to do most of the things I normally do.

 Google Review on April 16, 2019

I highly recommend Rejuva Stem Cell Clinic of Jupiter and stem cell therapy. I had tried everything for my tennis and golfer’s elbow pain and nothing worked. The surgeon wanted to remove some of my tendon as a last resort. That didn’t make sense to me, so I called Rejuva. I received my stem cells one year ago and today I am pain free. It’s amazing! Before receiving the stem cells I had to use two hands to get one plate out of the upper cabinet. Now can pick up as many as want with one hand! Stem cell therapy was a great investment. Like

 Google Review on June 20, 2019

This was an awesome experience. From my first call to the free seminar to my consulation the entire staff was knowledgeable, kind and supportive. The procedure was amazingly easy and stem cells have changed my life. I came in having trouble even getting out if my car and now I'm planning a birthday trip to Disney! Thank you for everything! Dr. Capaldi and his staff are the epitome of compassionate professionalism.

 Google Review on January 8, 2019

I am very active in and need to stay in shape for my career. I also enjoy the sport of fitness as is a hobby. Early in 2019 I began feeling pain in my knee and consulted a surgeon and received an MRI. I was diagnosed with a complex tear in my meniscus and the recommendation was surgery. I began researching Stem Cell treatment for several months and elected to try it because why not. Best decision I could have made. I made an appointment with Rejuva Stem cell clinic and received an injection in my right knee. 3 short months later I was back to my normal activities and a follow up a few months after that revealed a healed meniscus as well as showing thicker meniscus overall in the knee basically suggesting that the meniscus was growing and not deteriorating. My knee feels better than ever and am not limited in my activities.

 Google Review on May 10, 2019

I was advised by a mentor to obtain some introductory, clinical experience with the use of ultrasound in my in my regenerative medicine practice. Most "seminars" or "hands-on" training experiences are NOT worth the money NOR time away from clinic & family! I can honestly say, that within the first half-day of training I was already so satisfied with my decision to train with Dr. Capaldi at Rejuva! - & we had just begun!!! * I lost count how many times he asked if we "all got a turn" at a procedure. * I couldn't tell you how many times he asked if we were "getting what we expected" from the course. * His patience in answering OR emonstrating technique OR anatomy was much appreciated. Incredible patience! I would recommend this to any physician or mid-level who performs injections of any nature (PRP, Stem cells, Prolo, Steroids...). The level of precision accomplished by the use of US is second to none, and the training you'll receive from Dr. Capaldi at Rejuva is as well!!! -- and is this advise from a physician who DOESN"T like to spend money NOR TIME away from family! 100% A+ 5-STAR

 Google Review on December 8, 2017

My experience at the Rejuva Stem Cell Clinic in Jupiter was incredible. The office is beautiful and feels very welcoming and inviting. The entire team is very knowledgeable. They took the time to answer all my questions before the procedure and I really appreciated the great follow up after my treatment. I have Hashimoto's, an auto immune condition, and after doing some research with my husband, a physician, we decided to give stem cells a try. So far, I have seen great progress from receiving the stem cell treatments and all in all, it has been a very rewarding and positive experience.

 Google Review on December 15, 2017

My experience at Rejuva was by far the best I have ever been treated at any treatment facility. The entire staff was friendly. I was able to tour the facility and staff members explained in detail the therapy and treatment that could be provided. All my questions were answered and there were no surprises. I received stem cell treatment for chronic migraines. It has been three weeks since the treatment and I have not had a migraine. As an additional benefit, the treatment has alleviated the constant pain and stiffness in my neck. By the second week I was able to turn my head with the same range of motion to the left and right.

 Google Review on December 1, 2018

Rejuva is the most friendly, welcoming clinic I have ever been to. In the short period of time since my initial treatment on knees and hips, I am already beginning to feel less joint pain and not relying on pain meds or anti-inflammatory drugs.

 Google Review on November 7, 2017

A couple months ago, I had scheduled a knee replacement surgery for the end of July. In the meantime a friend told me about the Rejuva Stem Cell Clinic in Jupiter. After viewing the knee surgery on line that I had already scheduled, I decided this barbaric procedure was not for me. I then decided to call the Jupiter Rejuva Stem Cell Clinic. I had two consults with Dr. Mike Tillman, and Tony Wahl and staff. I decided to get the injections in both knees. Within 2 days of the injections all pain in my knees disappeared. I am gardening, swimming, walking all without pain for the first time in years. I am so grateful for this procedure I want to tell everyone. I will always be grateful to Dr. Mike Tillman and Tony Wahl and the Staff. Thanks again for saving me from surgery and a long painful recovery. As soon as I get the okay for the Drs., I am joining a Gym, taking suba diving lessons, my bucket is endless. Thanks again for giving my health back.

 Google Review on December 18 2017

Great experience!!!

 Google Review on April 4 2019

I highly recommend Rejuva Stem Cell Clinic of Jupiter and stem cell therapy. I had tried everything for my tennis and golfer’s elbow pain and nothing worked. The surgeon wanted to remove some of my tendon as a last resort. That didn’t make sense to me, so I called Rejuva. I received my stem cells one year ago and today I am pain free. It’s amazing! Before receiving the stem cells I had to use two hands to get one plate out of the upper cabinet. Now can pick up as many as want with one hand! Stem cell therapy was a great investment.

 Google Review on March 1 2019

Best experience in stem cell knowledge, including nutrition & health information.

 Google Review on February 13, 2018

So...I damaged my right knee cartilage playing softball 15 years ago and have been experiencing pain the last 8 yrs, I couldn’t run anymore and was having issues walking. Following a consultation with the staff at Rejuva, I decided I’d try a stem cell injection to regrow the cartilage. The staff here couldn’t have been more knowledgeable and helpful, and between Lauren and Tony and Mike, my trypanophobia (fear of needles...LOL) was alleviated, making the procedure essentially painless. This place is AWESOME, and I can’t thank the staff enough for all they did to set it up and make me feel comfortable during the procedure. Love you guys!!! Highly recommend this if you’re considering stem cell therapy as an alternative to invasive surgery.

 Google Review on February 12 2019

They successfully relived my lower back pain

 Google Review on May 3, 2018

The most caring staff ever, constantly there for our family. Stem cells, painless procedure and so much better than invasive surgery. We tried everything and this is the most amazing procedure with incredible results. Adam and Lauren are completely incredible. Highly recommended for everyone considering surgery and who has pain. This is the future!

 Google Review on July 30, 2017

I had the single stem cell injection tro months ago. Almost immediatley I felt relief. Within a few days there was no pain. The staff at Rejuva Stem Cell Clinic were most helpful. Everything was explained in detail. All my questions were answered thoroughly. The staff was very friendly and professional. I am able to do most anything I want. Things I havent done in a long time. I reccommed this to anyone with out reservation.

 Google Review on December 8, 2017

II had a great experience at Rejuva Stem Cell Clinic. The staff is friendly and welcoming. It's been six weeks since I had injections in both knees. I am pain free already and hope to be able to do so much more in the future. Thanks again.

 Google Review on September 13, 2018

I had stem cell injections in my right knee. I am 85% better. The Dr said it would take six months or more to break totally healed. I had bone on bone and a tear in meniscus, I was not ready for a knee replacement as I was not in enough pain. There was no guarantee. I say why not try the least invasive. We actually have a place in Florida and that is where I started researching stem cells. I am so pleased with treatment and the attention. I got from staff and Dr. it is great to know that you are close by when we finally move to Florida. It is definitely the way of the future. No more joint replacements if you catch it early enough.

 Google Review on February 14, 2018

These people are Awesome! I can't wait until I get my consultation. Dr. Tillman, Dr. Whall and Lauren King are truly the most dedicated and caring people in the world! ♡♡

 Google Review on April 27 2019

I've been on oxy and moraine with nerve blockers (4 times a day) for almost 2 years as well as getting a nerve test, acupuncture, rf (2 times in each side) ( that's where they burn the nerves in your spine) and physical therapy . I did everything except for surgery. I had stem cell injections in both of the damaged parts of my spine on December 20, 2019 and I have had almost no pain since then and that was the last day I took any pain pills. thank you Dr. David Capaldi . I highly recommend you have this done if you have pain at all.

 Google Review on January 31, 2018

Staff is amazing! Received stem cell injections in my knees! Already improving after 5 weeks. Thanks for your help!!! I know I will keep getting better! God bless you for this amazing process!!!

 Google Review on May 11 2019

The entire staff is committed to making this fantastic new treatment work for each and every patient that comes in. I received my treatment on Jan 18 and felt improvement within 24 hours! I feel like I have a new knee. I’m very thankful to have had this done vs having a full knee replacement.

 Google Review on December 20 2017

My husband tore his ACL in college playing soccer. He remains very active, but has always experienced problems with his knee. In addition he suffered with plantar fasciitis in both feet. Following the practically painless injections he received at Rejuva he experiences no issues. He is now able to continue his heavy lifting at the gym, playing with our kids on the floor and other day to day activities with no pain. This treatment is going to be a game changer for so many people living with joint and muscle injuries like my husband. I would highly recommend Rejuva Stem Cell Clinic and its incredible team caring for patients.

 Google Review on December 11 2017

Have pain in my back and hip Mri’s Showed damage in both areas. Took $8800 to do a procedure using new born baby’s umbilical cords Although they couldn’t guarantee me, they were quite sure their stem cell treatment would work. The procedure took about 15 minutes with little discomfort Every patient showed improvement, But it takes 6 months. After 5 months with no improvement, I call and tell them. Even with physical therapy I am in more pain than I started with They say don’t lose hope give it the 6 months So now it’s 6 mo new MRI’s show more damage. When I call, they tell me over the phone, i’m the first patient that showed no improvement. My advice, research this more somewhere else I think this facility is a rip off.

Stem cells are the latest buzz in sports medicine. Athletes of all levels, active workers, and informal exercisers alike have opted for stem cell transplants to keep themselves in top shape. Recipients use them to manage pain, speed recovery from injuries, and restore function in their joints, muscles, and other tissues.

In recent years, several well-known professional athletes have undergone stem cell therapy for various reasons. This brings up a question for modern-age sports leagues: what are the ramifications of this revolutionary technology in competitive sports, and how should it be regulated?

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To keep you informed, here are the latest developments on stem cell therapy in United States athletics: which pros have had it, how it has worked, and what the current rules are for using it.

Professional athletes who have had stem cell injections

In its early days, stem cell therapy could be prohibitively expensive. Some of the first people to receive stem cell injections, therefore, were major-league athletes who had an interest in bodily repair as well as the funds to cover it. Famous players from a variety of sports have helped raise awareness of stem cell benefits and for programs such as umbilical cord blood banking. Today, stem cell therapy is much more affordable, and its use is becoming more widely accepted in the athletic community.1

American Football

  • Chris Johnson of the Jets had stem cells injected into his knee to help repair a torn meniscus following surgery in 2014. He performed well on his conditioning test at the start of the next season.1

  • Prince Amukamara of the Giants received stem cells for a metatarsal bone in his foot that had been slow to heal.1

  • Doug Baldwin of the Seahawks traveled to England during the off-season in 2018 to receive stem cell injections in his knees. Rather than responding to an injury, Baldwin elected for the procedure for long-term maintenance purposes.2

Basketball

  • Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers went to Germany for stem cell therapy for knee degeneration in 2013. He says he has had success with stem cell procedures in the past.

Baseball

  • Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees travelled to Germany in 2011 to receive stem cell injections in his knee and shoulder for injuries and inflammation.

  • Bartolo Colon of the Yankees had stem cells injected into his elbow and shoulder in 2010. This was to help repair a ligament and rotator cuff injury in his right arm. The doctor who attended him thought at the time that Colon would never pitch again, but he returned to playing before long.

  • J. Nitkowski had stem cells injected into his shoulder in 2011. This helped him avoid surgical repair and enabled him to sign with the New York Mets in 2012.

  • Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals received stem cell injections this year for a back injury.3

Soccer

  • Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid received stem cell therapy for knee injuries in 2016.1

Golf

  • Tiger Woods underwent stem cell therapy in 2010 for a back injury and regeneration of his joints.

Tennis

  • Rafael Nadal received stem cell therapy in 2013 for knee pain. He now reports having no pain in his leg, despite having suffered knee pain for two years prior.1

Olympic Athletes

  • Chemmy Alcott, a 4-time Olympic alpine skier, has not received stem cell transplants herself. However, she and her husband elected to bank the umbilical cord blood for future use when she gave birth to her son Locki in 2017.4

Laws, rules, and guidelines for stem cell therapy in professional athletes

The United States government has relaxed its laws recently regarding stem cell research and injections. In wake of its increased use, several major sports leagues have adopted rules of their own regarding stem cells, participation, and fair competition.

Federal laws

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the use of biological agents for health purposes. Currently, the FDA has approved stem cell treatments for a few specific diseases, including leukemia and similar blood disorders. However, anybody can receive stem cells taken from their own body, or a special type of stem cells (called hematopoietic progenitor cells or HPCs) from other people.5 HPCs are easily obtained in large amounts from umbilical cord blood, which can be banked or donated following a healthy birth.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

WADA is an international, independent oversight agency. It works with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure player integrity and fair practices among the world’s athletes. According to WADA, stem cell therapy is permittable so long as the recipient uses it for an injury and it does not lead to performance enhancement past their pre-injury abilities. The stem cells cannot be modified in any way, and the injections cannot contain added growth factors.

National sports leagues

Most professional sports leagues in the United States go by WADA’s guidelines for stem cells. For example, the National Football League allows players to receive stem cell therapy; however, teams do not cover the costs of players’ stem cell procedures.

References

  1. Vrenas J. Stem Cell Treatment: Out from the Shadows, Onto the Cutting Edge. Sports Illustrated: ABG-SI LLC; 2014.
  2. Bell G. Why Doug Baldwin went to England for stem-cell therapy. The News Tribune.August 28, 2017, 2018;Seahawks Insider Blog.
  3. Szabo L. Superstar athletes popularize unproven stem cell procedures. The Washington Post.August 2, 2019, 2019;Health.
  4. Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott stores placenta blood for baby’s future ITV. 2017. https://www.itv.com/news/2017-01-30/olympic-alpine-skier-chemmy-alcott-has-stored-blood-from-her-umbilical-cord-and-placenta-after-birth-of-first-baby/. Accessed December 9, 2019.
  5. FDA Regulation of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P’s) Product List. 2018; https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/tissue-tissue-products/fda-regulation-human-cells-tissues-and-cellular-and-tissue-based-products-hctps-product-list. Accessed July 3, 2019.

 

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