SWIS 2015 Vol.019 - Dr. Douglas Stoddard - Stem Cell and PRP Treatments for Weight Training Injuries - Video


Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career.

Along with his wife, Sharon, he is the co-founder of e load Sport Nutrition, which designs and manufactures nutritional products for endurance athletes. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the Therapeutic Injection Program at SEMI. He is a proud father of two boys who keep him moving and is an avid triathlete.

Topic Description:

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are an exciting addition to the treatment options currently used for musculoskeletal injuries, and is especially useful to bridge the gap between more conservative therapeutic interventions and surgery, especially where soft tissue tears and osteoarthritis are concerned. PRP is made from a patient’s own blood using centrifugation, and is often administered under ultrasound guidance.

This presentation will not only review current science and best practices, but will also provide a live ultrasound guided demonstration of a shoulder PRP injection.