Talayna Fortunato-3x CrossFit Games Competitor, 3rd in 2012 and 5th in 2013

Talayna Fortunato-3x CrossFit Games Competitor, 3rd in 2012 and 5th in 2013

As a Physical Therapist for 6 years and a professional CrossFit athlete for the past 4 years I am very knowledgeable about human anatomy and in tune with my own body. I sought Dr. Chappell's help with a long standing ankle issue I had been dealing with for 4 years. He was able to identify for me, during his examination, the structures of my ankle on an ultrasound screen. He was also able to diagnose a mobile bone fragment within my joint by using a syringe for palpation and show me the fragment moving in real time. After 2 MRI's, 2 radiographic images, 3 cortisone injections, 1 stem cell injection, 1 PRP treatment and an arthroscopic surgery the year prior, he was able to figure out the underlying problem through ultrasound that no one else had. This led me to another orthopedic surgeon who did indeed find a large bony fragment in my ankle and fixed my issue. If not for Dr. Chappell taking the time he did I don't know if it would have gotten the problem fixed and I doubt I would have been able to go back to competing like I have. 

Dr. Chappell was able to visualize the structures around my meniscus and diagnose a tear of the ligament holding the medial meniscus in place. After one treatment of PRP the instability and clicking I was feeling during squatting went away. Most Dr.s or therapists I've spoken to don't even address these ligaments they're so small, but they definitely can have an affect as a pain generator if you know what to look for and he did.

76 Year Old Wanting to Enjoy Retirement

76 Year Old Wanting to Enjoy Retirement

Due to an injury to the SI joint, I was experiencing severe debilitating pain 24 /7 for six months making sitting, walking, or sleeping difficult.  Cortisone injections did not help the pain or mobility.  After the first set of prolotheraphy injections, my pain was less and mobility improved.  In just three months, I am nearly pain free with more mobility.  It was like getting my life back!  I liked having no drugs with adverse side effects as cortisone is known to have.  I found Dr. Chappell to be very caring and knowledgeable.  From personal experience, I would recommend prolotherapy for any joint injury.  

Treating Osteoarthritis for The Golf Game

Treating Osteoarthritis for The Golf Game

Robert is a 72 year old gentleman with ongoing knee pain related to Osteoarthritis and recurrent swelling with activity. This was really interfering with his golf game. He has been told that he is a candidate for a total knee replacement, but does not feel ready.  After learning about Robert and his future plans, we suggested a course of prolotherapy injections. The injections were repeated every 3-4 weeks for a total of 6 treatments. Robert opted for this option because it did not require any down time and he was able to continue golfing, even during the treatments. Following the treatments, Robert was very pleased since he was no longer experiencing swelling and had minimal discomfort, even when he opted to walk instead of ride while golfing.