PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Offers Sports Therapy for Athletes


PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is the latest treatment offering relief for athletes with a wide range of injuries.

Those of us who partake in regular exercise of any form know the discomfort that injuries can cause.

All the more for serious and professional athletes who can train 30-40 hours a week or even more for months, even years, in the run up to a big international event like the olympics.

Many athletes have found that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy relieves pain and speeds healing.

For a competitor, it is vital to recover and get back to training as quickly and safely as possible.

PRP is especially effective in treating heel and ankle pain caused by conditions such as Achilles tendonitis and retrocalcaneal bursitis which are common with extreme levels of training. It is also used for muscle strain and even joint injuries.

Now new research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine‘s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Baltimore has shown that PRP therapy is safe and effective in treating cartilage tears too.

Elizaveta Kon, MD, lead author for the study and Director of Nano-Biotecnology Laboratory at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy; explains:

“As athletic participation has grown, new problems like cartilage lesions, or tears, continue to emerge. Finding the right approach to treatment is difficult, but PRP has emerged as a viable option according to our research.”

How Does PRP Work

By taking a sample of the patient’s own blood and purifying it to extremely high concentrations of plasma, doctors are able to create a super-powerful healing agent which can then be injected  back into patients’ bodies to stimulate the healing process.

This utilisation of the body’s own healing resources especially appeals to those who are cautious about using any medication, offering a more natural option.

It is a simple concept. However, availability of PRP is not widespread.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, London

Dr Barbara Kubicka now offers PRP therapy in her exclusive Belgravia clinic and welcomes athletes of all disciplines who are keen to explore the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.

PRP can also be used for anti-ageing and to improve the appearance of scars.

Contact Us

To find out whether platelet rich plasma therapy could help you, arrange a  private consultation with Dr Barbara Kubicka to discuss your requirements, please contact us on 0207 352 6803 or email