Tensegrity, Fascia, and Dead Walking Cats

At the 2nd Annual Med Rebels Cell Therapy Symposium & Cadaver Training, Dr. Fullerton’s gave a presentation titled The Fascia: Ultrasound Diagnositics | Understanding Patients through Ultrasonography and Fascial Anatomy.

One of the doctors who attended his lecture, Dr. Chris Centeno, was inspired by all that he learned from Dr. Fullerton, and wrote this detailed and illuminating blog post about tensegrity and fascia titled, What We Can Learn from a Dead Walking Cat with No Brain.

Announcing Dr. Fullerton’s Medical Textbook Chapter

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Fullerton has contributed a chapter to the upcoming textbook Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics, Second Edition, which will be published in March, 2018 by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Dr. Fullerton’s chapter, titled “Biotensegrity: How ultrasound diagnostics guide regenerative orthopedic therapies to restore biomechanical function,” is informed by his work with his patients at Prolo Austin, and he looks forward to sharing his research and results with other medical practitioners.

Please visit this website to learn more about the textbook, and to pre-order your copy!

Insurance Update

To Our Patients:

As of July 1st, 2017 we will no longer be In Network for the following insurance plans:

  • BCBS for ALL product lines, Multi-Plan, First Care
  • United HealthCare, Any Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Seton Health Plan, Seton Health Network Managed Care Plans

Most diagnostic Ultrasound that Dr. Fullerton does are also not covered by Medicare or commercial carriers, so we will ask you to sign an Advance Beneficiary Notice where cost is explained to you, if you have a covered plan.

We will continue to be a Medicare Part B only provider with a secondary insurer through the end of 2017 and then we will be opting out of the Medicare system.  We will not be on any MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS.  This can be difficult to navigate with regard to whether you are a Part A/B recipient with a secondary insurer or a plan managed and paid through another commercial carrier.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask us.

Please feel free to call our office for our pricing structure.

Dr. Fullerton Hosts Biotensegrity Workshop, February 2017

Dr. Fullerton will be hosting his second Biotensegrity workshop in February 2017. These workshops are designed for his colleagues interested in learning Dr. Fullerton’s unique approach to ultrasound-guided Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma. During the 3-day workshop, he shares patterns of injury he has identified, along with his treatment protocols. Hands-on experience is emphasized, with opportunities for attendees to practice identifying fascial structures discussed in lecture and even opportunities for attendees to be treated! We are very excited about this opportunity for Dr. Fullerton to share both his expertise and cases with his colleagues.

Biotensegrity Workshop Details

I am excited to invite you to my second Biotensegrity Workshop to be held from February 17th-19th, 2017.  This experience is designed as a personal and interactive 3-day workshop; attendance is limited to 3-4 participants. The workshop will include didactic lecture, live demonstration of evaluation and treatment, hands on experience in ultrasound and injection, opportunity for evaluation and treatment of attendees’ chronic injury, and time to relax and enjoy Austin’s great outdoors. Testimonials and more information can be found on our Facebook page.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Thoracolumbar Fascia (TLF) as an integrative structure for all movement.
  • Recognize patterns of myofascial injury – common TLF, scapular and gluteal injuries.
  • Learn Myofascial Prolotherapy technique – practical approaches to US and regenerative injection.

The cost is $5,000 for the 3 days. This is an independent workshop with the goal of developing educational materials and techniques to benefit those with chronic pain and dysfunction. Since this is independent, no CME credits are available for this activity.

Dr. Fullerton Inspires the Future Doctors of America at UT

Future Doctors of America UT Feb 2016

Dr. Fullerton had the pleasure of being an invited guest speaker for the Future Doctors of America at the University of Texas at Austin. He shared his expertise and described his journey through medical school, becoming a doctor, and finding his specialization as a in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Fullerton always appreciates the opportunity to guide future doctors towards exploring ways to help restore their patients to maximum health.

Ian Dille’s Road Back to Racing

Texasbikeracing.com on my return to racing, and the important role ProloAustin played in my recovery, http://texasbikeracing.com/ian-dilles-road-back-to-racing

Ian describes how Prolotherapy with Dr. Fullerton reactivated his body’s own healing process, a partially-torn tendon in my left knee caused by overcompensation became whole again.

ProloAustin is a proud sponsor of elite cycling team SuperSquadraand supports all athletes

Ian Dille lives in Austin, Texas. He rides for SuperSquadra and is a mentor for their Super Jets development team. He frequently writes for Bicycling magazine and his latest book The Cyclist’s Bucket List: A Celebration of 75 Quintessential Cycling Experiences” was released in July.

We’re just wrapping up our road racing season now, another great year for the team, with a number of victories and podiums locally, and across the state. Additionally, our cycling clinics have become formalized by bike racing’s governing body, U.S.A. Cycling, and are now called the “Beginner Race Program.”

 

Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine Prolotherapy Workshop in Guadalajara, Mexico

Prolo Austin is pleased to share information about the Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine Prolotherapy Workshop with Ultrasound as part of the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine Prolotherapy Treatment Workshops. The workshop will be held November 7–14, 2015 at the Antiguo Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr. Fullerton will be on site, overseeing the first regenerative injection certification that will be given there.

The workshop will include daily lectures, instruction in patient evaluation and diagnosis, solutions, needle placement and injection technique. The entire patient treatment experience will be done under ultrasound guidance.

Visit AAOM online for more information about the workshop. Interested participants can register here.

 

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Shows No Long-term Benefit

Medscape Medical News announced recently that arthroscopic knee surgery should no longer be considered a standard course of treatment for painful knees, noting a recent study published in the BMJ.

Medscape’s detailed analysis of the study describes how, “[the] potential harms of arthroscopy to treat pain and poor functioning of a degenerative knee may outweigh the procedure’s small pain relief benefits, which last less than 1 to 2 years after surgery.”

 

The article quotes Andy Carr, from the National Institute for Health Research at Oxford, who argues that, “Supporting or justifying a procedure with the potential for serious harm, even if this is rare, is difficult when that procedure offers patients no more benefit than a placebo.”

For more information on non-surgical, non-invasive methods of healing injured knees, please visit Prolo Austin’s services page, or contact us to schedule a consultation.

 

dailyRX News presents PRP Therapy

Want to learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) offered at Prolo Austin? Dr. Fullerton spoke with reporter Shelby Cullinan at dailyRx News about how this innovative therapy can work wonders for musculoskeletal pain from sports injuries, arthritis, and accidents–and can often help patients avoid steroids or surgery.

Watch this report to learn about how Dr. Fullerton uses an ultrasound to pinpoint the source of damage–often spotting damage that an MRI can’t see. Dr. Fullerton then spins the patient’s own blood through a centrifuge to extract only the healing platelets and injects them directly into the site of injury to stimulate repair. Wondering if PRP is right for you? Schedule a consultation today!

 Click here to see the video!

Visiting PA Student

Help us welcome our new PA student! Jonathan will be with us for the month of May:

Jonathan Pagano
jonathan

Education:

M.M.S. in Physician Assistant (August 2014)

M.A. in Bioethics & Medical Humanities

Post-Baccalaureate: Biomedical Sciences

B.S. in Exercise Science

 

Jonathan Pagano is in his final year of Physician Assistant training at Nova Southeastern University. Prior to PA school, Jonathan represented the U.S. Youth National soccer team internationally, which led him to a Division I soccer scholarship at the University of South Florida. Upon graduation, he joined Velocity Sports Performance to pursue an opportunity as a sports performance coach which culminated in becoming the Director of Soccer and Adult Fitness throughout the Chicago area. In preparation for PA school, Jonathan returned to the University of South Florida to pursue a Masters in Bioethics & Medical Humanities all the while completing a rigorous Post-Baccalaureate in Biomedical Sciences. Since then, Jonathan has completed training in orthopedic surgery, general surgery, pediatrics, internal, emergency and family medicine.