Jon Swift Jr., DO, brings cutting-edge procedures to Central Oregon, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP is an powerful tool to harness the body’s own healing potential. The technology is safe and effective, and has been used for years in the veterinary and dental fields. More recently, the techniques have been studied and optimized for use for sports injuries and orthopedic conditions. PRP contains multiple growth and healing factors that can facilitate healing of injured tissue by harnessing the body’s own healing potential. PRP injections make it possible for orthopedic specialists to treat difficult and refractory injuries in a way that is less invasive than surgery. This can result in a shorter and less painful recovery.