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