We Use Advanced Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures to Treat Orthopedic Injuries, Arthritis and Other Degenerative Conditions.
Use your own stem cells or blood platelets to help your body’s ability to heal damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, spinal disc & bone.
The Complete Overview of Rejuv Medical’s Non-Surgical Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic
Non-Surgical Orthopedic procedures for chronic pain, injury and arthritis, influence your body’s natural healing response to regain mobility quickly and without invasive surgery. These regenerative treatments eliminate the need for opioids and other potentially addictive pharmaceuticals. Even when other healthcare providers have exhausted all options, even if they have tried physical therapy, or other injections therapies, such as cortisone, but have not seen the results, Now there is hope for you! These Regenerative Medicine treatments at Rejuv Medical are making a huge impact with patients just like you. Even if you have been told you need surgery, it’s not too late, there is a good possibility that you could avoid such surgical procedures. Yes, there are logical times when surgery is the correct option, but it should be the last option.
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The Regenerative Lifestyle
There is a preparation phase for regenerative treatments. Experienced regenerative physicians share a common philosophy which focuses on nutrition, stress management, movement exercises, and functional medicine. Inflammation can be triggered by a poor diet, stress, improper movement patterns, by genetics, by an imbalance of hormones, or by an insufficient digestive response. If these areas of inflammation are addressed first, then the success rate increases significantly. In some cases, regenerative treatments are not even needed once the inflammation is controlled. Managing these lifestyle habits are important to the overall regenerative response.
Non-surgical treatments have been shown to be effective modalities for patients who:
• are restricted from performing common tasks due to stiff joints and pain
• suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis
• are trying to return to a sport quickly following an acute injury
• have recent or past acute injuries and are looking for quick recovery
• have failed to get results from other treatment options offered
• are exploring alternative options to surgery
• want to move better and feel better
Specializing in non-surgical orthopedic and sports medicine, Rejuv Medical treats any new or old injuries, muscle aches and pains, and a variety of muscle, joint, or arthritis-related issues. At Rejuv Medical, our skilled team maintains a high level of personalized care and attention using state-of-the-art technology to care for patients. Rejuv Medical offers each client a comprehensive approach and the access to pro-athlete training and healing resources. Sports medicine uses a non-surgical approach to treat and promote healing of acute or chronic muscle, bone, joint, ligament or tendon injuries. Sports medicine helps patients – from adolescents to older adults – regain loss of function, minimize pain and disability, and incorporate fitness and wellness into their daily lives. A Sports medicine physician has the advanced training and medical expertise to help someone develop the skills needed to address an injury and move forward to a quick recovery.
Joel Baumgartner, MD
Joel Baumgartner, MD, is a national leader in non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine. Dr. Baumgartner only uses the latest innovative diagnosis tools to treat musculoskeletal injury and pain. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, He then completed his family practice residency at the University of North Dakota, followed by an advanced training in sports medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Heidi Robertson, M.D.
Michael Meighen, MD
Board Certified Physiatrist & Regenerative Medicine Specialist
Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine or Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Regenerative repair is the power-cell behind the regeneration of tissue and uses your body’s own stem cells as a building block in an attempt to mimic other damaged cells located in the joint. Stem cells are pulled gently from the bone marrow of the hip. These mesenchymal stem cells are the purest form of stem cells in your body’s natural reserve. Other physicians may be using stem cells harvested from adipose (fat) tissue, but the response isn’t shown to be as successful. In addition, the process at which stem cells are harvested from adipose tissue is painful and requires the patient to have available fat to harvest from. Dr. Baumgartner was the first Minnesota physician to bring stem cell treatments to the upper Midwest, by partnering with Regenexx® five years ago. Dr. Baumgartner saw the promising effects of what a patient’s own stem cells could do to promote healing and repair and decided to offer this non-invasive procedure. Regenexx® Stem Cell Treatments: Unlike a standard stem cell procedure, Rejuv Medical has learned to take this procedure a step further and has launched a version of advanced stem cell and platelet procedures from Regenexx®. Though these procedures cannot guarantee results for all, there have been many studies done that are proving the results are effective and worthy of practicing. The research is continuing to explode as many leading experts are seeing incredible results with these procedures. Rejuv Medical continues to strive in pioneering the field of Regenerative Medicine. As you can see, there are many success stories that have poured out of this clinic over the past 10-years.
You May Benefit From Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy If You Have:
- Avascular Necrosis
- Bone Loss
- Cartilage Defects
- Degenerative Joint Changes,
- Disc-related Back Pain
- Meniscus Tears
- Non-Union Fractures
What Mesenchymal Stem Cells & Where do They Come From?
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are adult stem cells that can be found in bone marrow. Rejuv Medical performs autologous stem cell therapy, which means that the stem cells used in your treatment are taken from your own body, not from a donor. Using your own stem cells for the procedure helps reduce your risk of infection and eliminate the possibility of immune rejection.
In an autologous stem cell procedure, your physician will draw a sample of bone marrow from the iliac crest of your hip. The sample is then filtered and concentrated in a sterile environment, then injected into the area of your body that you are trying to heal. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis while under light sedation and leaves no scarring.
The idea behind orthopedic stem cell therapy is that the injection of these concentrated regenerative cells at an area of your body experiencing degeneration will kick start your body’s ability to heal itself. These injections can be given independent of or in conjunction with an orthopedic surgical procedure
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments
Prolotherapy sounds the alarm and waits for the body to send the platelets and other growth factors, whereas PRP delivers the platelets and rich growth factors right to the source. Why wait for it, when it can be delivered immediately to start the healing cascade right away? Furthermore, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are used for the repair of chronic degenerative joints, ligaments and tendon injuries. This new technology is changing the way doctors and sports physicians treat injury, pain and aging. Conditions treated include: chronic overuse injuries to the ankles, knee and shoulders; arthritic joints; chronic back and spine arthritis and pain; degenerative disc disease. More specific injuries include; tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee ligament tears, shin splints, partial thickness rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and IT band syndrome can be effectively treated with PRP. PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing: bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels and stimulate the wound healing process resulting in new collagen formation. PRP is often combined with ultrasound to guide the injections to the specific pathologic tissue or joint.
Platelet Rich Plasma Has Been Helpful In Treating:
- Tendonitis / Tendonosis
- Lower Back Pain
- Chronic Sprains and Strains
- Osteoarthritis Pain
- Rotator Cuff Partial Tears
- Neck Pain
- Whiplash Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
Prolotherapy, or ligament reconstructive therapy, is a safe, non-surgical treatment for chronic pain, injury and arthritis. Common problems treated with Prolotherapy include joint arthritis, TMJ dysfunction, chronic neck and back pain, shoulder injuries, Fibromyalgia, injuries to the wrists, elbows, knees and ankles, and whiplash-type injuries. Prolotherapy targets the joint, ligaments and tendons that are weakened and stretched out from injury or aging and actually promotes healing and repair. This stimulation of the body’s healing mechanism helps to restore strength and integrity to the damaged area. The procedure involves injecting a solution into the damaged joint, ligament or tendon. This stimulates the body to begin the healing process by sounding the alarm, which alerts the body to send platelets and other natural growth factors to the area being treated.
Prolotherapy Has Been Helpful In Treating:
- Many forms of back pain
- Sacroiliac (SI) Joint pain
- Sternoclavicular Joint Pain
- Trigger points
- Chronic muscle pain
- Baker’s cysts of the knee
- Unstable Joints
As we age our bodies breakdown. Dehydration and sedentary lifestyles impair the production of joint lubrication. This can lead to a stiff grinding sensation in the joint. A patient may feel discomfort and a lack of mobility. The natural response is inflammation and we change movement patterns to compensate for the stiffness. This compensation changes joint function in other areas of the body then too. If the tissue is not damaged, and if the joint still appears healthy through imaging, then lubricants such as Supartz® or SynviscOne® can be used to increase joint lubrication and decrease friction. This treatment is minimally invasive, and patients tend to feel immediate relief. Supartz® treatments work over time, patients are treated once a month for up to six months and most insurances cover such treatments.
Nerve Therapy & Trigger-Point Injections
When we suffer from past injuries, the body may not heal properly. Nerves may become pinched or restricted by scar tissue, leading to pain and numbness of joints and tissue. Sometimes patients claim they feel sharp or hot bursts of pain rush through their hip or leg. These pains and conditions may be treated with nerve treatments. Regenerative experts at Rejuv Medical can use a simple and gentle injections series to bathe the nerve entirely. This solution turns off negative pain receptors and reprograms normal function to the nerve. In the process reduce restriction in the nerve. Patients who experience nerve therapies have been seen walking into the clinic with a walker and walking out of the clinic on their own power. The results are very noticeable with patients and are covered by most insurance providers.
HOW TO RESTORE YOUR HEALTH AND REBUILD YOUR BODY WITHOUT DRUGS OR SURGERY.
If you have been told you need surgery, or if you feel you must simply live with the pain you are faced with, you have options available to you. With modern day advances in medicine, there are options available for a holistic approach to joint damage repair. For more than 20 years injectable platelet therapy had been used for a wide variety of medical treatments including oral surgery, dentistry and wound care. More recently, its application has extended to sports medicine, cardiovascular surgery, and cosmetic surgery. The safety of injectable platelets and growth factors has been well established in the medical literature. Incomplete tendon healing after an injury is a common source of pain and dysfunction. Tendons may become inflamed (tendonitis), degenerated (tendinopathy) or torn. In addition, arthritis can lead to joint degeneration, swelling and pain. The injection of your own platelets and growth factors into injured tendons and joints has been demonstrated to safely alleviate pain and restore function without the associated risks of drugs or surgery. Rejuv Medical is the industry leader in regenerative medicine, such as Stem Cell Regenerative Treatments, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Prolotherapy and other non-surgical orthopedic treatments.
Other Orthopedic & Pain Injections
We also offer other injections for pain and arthritic conditions, including:
Trigger Point Injections
Botox for Migraine Headaches
Lubricating Join Injections
Frequently Asked Questions About Regenerative Treatments
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
What is a musculoskeletal ultrasound?
What is Prolotherapy?
What sports medicine services do you provide?
- Fitness assessment and exercise prescription for the healthy and those with chronic disease
- Evaluation, treatment and prevention of sudden and chronic injuries
- Rehabilitation with our physical therapists, which offers the attest in rehabilitation services and equipment
- Same-day injury evaluation
- Screening physicals for athletes or anyone who wants to start an active lifestyle
- General medical care of athletes and non-athletes
- Education and counseling on healthy lifestyle options with our onsite dietitian and physician
What conditions do you treat?
- Sports Injuries and fractures
- Chronic Pain
- Overuse injuries (tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tendonosis and stress fractures)
- Acute injuries (sprains, muscle strains, joint injuries, and fractures)
- Trigger point injections for pain control
- Arthritis treatment and bracing
- Nerve blocks for pain control
- Workers comp and Auto Injuries
- Unstable and loose joints
- Headache treatments
- Back and Neck pain
- Concussion care
- Sports psychology issues
- Strength training and conditioning
- Pre-participation physical examination
- Active patients with chronic or acute illness
- Exercise, healthy lifestyle promotion and weight loss
- Nutrition, supplements, and performance counseling
- Coordinating care with other members of the orthopedic team
What pain, injury & orthopedic treatments do you use?
Are You A Candidate For Regenerative Treatments?
Regenerative treatments certainly are not for everyone, however, you such treatments may save you a lot of time and money, while avoiding a possible unnecessary orthopedic surgery.
Take a moment to fill out our candidate form, and one of our Regenerative Specialist will review your case and contact you. You will not be required to schedule an appointment at this time, but it will be an easy way to speak with us and get your questions answered quickly and efficiently.
Our team is dedicated to being available and accessable to you.
Every patient at Rejuv Medical is assigned a case manager. The case manager is available to answer questions along the way. They are responsible for delivering an amazing patient experience. Your case manager will prepare you for your appointment and guide you through the post-care protocol after your treatment. If you are coming in from out of state, your case manager will help you with travel arrangements and hotel accommodations, to ensure a seamless visit.
My experience at Rejuv was great! Nice and friendly staff that are there to help you. The boot camps are great! Difference workouts daily and you do not get bored. Nor do you have to think what to do, just show up and have a great workout! I lost 24 pounds and most of all have lots more energy! I would recommend rejuv ro everyone who what's to see great health results! Thanks Rejuv!
Shanna Gerads was very knowledgeable, encouraging, friendly and helpful during my interest with Rejuv fitness. Her positive attitude and friendliness pulled me in and made me feel like I belong there. Thanks so much Shanna!
I started to see Dr. James Baumgartner. He is amazing! He is different from a general doctor. He did tests to find what was wrong and now treating me. He listened to everything I shared without judgement. I am so happy to come across him. Also that gal Sarah up front, she is great. It's nice you have someone up there with a personality. You are lucky to have those two at your facility.
One of the best decisions I have ever made for myself was to take the plunge and do the six week challenge at Rejuv. It has been an awesome journey. The staff are very supportive, knowledgeable, and positive. The meal plan worked really well for me and I was able to stay on track without feeling hungry. I was nervous about the group workouts at first because I have some back and shoulder issues. I quickly found out that there was nothing to fear. The staff are amazing at modifying the workouts just for me and I really love going to boot camp! If you are ready to feel better and get on the road to good health, then I highly recommend taking the six week challenge journey at Rejuv.
I did the six week challenge and it was awesome. Not only the staff that is there to help you, but the classes that they offer were fun and challenging same time. The Boot Camp’s were awesome to be able to have a personal trainer but still be able to do stuff with a big group. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn to eat healthy and exercise.
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I started a 6 week challenge at Rejuv on March 17th, 2018 and it has been a life changer! All of the staff, especially the trainers, are very friendly and will work with you no matter what. They don't shame you for having to modify and they don't treat you like you should know everything. The boot camps are definitely killer but they encourage you the whole way so it doesn't seem that bad. I think that this place does such a phenomenal job that I signed up for a year!
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Very professional and caring people. Changed my life forever.
Wonderful trainers, friendly staff, high energy, and small gym size. I recently completed 6 Week Challenge and could not have been happier with my results. I can say that I was unsure at first but, I knew that I needed some kind of push and accountability to help get me on track to a healthier life. This is exactly what I got. The meal plan was very helpful, the boot camps pushed me to work harder and the trainers checked in regularly to make sure I was on track. If you are looking for a smaller gym with fitness classes and a group of knowledgeable trainers that work to know people by first name then this is definitely the right place. Wonderful facility!
I’ve been to a lot of gyms in St. Cloud but Rejuv is by far my favorite! It’s a great facility with nice equipment, helpful and friendly staff, and a very open layout! Highly recommend to anyone!
The boot camps at Rejuv were amazing and challenging! I joined to better myself physically and improve my health after being beat up by 2018. The boot camps were never boring and always changed. The trainers were great and encouraging! They would never push me and always made sure I was taking care of my injured foot. Yet at the same time they gently encouraged me to do more! It's an experience I will never forget!
Started a Rejuv a few weeks ago now and can't say anything bad. The trainers are amazing, fun and energetic. They get you out of your comfort zone to show you, you are capable of every exercise. Bootcamp is great, and cardio dance with Aimyee is amazing. Truly a place I enjoy going to and smile everytime I walk in and out. Great job Rejuv!
Pioneers of Regenerative Healthcare
Joel Baumgartner, M.D. pioneered regenerative treatments in Minnesota and most of the upper mid-west. He launched his regenerative practice in 2009.
By the fall of 2015, Dr. Baumgartner, and his staff, we recognizedthrough the presentation of the GSDC Annual Innovation Award for the innovation that was inspired through these regenerative treatments, such as: Prolotherapy, PRP Treatments, and Stem Cell Treatments.