This HANDS-ON course will allow the learner to observe processing PRP in a step-wise fashion.
The demonstration will include the creation of PRP and its various derivatives including an overview of the equipment techniques, and theories. Additionally, the hands-on training will discuss applications of platelet-rich plasma in clinical practice.
Cadaveric demonstrations with bovine blood extractions.
Dr. John Ferrell is a board certifiedFamily Medicine Physician with an added specialty certification in Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Sonography. He is currently a Team Physician for DC United. As a native Washingtonian he has lived in the D.C. Metro area for the majority of his adult life. After high school, he attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where he received his undergraduate degree. Upon completion of his studies at UMBC, Dr. Ferrell went on to study medicine at The Pennsylvania State College of Medicinewhere he received his medical degree. His intern year was performed in General Surgery at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center before spending four years in the Navy taking care of sailors and their families. After serving a four year stint in the Navy, he completed his Family Medicine training at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Ferrell then completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Fairfax Family Practice in Fairfax, Virginia. During his fellowship, he was afforded the opportunity to work in the Washington Nationals’ and Redskins’ training rooms and served as a Team Physician for George Mason University. Also during his fellowship, he received intensive training in ultrasound diagnostics of musculoskeletal injuries and regenerative medicine injections.
With Dr. Ferrell’s training in Family Medicine, he believes in a holistic approach to the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, he feels that the body needs to be treated as one entity instead of having each joint managed by different providers. He has trained in martial arts and earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. During that time he dealt with various injuries, which allows him to empathize with his patients.
Dr. Ferrell’s special interests include non-surgical management of orthopedic problems, regenerative medicine (especially using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)), concussion management and exercise prescription for patients who want to increase their fitness.