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As we approach middle-age (or beyond) Americans are being forced to consider two symbiotic threats to their health which medical research indicates are teaming up to double the risk of heart disease while also limiting the quality of life: Heart disease and osteoarthritis.

By the time you read this, it’s estimated that 50 million adults have already been diagnosed with some type of arthritis including Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) which is not curable, causes immense pain, and stops us enjoying daily activities such as walking, running or climbing stairs.

Traditionally, doctors tackle this growing disease with Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or NSAIDS, which while reducing the pain in the short-term inevitably limits the body’s ability to resolve inflammation over the longer-term.

Osteoarthritis Joint Pain

More alarmingly, a Canadian study involving 7743 people with osteoarthritis shows strong evidence that NSAID treatment increases congestive heart failure by nearly 49% while the risk for ischemic heart disease increased by 94.5%, and the risk for stroke increased by 93.3%. These results were supported by cross-referencing NSAID prescription dispensing records present in the Canadian healthcare database.

Cardiovascular Disease
These health risks are reflective of a non-regenerative approach to medical problems, which involve relying upon both NSAID and steroidal options (such as Cortisone) to treat the symptoms, not the problem.

This traditional methodology arguably leads to inevitable outcome(s) involving either heart surgery or joint replacement surgery, or both! While America is blessed with talented heart and orthopedic surgeons, who wishes to undergo invasive surgery which statistics show are not always successful, carrying both health and financial risks?

Our Osteopathic clinic, with its special emphasis on regenerative protocols such as Stem Cell Therapy, Prolotherapy, PRP and Laser Therapy, is in a unique position to screen and treat middle-aged Americans for both Osteoarthritis and cardiovascular risk factors, while limiting the use of NSAID and additionally minimizing the application of invasive joint surgery.

Early detection of both Osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease are now considered top priorities in the America and something we take extremely seriously in our clinic.

We are obsessed with three primary objectives which we believe are the key drivers in ensuring a long and productive lifespan for our patients:

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Education, early detection of cardiovascular risk factors and an emphasis on non-surgical orthopedic protocols allows us to prevent side-effects from medication and surgery.

The use of Stem Cell Therapy and Laser Therapy allows us to accelerate joint healing and reduce pain, a novel regenerative approach which patients respond positively to.

Nutritional IV supplement programs along with doctor-guided weight loss systems allow us to positively impact your health over the long term.

These programs carefully guided by a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine open up new opportunities to gently nurture, protect and heal the human body especially for adults, men and women, near or above, 45 years in age.

It’s important to remember that the study above and our approach encompassed under the regenerative programs are NOT intended to reflect a negative bias towards surgery, but rather a desire to explore alternatives and only resort to this option when absolutely necessary. 

It’s important to remember that the study above and our approach encompassed under the regenerative programs are NOT intended to reflect a negative bias towards surgery, but rather a desire to explore alternatives and only resort to this option when absolutely necessary.  These alternatives are reflected in our ​cellular therapy protocols, including Stem Cell Therapy, and new non-surgical techniques to stimulate joint healing such as Laser Surgery
The three circles of regenerative medicine


BONITA SPRINGS Florida, July 6, 2018 / has announced the immediate introduction of THOR® Laser Therapy into advanced cellular treatment plans, including Stem Cell Injections, to accelerate tissue repair, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders, including but not limited to, partial tears in knees and shoulder joints.

Clinical evidence published in a number of peer reviewed journals strongly supports an accelerated timeline for reducing pain and inflammation for soft tissue injuries in shoulders and knees, several joint conditions including wrist, hips and ankles, as well as the lower back and neck.

The basic concept behind Thor Lasers involves the highly specialized use of light. Light can stimulate or inhibit cellular function according to both the intensity and the time it is applied by Osteopathic Doctors.

“Patients are responding extremely well to this affordable cellular treatment add on which is applied to the joint areas in the weeks following stem cell procedures, prolotherapy and PRP,” said Dr. Steve Coleman, Medical Director at

Laser Therapy has been shown to help reduce musculoskeletal pain and inflammation while also helping increase the range of motion for patients who have suffered debilitating injuries such as partial rotator cuff tears in shoulders or partial meniscus tears in knees, two common reasons for patients visiting

“Our clinic uses the Lasers and LED’s to produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time you can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and reduce pain.”

Some technical innovations in this process are showing wonderful applications in the cellular therapy field, including its primary mechanism, the effect of light on cytochrome c oxidase. This unbinds nitric oxide and releases ATP leading to improved overall cellular function in patients.

The Thor Lasers help reduce anti-inflammatory effects including PGE2, TNF Alpha and IL-6 in the synovia surrounding damaged tendons. Meanwhile, for analgesia high intensity lasers over nerve supply can inhibit fast axonal flow.

It is also showing great results for older patients suffering from Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD).


Laurie Norman was scheduled for bi-lateral knee replacement. At the last moment, she decided to try’s stem cell therapy program and the promise of regenerative medicine to keep her off the operating table.  A well known local dog breeder and dog show contestant, Laurie had for years been struggling with painful joint pain and restricted mobility as she pursued her vocation.   In this video, Laurie describes in her own words the results of the stem cell therapy program with Dr. Coleman and its impact on her quality of life.


While not immediately obvious, there is a wonderful and powerful mechanism at work which is bringing Osteopathic Doctors, Physical Therapists and bold Medical Device Inventors together in a synergistic movement to treat, heal and alleviate chronic pain in joint pain sufferers across the world in what we call the Golden Age of Regenerative Medicine.

Doctors of Regeneration

Dr Steve Coleman Stem Cell Therapy

Few people realize that our discipline has been around for some 100 years, tasked with treating acute injuries, chronic diseases like osteoarthritis and congenital malformations.  With the latest breakthroughs in stem cell biology, regenerative clinics offer new viable hope in providing alternatives to invasive knee, hip, lower back or shoulder surgeries.   Our field continues to grow, and we are finding new partners and champions in the form of physical therapists and medical device inventors who seek to complement our treatment plans with their own skill sets.  This is the backbone of functional medicine, treating the body as a whole and using new, dynamic and scientific approaches to orthopedic healing.    By keeping an open mind, we can adapt faster to the ravages of age, disease and injury.

The Evolving Physical Therapist

Physical Rehab For Stem Cell Patients

We cannot forget the role physical therapists play in regenerative medicine, especially after patients undergo stem cell procedures, including PRP and Prolotherapy, for joint pain, osteoarthritis (OA), and annular tears (rips in the tough exterior of an intervertebral disc).

This role requires compassion, knowledge and an intricate understanding of the muscular-skeletal system as they help patients mobilize all the key muscles and hinge-joints to accelerate the healing process.

Since our clinic is built upon the science of osteopathic medicine we pay particular attention to the physical rehabilitation process, working closely with select therapists to coordinate a careful, biomechanical flightpath to speedy recovery.

The best results for our patients come by combining rest, correct biomechanical loading, tissue mobilization and various other protocols to gently and methodically guide patients to maximum mobility and skeletal function in the period after the initial stem cell injections.

We also pay close attention to the objectives and goals defined by the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training which seeks to foster and nurture a strong collaborative relationship between Osteopathic Doctors such as Dr. Steve Coleman (D.O), Founder of and other Physical Therapist partners, including those operating in and around Bonita Springs.

By educating PT’s on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine protocols, the treatment options available to our patients become more powerful and effective over shorter periods. The AR3T is thus an instrumental body in helping align the groundbreaking medical procedures being implemented by and the evolving rehabilitative structures and processes of nearby physical therapy centers.

We remind our readers that regenerative medicine is currently evolving at a dramatic pace promising to greatly improve the methods and tools for repairing or replacing lost tissue from injury, disease or age via the enhancement of endogenous stem cell function or the transplantation of exogenous stem cells. By working closely with PT’s, we improve the application of mechanical and other physical stimuli to promote functional recovery.

These synergies are something we are extremely excited about and believe will become more advanced and integrated over time as we grow as a regenerative clinic.

But, while our partnership with physical therapists and physical rehabilitation centers is an important component of the regenerative landscape, we sometimes fail to mention other innovators in our realm who use the power of entrepreneurship and compassion to introduce new medical devices that hold the hope of helping you heal faster without the need for invasive surgery.

We are of course talking about medical device inventors, some of them very ordinary people who either suffer from the affliction of degenerative joint disease (DJD) or have a close relationship with somebody who does. In nearly all instances, their personal desire to alleviate suffering ends up having worldwide implications for other sufferers in the form of relief and hope.

In this respect, let’s examine two everyday inventors on opposite sides of the world, Hong Kong and Minnesota respectively, whose devices hold some hope for alleviating the pain and discomfort relating to arthritic joints. Their journey from idea to production, is both heart-warming and relevant. It is also an inspiration to us all, revealing how human ingenuity can transform our daily lives if we use the power of observation.

From Hong Kong With Love

Knee Warmer for arthritic knee

Our first intrepid inventor is located in Hong Kong who could not stand the sight of his elderly dad in agonizing pain stemming from arthritic knees. For years he watched his dad struggle to walk properly, his gait despairingly altered by the effects of osteoarthritis.   Each night, without fail, he would apply a heating pad upon his knee to ease the pain and stimulate mobility. Unfortunately, a few minutes later it would cool off prompting him to ask his wife or son to help him heat it up again. This scenario played out night after night. Surely, Stanley Kwok Chi-Hung thought to himself, there must be a better way.

He had to help his poor dad.

As fortune would have it, Mr. Chi-Hung happened to co-own KnitWarm, a manufacturing company. He brainstormed some ideas with his staff even while he noted that most manufacturing work was increasingly heading to mainland China.

After months of prototyping his team came up with a knee-heating wrap with a special breathable yearn that can be produced without extensive knitting, fully formed.

It is in many respects a breakthrough product for not only helping his ailing dad’s knees but also to a region that is aging quickly leading to a large spike in joint pain sufferers.

In fact, a recent study suggests that among local residents aged 50 and older, 7 per cent of men and 13 per cent of women suffer from osteoarthritis – an age-related condition that causes excruciating pain in the knee and other joints.

Within the next several years these numbers are expected to rise dramatically. The South China Posts reports that some 21 per cent of local residents are expected to be 65 or older, showing the connection to increasing levels of osteoarthritis.

Yet as long as we have compassionate inventors like Mr. Chi-Hung, the field of regenerative medicine can arm itself with more weapons to fight chronic joint pain without necessarily resorting to risky surgery.

The Minnesota Violinist With Healing Strings To Her Bow

Sarah Betts - Regenerative Medicine Inventor
Sarah Betts Playing Violin -future future

Our next inventor, and much closer to home this time, is a young violinist from Mendota Heights, Minnesota, who happily plucked those musical strings from three years old until she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at age nine.

The condition was especially prominent in her hands and wrist joints, but she refused to let this stop her from pursuing her musical vocation.

Normally, arthritis only affects those much older. Sarah Betts was indeed unlucky, but she used this misfortune to become a medical entrepreneur.

As time went on Sarah noticed that the more she played her violin, the less pain and swelling her left hand that presses the strings appeared to have compared to her right hand that holds the bow.

This, she thought to herself, was a surprising discovery. Most of the doctors and experts who examined her seemed to have missed this development.

This curiosity became the genesis for a new device she invented to help strengthen and mobilize the joints in the right hand.

She coined the orthopedic hand exercise device, ViEx, and industrially went about securing two patents for her medical invention.

"It has recycled violin strings that you can press down on top of a 3D printed base. Exercises take 10 minutes a day," she said.

The device is now being trialed at several orthopedic centers and received glowing reviews from onsite staff.

Now aged eighteen she has even built up an outreach programs to help the elderly benefit from her device.

"One lady, she could barely open her hand. Now, she's been using it for about a year and a half, and I mean, she can move her hand," Sarah said.

The device is highly affordable, priced at a paltry $3, but the young lady believes she make it even cheaper! See in her action below at a statewide graduation recital - she is quite impressive. 

An Intersection of Science, Hope & Entrepreneurship

The preceding discussion shows the symbiotic relationship between osteopathic clinics, cellular treatment breakthroughs, physical rehabilitation and the allied contributions of medical device inventors in America and elsewhere.

The most advanced stem cell treatment protocols rely on using a functional approach to guide the initial Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) and combine with physical therapists to develop a holistic treatment plan that will give the fastest and most productive healing approach for our patients.

The three circles of regenerative medicine

 But we must also be proactive and find new ancillary - often simple tools - that aid in this process.   In this respect, we watch the medical device field closely and cheer the progress of inventors like Kwok in Hong Kong and Sarah in Minnesota who used the power of observation and love to combat the awful effects of arthritis that plague all of us as we age.

If there is a commonality among the three approaches mentioned above, it is probably compassion.  Without this attribute we cannot develop careful approaches that meets the individual’s own unique physiology and medical history.

This is the driving force behind regenerative medicine which has now entered a new golden age of research, development and treatment protocols that we believe hold the key to aging gracefully without pain,  while still enjoying a high degree of mobility.


BONITA SPRINGS Florida, May 16, 2018 / —  Patients who need Stem Cell Therapy treatments targeting joint pain, osteoarthritis and more, can now leverage a new range of flexible financing options offering them all access to the promise of hope in Regenerative Medicine.

The updated programs offer near-instant approval and full access to the experts in regenerative medicine at  This includes the full range of medical programs provided by Dr. Coleman and his dedicated staff, including Advanced Cellular Therapies, Hormone balancing, Varicose Vein Treatment and Intravenous nutritional support.

“We are offering two comprehensive plans to begin with for our patients, from industry leaders ClearGage and MD Funding.  Soon, we expect to roll out additional affordable partners in the coming months to give our patients, friends, and families unparalleled access to preventive and regenerative medicine from coast to coast in Florida,  and world wide, with our concierge travel medicine program” said Dr. Steven Coleman D.O., founder of

The financing plans are available to patients in all 50 states, confirming our commitment  at, to advancing the health and wellness of everyone who needs our help.  The plans allow a patient to pay for medical procedures over a time frame that suits their own needs. This can be  monthly payments, or larger payments that meet their goals. Approvals take less than a minute, and only require a valid driver’s license and  social security number. The plans cost far less than half of most credit card fees and all who need them are approved.

Additionally, the plans do not require that patients use current available credit  – these can be saved for home mortgage use, or other important goals such as their children’s education.   

“As our patients’ needs change, they can add additional care to their existing plans, or simply pay them off completely, with no penalty —  making this an extremely attractive option for patients of all ages, and all income levels” said Dr. Coleman.

In addition, the initial Comprehensive Medical Assessment  (100 Point Health Score evaluation) is already covered by every health insurance plan, offering patients a powerful platform through which they can pursue optimal well-being as they sail past the age of 40.  Patients are invited to inquire about these financing options by reaching out to us via our contact page. 


When a former college football quarterback, with letters in 3 sports, throughout high school, walked through our doors complaining of chronic pain in both knees due to previous sports injuries, and the residual effects of previous orthopedic surgery (for partial ACL and Meniscus Tears), it confirmed the growing suspicion that aging athletes are fighting an uphill battle.


National Academy of Sciences - Knee Osteoarthritis


How Elite Athletes Can Inspire Us

We look to super athletes for inspiration in how they train and win.  Yet it’s the injuries that show us their true character and grit, while also revealing their technical approach to healing and fighting the aging process. Video is further below...

While delivering a thundering double-handed backhand on the tennis court several years ago, legendary tennis player Rafael Nadal placed his entire weight on his left knee, forcing his quadriceps to step in and stabilize the entire complex of joints.

In that single moment, which involved twisting, turning and extending his body to relay the shot back to his opponent, he ripped his patellar tendon forcing him out of competition for several months.

Nadal backhand

Nadal Knee Injury on Tennis court

The Weight of a Champion

Around 1000 pounds of pressure was delivered to the knee joint just as the left heel struck the ground, causing an unbearable hyperextension of the knee just before bending.

Watch the Full Analysis

With the ACL and Medial Meniscus working overtime to compensate, Nadal felt a rush a of pain shoot into the fat pad around his knee.  The video below shows the tibia in a fixed position, with the femur still moving; a perfect recipe for disaster as Nadal goes into his fabled body rotation. 

The Layoffs

This injury turned out to be one of many for this hard-working athlete, with the most recent one coming during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, forcing him to question the brutal regime of the ATP tour and whether his body can truly stand up to the effects of aging.

Weight on the Knee

Experiencing knee pain

Fear of Surgery

The biggest fear for athletes, especially once they go beyond the age of 30 is the looming spectre of surgery.  The risks, long-layoffs and indeterminate outcomes make them rightly weary, leading them to seek out the latest advances in medical science for alternatives,  

How Nadal Approaches Knee Rehabilitation

While they may be genetically gifted, athletes like Nadal are also cognizant of the subtle appearance of osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease  (DJD), giving them another area for concern.  Just like us, they cannot escape the affects of aging that escalate with a chronic knee injury. 

As you may expect, some of their solutions border on the space-age.  For instance, Its been reported that Nadal uses an anti-gravity treadmill machine to gently keep him in shape during injury layoffs, sparing his knee undue pressure and jolting.

Knee Rehab machine

However, it’s in the field of Regenerative Medicine that Nadal has often cast his gaze to seek an accelerated healing flight path, without the risks of surgery.  

For two consecutive years, Nadal specifically tested out PRP allowing him to recover 100% from a knee injury.    He also tried out stem cell therapy for his lower back, which we described in this recent sports medicine article several months ago.  

 It must be noted that while not every cellular treatment protocol has been 100% completely successful, Nadal recognizes that the procedures become more advanced and powerful each year, giving him greater opportunities to accelerate the knee rehabilitation process. 

Stem cells are influencing several areas of medicine,  including orthopedic procedures aimed at regenerating cartilage and producing an anti-inflammatory effect.  

Typically, this involves harvesting a patient's own bone marrow and fat cells to target joint damage, especially in the knees. 

Since Nadal may play close to 80 matches per year, each one grueling in intensity, there is a natural advantage to seeking out alternatives to surgery when injury strikes as per the video above.

“The schedule is crazy,” said Nadal.  “It’s crazy now, it was crazy before and it will still be crazy next year. You can’t make your body go to the limit for the whole year. It’s just not possible.”

To put his statement in perspective consider this statistic:  In 1992, the a ground-stroke reached roughly 60 m.p.h in the men’s game.  Today that speed may approach 100 m.p.h.

We are thus asking superhuman demands from our athletes. In return, they are asking for alternatives to surgery.  

While the video above demonstrates a specific injury to an elite athlete, the truth is any one of us reading this article may experience the same injury while running on the beach or playing catch with our grandson.  It could even happen at work while carrying a box up the stairs. 

But by observing the injury patterns we see on the tennis court and how super athletes respond to new forms of knee rehabilitation we can repurpose these approaches inside minimally invasive Stem Cell Procedures for our patients in Bonita Springs.

While none of us are machines, we can turn to science and technology to explore safer alternatives to surgery and a faster approach to healing the human body.  

Nobody is pursuing this approach more keenly that one of the world’s greatest tennis players, Rafael Nadal. Let's keep watching him - both on and off the court.


Ahh, time flies by.   Those vintage days back in the 50s, 60s and 70s were some of of the fondest and brightest moments of our life, where we pursued our passions, hobbies, sports and laid the foundations of who we are NOW as human beings.

Cellular Therapies

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​Event is sold out and will begin shortly. Click the link below to read more about what attendees will learn in the  seminar, including treating #Osteoarthritis #SportsInjuries and #JointPain With #StemCellTherapy.

Lets Wind Back The Clock With Regenerative Medicine

Your silent and unwavering supporters during these golden years,  and up to the present day, were your #Joints and #Hormones.

Your Knee Joints went into battle for you each time you played a game of tennis or went water skiing on those magical sun-kissed days.  Your hormones, including estrogen in woman and testosterone in men, helped balance your moods and gave you energy to hike up that mountain with friends.

Now, as a seasoned veteran of life you boast decades of experience and the joy of marriage, family, friendship and community.  But because you have lived a full life your faithful servants including your hip and shoulder joints may no longer service you the way they did way back in the day.  You may also feel less sprightly and perhaps suffer from sleepless nights due to wavering hormone levels or the affects of joint pain.

But Where There is Life, There is Hope.

Experience the miracle of #RegenerativeMedicine and take one step closer to reclaiming a full and rich life where your knee and hip joints no longer ache and your mood, energy and outlook on life are balanced and optimized.

We are here to give back to your faithful servants, your unwavering supporters, those wonderful mechanisms and structures inside the human body which carried you through life.

It is our privilege and honor to offer you family-oriented healthcare using science and research to guide our treatment plans, built upon the foundations of hope and empathy.

Try One Last Time...

If you feel full of despair, like life is against you, or you experience pain walking up stairs and the frustration of fatigue when you march through the day, then its time to “try one last time” to find a solution.

That “One Last Time” is, a clinic built upon the foundations of Osteopathic Medicine and currently pioneering new treatments in Cellular  Medicine, including Stem Cell Therapy, Hormone Balancing and Nutritional Counseling.

Your journey through life is our journey, too, and we will always be here for you, no matter what stage of life you currently find yourself in. 


When you are ready to take the next step in your journey towards optimum health, please schedule a Comprehensive Medical Assessment, CMA, with Dr. Coleman, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and an expert in Regenerative Medicine. 


125 years ago the legendary Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, founded Osteopathic Medicine, a profound turning point in modern medicine that ultimately led to the genesis of Please join me on this journey….

dr. steve coleman's credentials

Key medical milestones in his career as a physician.



Michigan State University

Dr. Coleman received his undergraduate education at Michigan State University, laying a strong foundation in Internal Medicine.



Kirksville College of

Osteopathic Medicine.

He attended the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, which was the very first school of osteopathic medicine in the world. 



American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine, or AABRM

With certificate number 42, he was one the first physicians to become board certified by the American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine, or AABRM

Dr. Steve Coleman, D.O

If you are currently experiencing knee pain from a previous injury or sports-related trauma we may be able to help.
Please schedule a Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) to determine if you qualify for promising new treatments
in Stem Cell Therapy, Prolotherapy and PRP.


“I was scheduled for a bilateral partial knee replacement when I came across Dr. Coleman’s Stem Cell Therapy Program,” said Jorge Gutman, an active, athletic 54-year old suffering from debilitating arthritis pain in both knees.  Tired of being held back from his very active business and lifestyle, he was searching for a better solution to his chronic knee pain.

Key Takeaways

  • Virtually no pain 90 days after treatment
  • Regained nearly all knee mobility
  • Enjoying full range of activities: Walking, Gym, Biking 

Surgical Alternatives

After running through the gamut of medical options, including hyaluronic acid injections (artificial joint fluid), Mr. Gutman decided to try one last thing; prior to the final decision of partial joint replacement. “Although I do not recommend waiting until there is this little cartilage and with much other disease present, Jorge was quite lucky to get such an excellent result,” said Dr. Coleman.

His decision to cancel surgery was a very personal decision that he and his wife made based on their desires and needs.  In Jorge’s case, it turned out to be one of the best decisions of his life, and something that truly pleased his wife.

Dr. Steve Coleman

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


“I never try to influence patients one way or the other regarding elective surgeries, but if they ask me about other options, I give them the best informed consent that I am able to. That’s my duty as a physician.”

Cytokines in Knee Joint Repair With Dr Steve Coleman

Click Bone-on-Bone: The Knee Pain That Will Not Wait to read about the consequences of waiting too long to treat to knee pain and osteoarthritis.

“Certainly, there are many times when the Surgeon is your best, and most important friend,” said Dr. Coleman.

“Three months after Dr. Coleman extracted my bone marrow and fat cells and re-injected them back into my knees, I now have a 90% reduction in pain.  The mobility is unbelievably improved,” Jorge said of his experience with the Stem Cell Therapy Program.

Feedback From Jorge

Stem Cell Therapy Healing Process

Mr. Gutman reports that he is now able touch both knees with virtually zero tenderness, while also being able to perform basic activities of daily living, including bending and crossing his knees, and getting up from the toilet without pain. That really is a big deal.

For the last two years these simple movements had triggered horrific pain and disability for Jorge. For the first time in years, things are getting better, not worse.

90-Day Follow Up

At his 90-day follow up visit with Dr. Coleman, Jorge’s wife Mahaela confirmed the steady progress in his knee mobility and pain reduction since the initial injections.

Mihaela - Wife of Stem Cell Therapy Patient


 Wife of Jorge 


“His pain gradually disappeared each day.  I would ask him daily: ‘is it better or worse today?’  Each time he would answer: ‘BETTER!’”

The procedures, which took just a few hours to administer at Dr. Coleman’s clinic in Bonita Springs, Florida USA were almost painless according to Jorge. “The worst part was the knee injections, not the bone marrow procedure,” according to Jorge.

Following his successful treatment, Mr. Gutman has been able to return to activities he and his wife were previously denied, such as walking on the beach together, riding their bikes, and getting back to the gym.  These simple life pleasures were unthinkable until now for Jorge, who described the debilitating and constant effects of knee pain due to osteoarthritis:

Jorge Stem Cell Therapy - MedicalMastersOrg


Stem Cell Patient


“I was laying in bed, sleeping with pain.  And, it was 24-hours per day. I could not do basic things properly, like walk or bend my knees. I was on my way to the surgeon’s table before my visit to Dr. Coleman,”

“When Jorge walked into my office for a Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) just before Christmas, he was hobbling badly, with an obvious gait disorder caused by arthritic knees and more than 18 years of punishing work in the construction industry,” said Dr. Coleman.

“He described needle and knife like pains jabbing the knees, near the ligament attachment areas of the bone. It was causing him so much discomfort that he could not touch the knee without wincing in pain.”

During the initial osteopathic physical examination, Dr. Coleman also noted the extreme crepitance and crackling in the knee joints while palpating the knee, and during positive orthopedic motion tests.

“Jorge indicated to me a pain level of 8 out 10 prior to the stem cell procedures.  At his 90-day follow up visit, he now reports that the pain has dropped to 2 out of 10,  which is remarkable indeed.”

90% Decrease in Pain

“His gait (walking) now appears largely normal, suggesting a strong recovery. The video of him post-procedure speaks for itself.  This is the truth, and the proof, as we now know it.

This is real progress,” said Dr. Coleman.

Advanced Cellular Therapies

The advanced procedures used in Jorge’s case involved extracting a combination of hematopoietic stem cells (bone marrow) and mesenchymal stem cells found in fat tissue (adipose), along with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) from his own blood. There are no infectious diseases possible when using this strategy.  This synergistic combination is used to help promote tissue and possibly help cartilage regeneration. The minimally invasive procedure also stimulates cytokine proteins, which help to promote the healing processes and modulate inflammation.

“I also followed Dr. Coleman’s advice and made sure that I moved my knees as much as possible and drank plenty of water in the days following the procedure.”

This “active recovery process” is recommended in order to help accelerate the healing cascade while minimizing the chances of a blood clot forming. It also maximizes gains in the range of motion for the treated joints.

“There was definitely some discomfort in the first 1 to 2 days following the knee injections, and I struggled with walking, but within the next two weeks I noticed a rapid improvement and now there is barely any pain at all,” said Mr. Gutman of his recovery journey following the procedure.

Dr. Coleman will be continuing to monitor Jorge’s progress over the next year or two to optimize the recovery process using his background in osteopathic regenerative medicine.  

“Whenever possible, my goal is to give patients an alternative to riskier surgery. I previously described the negative consequences of allowing joint pain to escalate to full bone-on-bone osteoarthritis which at that point becomes difficult to treat,” said Dr. Coleman.  “I try to stress the importance of taking action against joint degeneration before this stage of chronic inflammation and deterioration is reached.” 

“Unfortunately, some people choose not to do anything before the end stage for a few reasons.  Since insurance does not cover regenerative medicine procedures like stem cells, some patients hesitate to spend their money on their health. If you wait until there is no other option besides major joint surgery, your insurance will cover it, but beware the hidden costs involved,” Dr. Coleman said.

“Fortunately, Jorge decided to seek alternatives, and took action to avoid a surgery that he did not want. In this limited situation, stem cell therapy has kept him off of the operating table and has allowed us to positively influence the negative effects of ligamentous laxity and osteoarthritis.”

Meanwhile, Jorge and his wife Mihaela are looking forward to the healing process and are hopeful about the long-term benefits of regenerative medicine.

“I am definitely getting better.  I went from being barely able to walk right after the procedure, to walking very slowly, to walking almost normally now.  Little by little my knees are improving. Stem Cell Therapy has fixed it.  I’m anxiously waiting to see what the next four or five months brings!”

Dr Coleman was delighted to help Jorge and Mihaela, but cautioned that:

“Doctors don’t heal patients.  Cells do.

But it sure is fun to be the quarterback for the team.”


More about Dr. Coleman, D.O, and our clinic. 



Michigan State University

Dr. Coleman received his undergraduate education at Michigan State University, laying a strong foundation in Internal Medicine.



Kirksville College of

Osteopathic Medicine.

He attended the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, which was the very first school of osteopathic medicine in the world. 



American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine, or AABRM

With certificate number 42, he was one the first physicians to become board certified by the American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine, or AABRM

Dr. Steve Coleman, D.O

If you are currently experiencing knee pain from a previous injury or sports-related trauma we may be able to help.
Please schedule a Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) to determine if you qualify for promising new treatments
in Stem Cell Therapy, Prolotherapy and PRP.