THE HACKETT HEMWALL PATTERSON FOUNDATION
2532 Balden Street,
Madison, WI 53713 USA
In 1969, Dr. Gus Hemwall, a surgeon in private practice in Chicago, established a foundation dedicated to providing medical care to needy people around the world. He named the foundation after his mentor, Dr. George Hackett, who was a pioneer in the area of Prolotherapy and one of the first physicians to perform the treatment in the United States. Prolotherapy is often considered a new therapy, but documentation shows that a very similar therapy was performed as early as 400 BC. Although initially known as the Hackett Foundation, the organization was eventually renamed in honor of Dr. Hemwall and his wife, Helen, who dedicated their lives to helping others in many ways. Jeffrey J. Patterson, DO, professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine, was the foundation’s director until his untimely death in 2014. Their lives serve as models for those of us who follow in their footsteps. With its many classes, conferences, and clinical experiences, the foundation provides medical professionals with an opportunity to further their training and education. Another objective of the Hackett Hemwall Foundation involves research concerning the effectiveness of certain medical procedures such as Prolotherapy, which is used as a treatment for chronic pain, and vein sclerosing, which is used to help patients with varicose veins. The members of the Hackett Hemwall Foundation dedicate their time and services to provide high-quality medical treatment to people around the world who are otherwise unable to afford medical care. Since the foundation’s beginning, each year, the director has organized multiple trips to third world countries to train providers and help the underserved populations.
THE AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION OF PROLOTHERAPY INTEGRATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT
303 S. Ingram Ct.
Middletown, DE 19709
Toll Free: 800-471-6114
The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Integrative Pain Management is dedicated toward improving the practice of, and disseminating knowledge about Prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is the stimulation of the formation of fibrous connective tissue of the body, in a specific location by the specific application of a sclerosing modality. The AOAPIPM conducts regular training seminars for physicians who want to learn Prolotherapy techniques.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPEDIC MEDICINE (AAOM)
600 Pembrook Drive,
Woodland Park, CO 80863
The American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM) is a not-for-profit organization, which provides information and educational programs on the accurate diagnosis and comprehensive nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal problems. The AAOM promotes Orthopaedic Medicine by teaching doctors integrative diagnosis techniques and comprehensive/ integrative nonsurgical treatment methods including proliferant injections (prolotherapy), steroid injections, fluoroscopic spinal interventions, osteopathic manual medicine, therapeutic exercise and interventions with various pharmaceutical/ nutriceutical/ herbal/ homeopathic based treatments. The AAOM method of diagnosis/treatment is effective in providing relief to acute and chronic pain emanating from the Cervical Spine (neck), Thoracic Spine (midback), Lumbar Spine/ Sacroiliac Region (low back), Upper Limb (shoulder-elbow, wrist-hand), and the Lower Limb (hip-knee-ankle-foot).
Sorridi Business Consulting, LLC
9738 Commerce Center Ct.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Getprolo.com the leading website in the promotion of Prolotherapy. Representing more than 100 physician offices, getprolo.com provides the most concise and easy to find listings of Prolo practioners in the US. In addition, getprolo.com sends an opt-in newsletter to thousands of subscribers each week.
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OSTEOPATHY
3500 DePauw Blvd, Suite 1080
Indianapolis, IN 46268
The mission of the American Academy of Osteopathy is to teach, advocate, and research the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practice and manipulative treatment in patient care.
AMERICAN HOLISTIC VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
2218 Old Emmorton Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
The American Holistic Veterinary Medial Association explores and supports alternative and complementary approaches to veterinary healthcare, and is dedicated to integrating all aspects of animal wellness in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
THE INTERNATIONAL VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE SOCIETY
2625 Redwing Rd. Suite 160
Fort Collins, CO 80526
The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of veterinary acupuncture, as an integral part of the total veterinary health care delivery system. The Society endeavors to establish uniformly high standards of veterinary acupuncture through its educational programs and accreditation examination. IVAS seeks to integrate veterinary acupuncture and the practice of western veterinary science.
AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE (AOASM)
2810 Crossroads Drive, Suite 3800
Madison, WI 53718
The AOASM is the oldest primary care based sports medicine specialty. It was formed in 1984 to fulfill the mission of a branch of the healing arts profession which utilizes a holistic, comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sport and exercise-related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions and disease processes. The founders, pioneers and expert sports medicine specialists, realized that while there were several physician organizations that support sports medicine, there was not a forum specific for Osteopathic sports medicine physicians. The purpose of the AOASM is to advance a mutually respectful relationship among dedicated, competent sports medicine specialists, and to provide a quality educational resource for AOASM members, allied health sports medicine professionals, and the general public.
BRITISH INSTITUTE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE
PO Box 1116
Bushey, WD23 9BY
The BIMM was formed on 5 December 1992 by an amalgamation of the British Association of Manipulative Medicine and the Institute of Orthopaedic Medicine. The long-term aims of the Institute are to: Promote education and research in the science and art of musculoskeletal medicine for the ultimate benefit of the public. We therefore: Disseminate knowledge about musculoskeletal medicine among the medical profession, Stimulate and encourage clinical research, Co-ordinate efforts to increase the teaching of this speciality within the established educational structure, Promote the speciality within the NHS. BIMM is interested in all forms of musculoskeletal medicine; sports medicine, osteopathic treatment, other types of manipulation, injection techniques and the use of physiotherapy and allied techniques. A large part of the work load for most members is back pain, but all forms of muscle and joint injury and pain are dealt with regularly. The techniques taught by the Institute are of use to all doctors especially in General Practice, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Pain Clinics. Membership of the Institute is restricted to registered medical practitioners. BIMM cooperates closely with the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (SOM) which, in addition to medical members, has a strong physiotherapist membership. We jointly run a Winter Symposium in London, and publish, in association with the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine and the Dutch Federation of Manual Medicine, the Journal of Orthopaedic medicine.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MUSCULO-SKELETAL MEDICINE (AAMSM)
45 S. Dahlia St.
Denver, CO 80246
The American Academy of Musculo-Skeletal Medicine offers the Prolotherapy Lecture Series, which are the premier courses to teach the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and disability.
The Prolotherapy Lecture Series (PLS) emphasizes ligament anatomy, history taking, physical examination, palpation and injections on Sawbonesâ models with fluoroscopic confirmation of needle placement. The PLS courses are divided into three levels – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced – for students with varying degrees of experience and needle-handling skills. The design of the course is for hands on participation. The different lecture series levels also offer in-depth study of joint groups requiring increasingly sophisticated physical examination, palpatory and needle placement skills. The appropriate use of proliferants from blood to platelet rich plasma (PRP) will be discussed in relationship to ligaments and tendons. This will give the participants the skills necessary to utilize prolotherapy safely and effectively in their practices.
The courses are orthopedic medicine, physiatrists, pain management, sports medicine, family practice, osteopathic manipulative and all physicians who are interested in expanding their practice.
The courses are based on the book, Principles of Prolotherapy.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC MEDICINE
FLORIDA ACADEMY OF PAIN MANAGEMENT
PO Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE
Assoc Prof Michael Yelland
School of Medicine
Logan Campus, Griffith University
Meadowbrook QLD 4131
The AAMM is a non-profit organisation that was formed by a group of medical practitioners in 1971 with the aim of promoting the education of doctors in the area of spinal pain disorders.
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European School of Prolotherapy
Bld Nikola Petkov 52
Online learning modules and practical workshops based in Europe for international doctors who would like to learn Prolotherapy.