Gecko Joint and Spine

We are currently involved in a Research Study on a special process of purifying bone marrow or BMA using a system designed by Emcyte Corporation. We are working with Bio Sciences Research Center at Harvard and offering a great opportunity for special pricing on treatment. Call our office for details. Prolotherapy & Platelet Rich Plasma with  Wellington Chen, M.D., Raette Hall PA-C,  John Lieurance, D.C. & Alex Smithers, AP, DOM & the Gecko Team. Years of experience and training in the field of regenerative injections are why you might choose these physicians as your doctors for these treatments. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP is Prolotherapy using your own blood. Your blood is placed into a machine that looks like a record player. The platelet rich plasma is spun down and this solution is then injected into area’s that are damaged or arthritic.

Click on one of the button’s below to explore videos and information on how Gecko’s Regenerative therapies work on some specific conditions.

Gecko Joint & Spine is Sarasota’s Regenerative Clinic!

Wellington Chen, M.D. attended Northestern University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, and UF Dept. of Anesthesiology. Emergency Medical Work includes: Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL, Encino Hospital, Ca (Dir of Emergency Medicine, 1978 – 1983) , Glendale Memorial Hospital, Venice HospitalFlorida , Doctors Hospital, Sarasota Englewood Hospital, Florida, Citrus Memorial Hospital,Crystal River, Florida. He studied through the University of Wisconsin as well as with the orthomolecular Institute on both Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. He has been performing Prolotherapy for 10 years and was the first to offer PRP as well as adipose and bone marrow stem cell treatments in Sarasota, Florida.

Alex Smithers, DOM, AP 

AlexReceived his graduate degree from the East West College of Natural Medicine where he excelled in his understanding and practical application of both Eastern and Western Medicine.In addition to his Oriental Medical knowledge, he has an equal proficiency in Western Medical diagnosis, which resulted under the tutelage of the great Dr. Banerjee M.D. FACE (Listed in Best Doctors of America). Dr. Smithers is a board certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Physician. A native of Sarasota, Dr. Smithers’ family has a long and well-known history in the community. Dr. Smithers work with Prolozone, Prolotherapy and other regenerative therapies as well as High Definition Ultrasound. His knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine gives him a special gift in this field of medicine.

John A. Lieurance, D.C. has been using Musculoskeletal Ultrasound since 1998 and has extensive training through Gulf Coast Ultrasound Institute, American Association of Orthopedic Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Lieurance often assists in the diagnosis of the injuries at Gecko Joint and Spine as well as the guidance of the needle when the treatment is injected which aids in the precision of the treatment. Dr. Lieurance and Dr. Chen have been working as a team for 8 years. He attended Parker College of Chiropractic and has a Bachelor in Anatomy from the University of the State of New York. He received his Naturopathic degree in 2001 from St. Lukes School of Medicine.   Dr. Lieurance has a gift for difficult cases where other practitioners have failed. His Chiropractic, Naturopathic and use of Ultrasound gives the center an edge in the treatment of difficult cases. He has been working along side Prolotherapy procedures for 17 years  after his Chiropractic career was saved through prolotherapy in 1997. “We are commited to offering the finest and most advanced regenerative injection therapies to my patients in a warm, caring and of course most comfortable/ pain free way possible.”

About PRP therapy.

This is a video explaining PRP.

This video shows how ligament damage can often be the cause of chronic neck pain.

Watch this video on PRP regenerating Cartilage.