How long does the Diabetes & Metabolic Therapies appointment last?
Your initial consult will take between 45-60 minutes. Once you begin the protocol, treatment times are custom according to your needs, and can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. Initially appointments are longer, and as you start to see the results we begin to shorten the timeframe. Check out our Diabetes & Metabolic Therapies page to learn more.
Are your offices easy to get to? Where are you located?
As of May 2022, we have five locations in Colorado: Golden, Aurora, Thornton, Colorado Springs, and Littleton. We continue to expand, so for the most current information on Spruce Health Group locations, please visit our Contact page.
Why is the right nutrition so important?
If you are a patient of our Knee Care Protocol due to pain and mobility challenges, a nutritional supplement for your joints is crucial for joint recovery. Once you begin the protocol of injections and PT your body will need the right ingredients to assist in healing. As you build new cells your body will look for the necessary ingredients to “make” the cells. Especially the cell walls. If you eat french fries and drink coke your body will attempt to make cell walls out of that, but it won’t make them very well. Without the key ingredients to make healthy new cells you will make weak cells that are easily torn.
Kind of like the nursery rhyme about the pig that made a house out of straw. It looked like a house, but it didn’t take much to blow it over. Cells made from poor nutrition will look like cell, but will rupture easily and you will impede your progress.
We also offer a variety of supplements for holistic health needs and our experienced providers customize recommendations for each patient.
I heard that PRP (plasma rich protein) injections can hurt tendons, is that true?
No, that is actually not true. The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) did an independent study and found that in fact this was not true in any way. The IOF also found that proper nutrition is very important when doing the injections, such as our AARP protocol, which speeds up aids the healing process and decreases all connective tissue damage.
Who is NOT a candidate for the Knee Care Protocol treatment?
While our proven knee care protocol is proven to be incredibly safe in over 200 clinics across America we still exercise the utmost precautions. Someone taking the blood thinners Warfarin or Cumadin for instance will need to have their doctors office send us their most recent INR numbers to make sure you are within the safe range for treatment. Our amazing front office staff will be happy to assist in this simple process in any way we can.