We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Elaine Marquez McHugh, NMD, to Olympus Movement Performance!
Dr. Elaine's passions in medicine include regenerative and anti-aging medicine, sports and performance medicine, mind body medicine, integrative medicine, and functional medicine. Dr. Elaine specializes in prolotherapy, PRP joint injections, PRP facial rejuvenation, IV therapy, and biofeedback. She treats a wide range of ailments seen in primary care to more complex chronic disease and stealth infections such as mold infections and Lyme disease, as well as mental health, stress, anxiety, and adrenal fatigue.
Specialized Therapeutic Services
Prolotherapy is a form of regenerative injection therapy for those with joint pain and/or ligament/tendon injury. This therapy may be indicated for those with minor pain to those who are avoiding surgery. I will be injecting your joint(s) with a combination of dextrose (sugar), lidocaine, and saline in order to induce healing using your body’s own healing mechanisms. If you are unsure if this therapy is right for you, please book the Initial 30 Minute Targeted Visit for Therapies for a consultation and physical exam.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Joint Injection Therapy
PRP joint injections are another form of regenerative injections for those with joint pain and/or ligament/tendon injury. This therapy may be indicated for those with minor pain to those who are avoiding surgery. I will be drawing your blood, spinning it down, and drawing up and injecting your joint(s) with the plasma that is rich in platelets, growth factors, and cytokines that induce healing in that/those joint(s). If you are unsure if this therapy is right for you, please book the Initial 30 Minute Targeted Visit for Therapies for a consultation and physical exam.
Perineural / Neural / Trigger Point Injection Therapy
Similar to prolotherapy, this regenerative injection therapy uses similar ingredients but is directed more for nerve and muscle pain. This treatment may also be used aesthetically for scar therapy. If you are unsure if this therapy is right for you, please book the Initial 30 Minute Targeted Visit for Therapies for a consultation and physical exam.
PRP Facial Rejuvenation
PRP facials utilize a combination of platelet rich plasma and microneedling to induce your body’s healing cascade, which will eventually induce collagen and elastin formation, to reduce wrinkles, decrease hyperpigmentation, reduce acne scars, and even out skin tone. The facial injections also utilize the PRP to induce collagen and elastin formation in targeted spots, such as deep wrinkles, under-eye dark circles and bags, and lips. Results best seen over time and with an initial series of treatments, then maintenance treatments.
IV Nutrient Therapy
IV nutrient therapy can be beneficial for everyone, even those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is an efficient way to get nutrients for our body’s needs directly to the bloodstream. Various standard bags are offered from a Myer’s-type cocktail, to rehydration after illness, exercise/sports, or a night out drinking, to boosting your immune system, as well as specialized bags for anti-aging and adjunctive cancer treatment. Click here for more information on IV Nutrient Therapy. Labs may be needed before scheduling an appointment, so be sure to call and confirm a lab draw and review is/is not needed.
PRP Hair Restoration
Do you find yourself constantly putting on hats, shaving your head, or putting your hair up to hide your hair loss? Is hair loss decreasing your self-confidence? PRP can help! It can be used to stimulate hair follicles to achieve hair regrowth rather successfully. Book your appointment today! (Note: PRP injections are not indicated for certain types of hair loss. Please call to make sure PRP can help.)
Constitutional hydrotherapy utilizes the healing power of water to increase circulation and lymph fluid in the body. It helps to stimulate healing, immune function, and the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest). It is helpful for many ailments, such as stress, GI concerns, hypertension, PMS, and much more.
CST is a type of therapeutic bodywork and form of energy medicine that uses gentle touch to manipulate joints of the cranium, spine, and pelvis. The manipulation of the cranium and pelvis also helps to regulate cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow. CST may help with headaches and migraines, joint pain, post-labor pain or pelvis issues, TMJ dysfunction, sinusitis, and more.
Physical Medicine Body Work
Have muscle soreness, or muscle/joint pain? Or feel like your body is out of alignment? NDs learn a variety of chiropractic techniques to address the physical body. Possible therapies Include soft tissue massage, muscle energy technique (MET), gua sha, joint mobilization, and others.
*Telemedicine appointments available for select consultations. Call to book your appointment today.
A message from Dr. Elaine:
Hello OMP Members!
My name is Dr. Elaine Marquez McHugh, NMD. I know, that’s a mouthful, but you can call me Dr. Elaine or Doc E for short. I am a Naturopathic Doctor and the newest addition to the OMP Wellness family!
I’m excited to bring naturopathic medicine and my practice, Rise Medicine, to this community. I hope to create lasting doctor-patient relationships here and to really get you feeling healthy and living the best life you can in the most natural way possible.
I specialize in regenerative and anti-aging medicine, mind body medicine, sports and performance medicine, and functional medicine. I also treat a wide array of primary care concerns and also more complex chronic illnesses like mold infections, Lyme disease, and heavy metal toxicity. I use botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, physical medicine, regenerative injections like prolotherapy and PRP injections, PRP facials (aka Vampire facials), IV therapy, and more to treat my patients. For more information on the services I provide, head to my page on the OMP website. Also, don’t hesitate to chat with me about what I can do to get you feeling optimal :)
My main goal for all my patients is to empower them to rise above obstacles in their lives and achieve the optimal health they deserve. Let’s rise together!
P.S. Follow me on Instagram @rise.medicine for naturopathic medicine content!
3/11/2023 02:18:26 pm
These regenerative injection therapies seem like a promising alternative to surgery for those suffering from joint pain and/or ligament/tendon injury. It's great to see that there are multiple options available, including prolotherapy, PRP joint injections, and perineural/neural/trigger point injection therapy. It's also interesting to see that PRP is being used for facial rejuvenation. IV Nutrient Therapy is another intriguing option for those looking to boost their overall health and well-being. Thank you for sharing this information and for offering the Initial 30 Minute Targeted Visit for Therapies as a way for individuals to determine if these therapies are right for them.
4/20/2023 07:46:07 pm
Naturopathic medicine is a valuable and holistic approach to healthcare that addresses the root cause of health concerns and promotes overall wellness. Unlike traditional Western medicine, naturopathy focuses on prevention and utilizes natural remedies such as herbs, supplements, and lifestyle modifications to support the body's natural healing process. With its emphasis on personalized care and patient empowerment, naturopathic medicine has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach healthcare and lead to more effective and sustainable outcomes for patients.
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