Our experts work together in a coordinated system to identify and treat conditions of the body, ranging from the most common to the most complex. KOPI's physicians, surgeons, physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists can then create comprehensive and customized treatment plans that are tailored to the individual’s activity, lifestyle and personal goals.
Our multi-disciplinary approach combines the expertise of specialists in the following areas:
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LETTER FROM THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Nearly a decade ago, we opened the doors at KOPI. The thousands of patients we’ve treated in that time have helped us to create a well-established plan for the treatment of pain. The Pentagon, as we like to call it, is a five point treatment plan that includes: Sleep, Psychology, Movement Modalities, Medications and Interventions. For the most part, our role as physicians is to educate and treat our patients based on this multidimensional treatment model. More specifically though, it is through this process that we are able to modify, modulate and disrupt the transmission of a pain signal to the brain. We do this with anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications, sodium channel blocker's, opioids, cannabinoids, NMDA receptor antagonism and in the extreme, thermal injury to nerves.
Our enthusiasm for regenerative injection therapy stems (no pun intended!) from the fact that for virtually the first time, we now have a tool that works at the underlying cause of pain. At its root, most pain is caused by the onset of osteoarthritis. So, by using mesenchymal stem cells, we can help change the balance between an anabolic (build up) and a catabolic (breakdown) state by concentrating regenerative cells in a target area that is experiencing breakdown. If we can help the root cause, it obviates the need for all of our other measures. Our initial results are incredibly encouraging, and we couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to help our patients heal naturally, and hopefully - surgery free.
Gregory N. Murphy BA, MD, FRCP(C)
Medical Director, Kingston Orthopaedic Pain Institute
Assistant Professor, Queen’s University