Module 1: Prolotherapy Basics



Module 1: Prolotherapy Basics

Prolotherapy Module 3The Prolotherapy Basics module gives you an overview of prolotherapy fundamentals, and includes the history of prolotherapy, fundamental skills, wound healing, proliferants, and biotensegrity. This module is very important to understanding both the structure and key elements of the course.

Dr. Ravin brings to bear his considerable experience in successfully treating thousands of patients, combining instruction with graphics, animations, slides, links, and other media to enable you to learn the skills necessary to successfully treat patients using prolotherapy.

Module Topics

  • Introduction 
  • Basic Fundamentals of Prolotherapy 
  • Dr. Ravin’s Path to Prolotherapy 
  • Fundamental Skills of Prolotherapy 
  • Wound Healing 
  • Proliferants 
  • Biotensegrity

The power of getting to the point is that in many instances, you will be treating a very small area that’s been injured. This module shows you how to consistently get your needle to the injured site–quickly, accurately, and effectively.

It is essential to gather these fundamental skills, which include the scientific background for how it works, the ability to take good histories, administer directed physical examinations, derive a good differential diagnosis, and identify and spot landmarks.

All of these are techniques that you will learn throughout this course.

 Course Information

Dr. Thomas Ravin, M.D. has been a practicing prolotherapist for nearly 30 years, and has been teaching prolotherapy to medical professionals since the early 1990’s. Dr. Ravin has trained hundreds of professionals, using the experience he has gained from successfully treating thousands of patients. Dr. Ravin’s text, Principles of Prolotherapy, written with Dr. Mark S. Cantieri, D.O. and Dr. George J. Pasquarello, D.O., is a best-seller, and is widely considered to be the most comprehensive text covering all aspects of prolotherapy.


This module has been designed to meet the educational needs of Physiatrists, Pain Management Physicians, Sports Medicine Physicians, Orthopedic Medicine Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Physicians,  Naturopaths, PAs, Nurse Practitioners involved in the care of patients with ligament laxity, joint dysfunctions, tendinosis, muscle spasms, scars, and related pain.

Educational Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

Module 1: Prolotherapy Basics

  • Understand the history of prolotherapy.
  • Understand the role that wound healing plays in successfully practicing prolotherapy and be able to express how the wound healing process works.
  • Understand the importance of biotensegrity as it relates to prolotherapy and wound healing.


Dr. Thomas Ravin, M.D.

  • Associations:
    • American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
    • American Board of Nuclear Medicine
    • American Board of Radiology
  • Recipient of AAOM’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012
  • Patients’ Choice Award, 2014
  • On-time Doctor Award, 2014


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.