Danielle Steilen-Matias is a Physician Assistant (PA-C) and Prolotherapist at Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics in Oak Park, Illinois. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During her education there, she took a special interest in pediatric obesity and completed her thesis on the relationship between locomotor skills and physical activity in pre-school children.
She received her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. As a student, she completed an internship in Prolotherapy with Ross Hauser, MD, at Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics. After becoming a Board Certified practitioner, she furthered her education in Prolotherapy and stem cell therapy by attending the Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy conference, Neurofascial Prolotherapy, and Neural Therapy training seminars, among others. She has trained extensively with Dr. Hauser and now works with him at Caring Medical where she has developed a comprehensive practice of her own.
Danielle treats patients with comprehensive Hackett-Hemwall dextrose Prolotherapy. This method involves comprehensively treating each joint to address and reverse the underlying joint instability. Dextrose Prolotherapy can be combined with autologous cellular therapy for more severe pain cases, which may include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and/or Stem Cell Prolotherapy. PRP and Stem cell therapies involve extracting cells from the blood, adipose tissue, or bone marrow and using them as a proliferant to heal musculoskeletal tissue. She is also the Ultrasound expert at the Caring Medical office, utilizing this technology for diagnostic and injection technique purposes, as cases warrant.
At Caring Medical, Danielle sees patients of all ages with many different conditions from all over the world. She has taken a special interest in shoulder pathology in her practice, but she sees and treats all musculoskeletal conditions. By taking an individualized approach, she is able to help patients heal from acute injuries and chronic pain conditions with Prolotherapy and rehabilitation regimens.
PA Steilen has been involved in Prolotherapy research since the beginning of her practice at Caring Medical, including important papers published on the use of Prolotherapy for capsular ligament laxity, joint instability, and more. Her research is available on PubMed and AboutProlotherapy.com.
On a more personal note, she herself has been successfully treated with Prolotherapy, which has allowed to her continue running and participate in other physical activities. She understands the desire of athletes to remain relevant in their sport, as well as getting those patients who wish to maintain an active lifestyle, to obtain optimal healing.
Education: B.S: University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amherst, MA; magna cum laude
M.M.S: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL