Medical Injections Vancouver

Regenerative Orthopaedics focuses on harnessing the strengths and abilities of a patient’s own body and supporting it where possible in the most minimally invasive way possible to optimize healing. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections aim to do exactly this and Dr. Lauren Roberts is excited to offer Treloar Physiotherapy Patients these biologic treatments (under ultrasound guidance where required) to maximize their recovery alongside a high quality physiotherapy program.

Is PRP an option for my problem?

The greatest benefits are seen for mild-moderate arthritis, Achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow.  Below are additional problems where PRP may provide some benefit:

Foot & Ankle

  • Achilles, posterior tibial tendon, peroneal tendinopathy
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis of the great toe, ankle


  • Knee OA
  • Ligamentous injuries (MCL, LCL, ACL)
  • Meniscal tears
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellar and Quadriceps tendinopathy


  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder impingement


  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Triceps tendinopathy


  • Greater trochanteric bursitis

Dr. Lauren E. Roberts MD, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Roberts is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, practicing general orthopaedic emergency care and subspecialized Foot & Ankle Surgical care in Burnaby, BC since 2018.  She is active as an Assistant Professor in the Orthopaedics Department at the University of British Columbia.  Dr. Roberts received her Medical Degree from McMaster University in 2012. She then completed her Orthopaedic Residency Training at the University of British Columbia.  Once a Fellow of the Royal College of Canada, she completed a 1-year Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY (HSS).  Dr. Roberts provides acute upper and lower extremity general trauma care in addition to her comprehensive Elective Foot and Ankle practice.

Dr. Roberts aims to keep people active and avoiding surgery wherever possible whether it is an acute problem or a longstanding degenerative problem.  With this primary principle in mind, she has significant experience utilizing a regenerative approach to musculoskeletal problems. Her training and interest in Biologic augmentation to orthopaedic care began during her fellowship at HSS, the top Orthopaedic Hospital in the US for the last fourteen years (US News and World Report), known for its world class restorative orthopaedic approach and use of biologics.

If you are interested in PRP, discuss this with your physiotherapist!

For more information about PRP, and what to expect before and after treatment, visit

Dr. Lauren Roberts

FAQ Section

PRP is best used for speeding up recovery of certain acute injuries, or to treat certain problems that aren’t improving despite the appropriate conservative measures including physiotherapy, bracing and rest.  If you are interested in expediting your recovery from an acute injury or, feel you aren’t progressing with your current treatment, discuss this with your physiotherapist for more information.

If you have opted into BC MSP health coverage, then due to provincial regulations, you require a referral to Dr. Roberts for a consultation.  The appropriate referral form is available from Treloar Cambie front desk staff or your physiotherapist.

All consultations and follow ups provided by Dr. Roberts are covered by the BC Medical Services Plan.  For any prescription medication/PRP used during this appointment, there is a cost to cover ordering and stocking the commercial kit and preparing the injectable state.