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Stem Cell Treatments in
Kansas City

Motus Biologics Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine in Kansas City is a sole proprietorship established by Dr. Leslie Michaud. Motus uses cutting-edge scientific advancements to offer minimally invasive stem cell treatments in Kansas City. Surgical intervention is not desirable or ideal for many patients. However, our nonsurgical stem cell treatment options provide a more natural and less risky approach to relief of symptoms. Applicable to many orthopedic conditions and patients, this innovative practice positions Motus as industry-leading in orthopedics.

How We’re Different

Traditional treatments, primarily surgery, carry significant barriers like recovery time and cost. Biologics offer an alternative solution.


Uses the patient’s own stem cells and platelet-rich plasma to stimulate regrowth of tissues as opposed to traditional surgical methods that replace or remove the tissue.

Is significantly cheaper, far less risky, and requires meaningfully less recovery time.

Uses established, evidence-based techniques at half the price of the local biologics competitor.

Provides stem cell treatments in Kansas City to promote decreased physical, emotional, and financial cost from time off work and/or surgical recovery.



Knee replacement in the US costs $56-58K.

Joint replacement postoperative complications (heart attack, stroke, DVT, pulmonary embolism, infection, and bleeding) are at 1-5%.

Return to most normal activity from surgical interventions such as joint replacement is, on average, 3 months.

A recent study published in Orthopedics reported that up to 40% of patients complain of postoperative pain 1 year following TKA.


What is biologics?

Biologics is an emerging field of medicine that is currently being used to treat a myriad of conditions from neurologic to cardiac (myocardial tissue regrowth after a heart attack) to orthopedic conditions.

Motus Biologics Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine provides stem cell treatments in Kansas City using the individual’s own cells and changes their concentrations and locations to promote regeneration of various tissues. In the arena of orthopedics, there are three main sources of biologics – platelet-rich plasma (PRP), adipose (fat) grafting, and bone marrow concentrate (BMC).



PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is obtained from your own blood. It works by recruiting the body’s own healing components to the area of disease. At Motus, we collect your blood and concentrate these growth factors.

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Stem Cells

Stem cells are structures that can turn, or differentiate, into any type of cell in the body. At Motus, we harvest stem cells from the patient and concentrate them using a centrifuge (similar to PRP). We then use an ultrasound to guide the stem cells to the area in need of treatment.

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Tenex is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical treatments for tendon and fascia conditions. The treatment was developed by the Mayo Clinic and is covered by most insurances.

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Using our virtual consultation, you are able to identify the area(s) of your body where you have concerns. Click on an area of concern, and we’ll recommend solutions.




  1. Partial and minimally retracted rotator cuff tears
  2. Labral tears
  3. Arthritis
  4. Chronic tendinopathy
  5. Tendonitis
  6. Bursitis
  7. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  8. Osteonecrosis (AVN)
  9. Cartilage conditions



  1. Arthritis
  2. Tennis elbow
  3. Golfer’s elbow
  4. Ligament tears
  5. Bursitis
  6. Cubital tunnel syndrome
  7. Radial tunnel syndrome



  1. Arthritis
  2. Cartilage conditions
  3. Meniscus tears
  4. Patellofemoral syndrome
  5. Partial ligament tears
  6. Patellar and quadriceps tendon conditions
  7. Bursitis
  8. Baker’s cyst
  9. Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
  10. Chronic tendon conditions


hand and wrist

  1. Arthritis
  2. Tendon inflammation (tenosynovitis)
  3. Tears to areas such as the TFCC (triangular fibrocartilage complex)
  4. Carpal tunnel syndrome



  1. Arthritis
  2. Labral tears
  3. Bursitis
  4. Tendon pain
  5. AVN (avascular necrosis)


foot and ankle

  1. Arthritis
  2. Tendonitis (i.e. Achilles) and tendonosis
  3. Cartilage defects
  4. Ligament tears
  5. Plantar fasciitis
  6. Tarsal tunnel syndrome


Neck and back

  1. General back pain
  2. Bulging disc
  3. Spinal Stenosis
  4. Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  5. Spinal arthritis
  6. Pinched nerve
  7. Slipped disc

who we are

Dr. Leslie

Dr. Michaud attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her internship and residency in family medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She returned for fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas from which she graduated in 2013.

Dr. Michaud practiced for 3 years at DFP Orthopedics and served as the team physician for the 2015 Class 6 state championship high school football team, the Blue Springs South Jaguars.

who we are

Dr. Joel Ackerman

Dr. Joel Ackerman is an area pain physician and performs thousands of spinal injections annually. Dr. Ackerman attended the University of Kansas for both undergraduate and medical school. Graduating in 2003 from the University of Kansas Medical School, Dr. Ackerman then spent five years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

While at the Mayo Clinic, he spent one year in a general medicine internship, three years completing an anesthesiology residency, and then completed a fellowship in interventional pain management.

In 2008, Dr. Ackerman decided to return to Kansas City and now helps provide stem cell treatments in Kansas City.

our patients


For years I had suffered with knee pain. I heard about Motus Biologics and Sports Medicine and made an appointment. This was the smartest thing I had ever done. I had the procedure on my knees and have had no pain since. If you are having knee pain contact Motus, you will be back to your self immediately. They explained every step, the procedure felt completely effortless and I was able to stand and walk pain-free immediately after. I can’t say enough about this – It is wonderful. By the way, I am 75 years old!

– Judy H.

Motus has been a great experience for me. Dr Leslie is so patient, she takes the time to explain the process and/or options. She has an awesome bedside manner, answers your questions and/or concerns. My first procedure with my knees turned out great. I recommended someone to her and they were so excited to have known Motus offered other options besides surgery. I have been back to her several times and now reach out to her before seeing any other Doctor. I am really grateful of the options Motus offers and more grateful to Dr. Michaud for her knowledge and care.

– Sherri S.

Dr. Michaud is great. She is a doctor who is keen on educating her patients, so they have all the information they need. She and her staff are positive, responsive and helpful. I recommend the office and the procedure completely!

– Sheilah P.

I have been so impressed with Motus from the minute I walked in for the first consult for stem cell therapy through the procedure itself, and followup. Dr. Michaud and her staff are warm, friendly and so skilled at what they do! Excellent care. Recommend to anyone needing orthopedic/joint/sports related treatments. They are the best!
– Jill R.


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