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10 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Good for You

10 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Good for You

Whenever you are unable to do things you used to do due to pain, stiffness of joints or loss of feeling, your doctor will probably advise you to undergo some kind of physical therapy. Regardless of the cause of your struggle, you can be certain that your quality of life can be greatly improved through physical therapy. However, what you may not know is that physical therapy has other beneficial effects for you, too. We have compiled 10 reasons why physical therapy is good for you. Feel free to share them with your loved ones! We all deserve a healthy body and a pain-free life! 1. Physical therapy reduces pain Physical therapy techniques or treatments can help alleviate pain and repair muscle and joint functioning, and, in turn, reduce even chronic pain. 2. Physical therapy improves your mobility Chronic pain may influence your mobility, making it impossible to stand, walk or move at times. An experienced therapist will assess your condition and find the best way to get your joints and muscles working in harmony. An individual care program prepared at our Medical Center Hialeah can be tailored to fit your activity plan to ensure the best performance and comfort. 3. Physical therapy helps you manage age-related issues Specific conditions come with age. Fortunately, most of them can be helped or even prevented by incorporating physical therapy into your life. As you grow older, you may develop arthritis or osteoporosis or need a joint replacement. Physical therapy is the best prevention and healing tool when it comes to dealing with arthritic or osteoporotic conditions. It can also be very...
4 Tips for Safe Exercising and Injury Prevention from Medical Center Hialeah

4 Tips for Safe Exercising and Injury Prevention from Medical Center Hialeah

Engagement into fitness and healthy lifestyle has never been so visible as in recent decades. Indeed, exercising is a great way to stay healthy, obtain an athletic body and even socialize. This growing trend has reached various people groups – teenagers and the elderly, men and women, occasional joggers to triathletes and record breakers.  With all the benefits and positive image in mind, people tend to dive into new active routines often without the proper physical condition. Right away they want to lift heavier weights, go on longer runs, and bring more intensity to their workouts. This may simply sound like a high level of motivation, but the problem is that it is often is unrealistic – and sometimes even dangerous.   Physical therapists from our Medical Center in Hialeah share some tips to make your exercising safe 1. Evaluate your health condition and fitness level This involves assessing your lifestyle, including diet and activity level as well as screening your medical history. Whether you feel dizzy occasionally or experience back pain, which may seem minor to you, scheduling an appointment with a medical professional is necessary before the start of a new routine. Medical Center Hialeah may become your reference point, as physical therapists there do not only deal with injuries, but also help you to detect and prevent potential risks. 2. Choose an activity tailored to your needs and interests Selecting the best workout is about understanding yourself, your lifestyle, and goals. If you do not plan to run a marathon, do not force yourself to run one hour daily. If you are busy with family and...
What are the different types of physical exam available?

What are the different types of physical exam available?

You have heard the phrase ‘physical exam’ before, but did you know there are many different types of physical exam? This article will give you a quick overview of which exams there are, what they are for, and where you can find them in South Florida. Physical exams for employers Depending on what type of job you have, your employer may ask you to undergo a physical exam. Often, even before you start work, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment physical. This may test your physical ability to perform the required job responsibilities, plus can sometimes include drug testing to help ensure a healthy and safe work environment. There are also several other types of exam which your employer may require you to undergo. For example, if you drive a commercial vehicle, then you will be asked to get a DOT physical.   A full list – RiteCare provides the following physical exams in Hialeah: DOT physicials Pre-Employment/Post Offer Annual Fitness-for-Duty Return-to-Work Firefighter Physicals Executive Physicals Diver Certification Any OSHA Required Exam Customized What do these exams include? These exams may include a combination of the following: Audio Testing Respiratory Protection Program Respirator Clearance Exam Questionnaire Review Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry) Blood work Complete blood count Lead Blood Test Hemogram Chemical Panel Hepatitis B vaccinations, titers, and boosters Lift Tests Treadmill EKG Vaccines Tuberculin Skin Testing – PPD Respirator Clearance and Fit Testing Hearing Conservation Programs Testing for Asbestos Lead and other chemical exposures   Read more about what physical examinations in Hialeah may include. Where can I get a physical exam? If you are in South...
5 Services you didn’t know were offered at RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center in Hialeah

5 Services you didn’t know were offered at RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center in Hialeah

  When you hear the name “RiteCare Medical Center” you may be able to guess a couple of the services which are offered here. Yes, the center is a Hialeah urgent care center, and yes, the center also provides primary care in Hialeah. However, there are several other very useful services which are provided, which perhaps you do not know about. Here are 5 of them: 1. Physical examinations There are many types of physical examinations and all of them are provided here onsite at RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah. Patients can come to RiteCare for immigration physicals, pre-employment physicals, DOT physicals, as well as many other physical examinations. 2. Drug testing RiteCare provides drug testing for regular patients, as well as employment alcohol and drug testing in Hialeah. There are a variety of drug panels to choose from, plus a range of testing methodology. Testing can be done via urine, blood, and hair collection, among other ways. 3. Treatment of Auto Injuries As you may know, Florida has a “no fault” auto insurance system, whereby each auto accident victim receives up to $10,000 in medical expenses. This may seem like a lot, but it can quickly disappear with expensive hospital fees. Of course, if your injury is life-threatening, you should proceed immediately to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911. However, if your injury is NOT life-threatening, then it may benefit you to go to RiteCare’s Auto Injury Clinic in Hialeah. Treatment is of a high-standard, while still being affordable, meaning that your PIP money ($10,000) goes further. 4. Occupational Therapy As the name suggests, occupational therapy is...
5 Ways a Physical Therapist can Help You PREVENT Injury – Physical Therapist Hialeah

5 Ways a Physical Therapist can Help You PREVENT Injury – Physical Therapist Hialeah

If you are like most people, then you will only go to a Physical Therapist when you absolutely need to. This is usually following an acute injury, such as after surgery or hurting your back. However, did you know that visiting a physical therapist – including our physical therapist in Hialeah – can greatly benefit your health and prevent future injury? 5 Ways a Physical Therapist can Help Prevent Injury 1. Avoid surgery Surgery can be painful and expensive. Plus sometimes the surgical outcomes are even worse than the pre-surgery condition. For this reason, surgery should be considered a last resort. Of course, when it is required and medically necessary, then it can be a good (or even the best) option. However, did you know that not all surgeries are medically necessary? Some conditions can be treated non-invasive treatment options. Physical therapy is one such option. Many muscular injuries and health conditions can be treated with physical therapy, or physical therapy combined with another non-invasive modality. 2. Improve mobility There are many studies, including this study from Europe, which have found a strong correlation between physical therapy and an increase in functional mobility. And it’s not hard to imagine how this works. It’s very simple. Naturally, if we practice moving our body and increasing our range of motion, then it is likely to increase with practice. However, despite being something which is simple, it’s something we often forget. Are you taking the time to exercise? If you have past injuries, working with a trained physical therapist can help. Our physical therapist in Hialeah can design exercises for your individual...

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