The Jackson Clinics Works with NOVA Specialty Access to Integrate Free Clinical Care for Patients “Our staff has the rewarding opportunity to make a positive difference in the quality of patients’ lives."
Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
The Jackson Clinics, a locally owned physical therapy practice, will work with NOVA Specialty Access to integrate free health care services, for low-income, uninsured people. The Jackson Clinics has volunteered their physical therapists’ time and services to treat qualified patients at their 12 locations throughout Northern Virginia. Therapists at The Jackson Clinics are working to relieve their patients’ pain, make them stronger, and help them regain function so that they can resume normal day to day activities. “Our staff has the rewarding opportunity to make a positive difference in the quality of patients’ lives,” says The Jackson Clinics co-owner, Anna Jackson. “We benefit in knowing that our skills are helping those who could not otherwise afford it”. Patients participating in the program will benefit from The Jackson Clinics therapists advanced clinical skills in spinal disorders, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries and foot and ankle pain.
The Jackson Clinics Teams Up with Largest Adult Sports League in Northern Virginia Region
In Virginia, recreational athletes get the athletic support they need to continue performing at their best.
Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) November 15, 2011
The Jackson Clinics, a locally owned physical therapy practice with 12 locations throughout Northern Virginia, announced that it has officially teamed up with Fairfax Athletics (FXA) to support the league’s 10,000+ athletes, on and off the field, with a variety of athletic services not typically available to recreational athletes. At various games and tournament styled events, a team of The Jackson Clinics’ certified athletic trainers (ATC’s) will provide a wide array of services from pre-game taping to emergency treatment for injuries sustained during the games. Its professional staff will be fully equipped with treatment tables, medical kits, and coolers of ice. Supplies, such as tape, thera-bands, and stretch-out-straps, will also be readily accessible for athletes.
Physical therapists from The Jackson Clinics are donating their time to support the community and raise money for cancer research.
Come out to Washington, DC, next month and support a world class cause. The 6th Annual Nation’s Triathlon will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2011 to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In its short existence, the race has raised over $8 million dollars for the foundation and it is the only triathlon in the country to benefit research towards a cure for blood cancers.
A Northern Virginia physical therapy practice dedicates its award winning staff to build an online video library for the public.
Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011
Free self-help videos have been produced by The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in coordination with The Jackson Clinics physical therapy practice. In April 2011, the APTA traveled to the Worldgate location for The Jackson Clinics and created videos pertaining to injury prevention and wellness. This newly remodeled clinic offers the best in physical therapy equipment as well as access to a 116,000 square-foot Sport and Health fitness club. Each therapist was selected for their expertise in the fields of orthopedics and sports therapy. The videos are part of an online library at http://www.MoveForwardPT.com where anyone can access free information pertaining to therapeutic tips and exercises.
The Jackson Clinics are setting a global standard in physical therapy by bringing education and excitement to physical therapists in Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, a country of 85 million people, there are less than 200 physical therapists. Leprosy, polio, and paralysis are just a few of the desperate needs the people face. One clinic in Northern Virginia has dedicated its resources to work towards a solution. The Jackson Clinics LLC has established and funded a volunteer program aimed at bringing a high level of care to the area. Project Ethiopia, established in 2010, sponsors therapists to travel each month to the country and devote their time to training students in modern techniques and therapy.
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - A “CORNERSTONE” OF NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT, NEW REPORT CONCLUDES Middleburg, Virginia, July 3, 2009 – A new review article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons should help convince many patients with low back pain to consider physical therapy as a first line of treatment for their condition, according to Richard Jackson, PT, OCS, of The Jackson Clinics. The review, published in February 2009, recommends that in most cases of symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease, a common cause of low back pain (LBP), the most effective treatment is physical therapy combined with anti-inflammatory medications. Approximately 75 to 85 percent of adults will be affected by low back pain during their lifetimes.
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Middleburg, Virginia, March 12, 2007 - The American Heart Association recommends doctors change their approach to prescribing pain relievers for patients with or at risk for heart disease. In a scientific statement published Feb. 27, 2007 in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the heart specialists instead prescribe physical therapy first.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND THE AMERICAN PAIN SOCIETY RECOMMENDS PHYSICAL THERAPY TO MANAGE LOW BACK PAIN
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Middleburg, Virginia, October 3, 2007 - The American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society recommend doctors prescribe physical therapy when managing patients with low back pain. “There are many options for evaluation and treatment of low back pain,” said Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA, senior medical associate in the American College of Physicians Department of Clinical Programs and Quality of Care, and an author of the guidelines. “We wanted to review all the evidence and develop guidance for clinicians and to give our patients a realistic sense of what they can expect when they visit a clinician for low back pain. In particular, clinicians should consider the addition of non-pharmacological therapies with proven benefits.”
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Middleburg, Virginia, February 8, 2007 - Spine fusion (surgery) is commonly viewed as a stabilizing treatment that may reduce the need for additional surgery. However, according to a recent study published in the medical journal, Spine, “the indications for fusion surgery in degenerative spine disorders remain controversial, and the effects of fusion on reoperation rates are unclear.”
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Spinal Manipulation, Exercise and Advice Offer Patients an Effective Alternative for Back Pain Middleburg, Virginia, Feb. 14, 2008 – Health care expenditures for patients with spinal conditions are rising without an associated increase in health status, according to a February, 2008 research report appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study suggests Americans may be wasting their money for treatments as the overall proportion of people with impaired function increased from 1997-2005, despite a 65% increase in expenditures to treat spine conditions. Physical therapists offering spinal manipulation, exercise, and advice can provide an effective alternative for patients with back and neck problems, often at a lower cost.
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Physical Therapy offers same outcomes for patients with sciatica 6 months after surgery. Middleburg, Virginia, June 23, 2008 – A recent study published in the British Medical Journal1 reports that spinal surgery for patients with sciatica offers a short term benefit, but by 6 months that benefit disappears and no difference is seen between patients who had surgery and those receiving physical therapy. The study suggests that the benefits of surgery are only short-term and conservative treatments such as physical therapy may offer the same outcome.
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- More surgery, more drugs, and more injections are not what the doctor ordered. Middleburg, Virginia, May 20, 2008 – When it comes to chronic back pain management patients should know that “less is more.” The American Pain Society at their annual meeting unveiled a current review on invasive procedures for the treatment of chronic low back. The scientific review concluded that most invasive interventions, including spinal joint injections, radiofrequency denervation, intradiscal electrothermal therapy demonstrated no evidence of effectiveness. Furthermore, surgical procedures for chronic low back pain demonstrated only small improvement in pain and disability but were accompanied by considerable risk.
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Middleburg, Virginia, April 26, 2007- Despite widespread use, the supplement chondroitin does not appear to help a majority of individuals with hip and knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. According to the April 17, 2007 edition of Annals of Internal Medicine Stephan Reichenbach, MD and associates in Switzerland and Germany discovered that while previous meta-analyses described moderate to large benefits of chondroitin in patients with osteoarthritis, recent large-scale trials did not find evidence to support that theory.
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Middleburg, VA, January 26, 2009– Richard Deyo MD, the keynote speaker at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) National Conference in October 2008, has again published data indicting the US approach to chronic back pain dramatically increases costs without improved outcomes. Deyo and colleagues reported in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of American Board of Family Practice the following staggering statistics: • A 629% increase in Medicare expenditures for epidural steroid injections; • A 423% increase in expenditures for opioids for back pain; • A 307% increase in the number of lumbar magnetic resonance images among Medicare beneficiaries; • A 220% increase in spinal fusion surgery rates.
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Physical Therapy an Alternative to the High Risks of Methadone Middleburg, Virginia, August 18, 2008 – A recent investigative report1 published in the New York Times highlights the alarming increase in methadone prescriptions for the treatment of chronic spinal pain. The result has been a shocking increase in methadone related deaths. Physical therapists can play a role in providing patients and physicians with an alternative to dangerous pain medications like oxycodone and methadone.