COVID Office Update – Telehealth at Physical Dimensions

 

NEW SERVICES AND PATIENT SUPPORT
We hope all of you are staying healthy during these tough times and working to stay safe. We would like to
inform you of some changes at Physical Dimensions in accordance with our current COVID-19 regulations.
We understand that it may not be best for some of our patients to be out in public or near others during this time, thus we are excited to announce we are now starting Telehealth visits for Physical Therapy and
Medical for those of you who do not feel comfortable coming into clinic.
We are also offering drive-up services (see below for details).
PHYSICAL THERAPY TELEHEALTH
PD realizes that COVID-19 has changed a lot of your daily schedules and availability to come in for treatment. We understand your concerns with being in public since your health and safety is always our top priority. We are now offering Telemedicine services! As of 3/17 the government has authorized expanded telemedicine services across the US during COVID-19 to help continue patients’ plans of care with their providers .
MEDICAL TELEMEDICINE
Telehealth can refer to a number of different healthcare services, but the state’s directive was specifically aimed at remote doctor visits either by phone or video.
During the spread of COVID-19, Telehealth is an option for people to consult a doctor without exposing themselves to people at a doctor’s office. It allows people to get healthcare while still practicing social distancing.
Sick Visits, Blood Analysis, Medical Recommendations, and Rx Refills are just a few of the services offered.
*Call our office at 303.925.1050 or schedule online for your next visit
SUPPLEMENT DELIVERY OPTION
We have decided to offer curb side pick up or deliveries for our products and supplements. Place your order by calling the front
desk and your order will be brought to you curb-side or delivered to your home (within 6 miles).
Together this will help to reduce the foot traffic in
clinic and minimize exposure for everyone.
CURB-SIDE INJECTIONS
We will also offer curb side B-12 injections. Simply pull up and we will perform an intramuscular injection into the upper arm. We will also be providing take home injectables for our Lipo-C weight loss program participants.
Gyms have closed, massage therapists have been shut down and many other bodywork therapists are not able to treat until April 30, 2020. What will you do to stay mobile, limber and out of pain? The HyperIce products are KEY!
Don’t allow all of your hard work go to waste, use these at-home tools to keep you healthy and functional!
To help financially, we are offering a payment plan on all HyperIce products (exception: Minisphere)
If you choose a Telehealth PT visit, we recommend purchasing equipment such as bands and/or the HyperIce products to aid in the treatment. We are now offering the Minispheres for $80 (orig. $100)
Physical Dimensions |303.925.1050 www.physicaldimensionsihg.com

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WELCOME IN!

WE ARE STILL OPEN!

Our office is following WHO and CDC protocols. We have stepped up our ALREADY rigorous disinfecting procedures to do our part to minimize spread of ALL illnesses, like the more deadly flu A and B.

 

 

YOUR PART

  • Wash hands upon entering and exiting the office.
  • -OR- use hand sanitizer located at the front desk or any room.
  • Call in if you are sick, have a fever, consistent cough, shortness of breath, chills and sweats.
  • Be rational and use common sense and use great hygiene outside of this office.
  • Do not panic buy soap and toilet paper– everyone needs these things to prevent the spread as well.
  • Stay hydrated, get infusion IVs, rest, maintain a good diet and exercise – these are ALL immune boosters.

OUR PART

  • We are disinfecting surfaces, door handles, bathrooms every hour throughout the day.
  • Every treatment room is disinfected after every patient (customary practice)
  • Providers are wearing new gloves for every treatment, even when not dry needling.
  • Fielding all concerns from patients with regards to our policies and practices to ensure education.
  • We will perform tele-health medical visits if you are sick.
  • You will NOT be charged if you cancel due to illness.

Next Level Care at Physical Dimensions

No Primary Care Doctor? No Problem!

No primary care physician?  Need your annual history/physical and blood work?  Looking for an integrated health care clinic?  Tired of long waits and expensive care that is not patient centered?  Then you’re going to love what we are announcing!

Physical Dimensions IHG has completed their medical integration and have welcomed Emily Holladay FNP-C to our team as Clinic Medical Coordinator. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with diverse experience in spine and orthopedic specialties, as well as primary and urgent care practice.

In a patient centered environment, we are fulfilled knowing we can provide the best care to our customers by adding additional services to our practice!  We hope that you will join us in welcoming our newest member of the team!

Services

Interested in learning more about the services Emily will be providing?  The following list will give you a sneak peak!

She will practice and treat, in a patient centered environment:

-General medical care and case management

-Prescriptions (non-opiate)

-Annual physicals

-Ordering and Interpreting Bloodwork

-Sports Physicals

-Joint/Bursa injections

-SI Joint Injections

-Piriformis Injection

-Nerve blocks

-Trigger point injections

-Therapeutic Botox

-Ordering and interpreting imaging (i.e. x-rays, MRI, CT scans, etc.)

-IV infusions

-Acute Injuries

-Sick Visits

-Much more

 

Now Delivering:

-PRP, Dextrose-Prolotherapy

 

With the standard of care at our clinic being high and our never ending goal of patient centered care, Ms. Holladay is a perfect fit for our model.

Call today and set up your new patient evaluation with Emily.

(303) 925-1050

The Importance of Electrolytes and Hydration

Staying hydrated correctly in our Colorado environment is difficult…especially if you’re an athlete, and even more difficult as an endurance athlete.

“Extraordinary measures are required to stay hydrated under extraordinary circumstances. Cold climates, indoor heat, high altitude/air conditioned summers are conditions that contribute to low humidity and dehydration.  Other circumstances include athletics, alcohol and caffeine consumption, smoking, air travel, high doses of EPA/GLA, sweating, certain medications and insufficient salt and/or water intake.

Signs and symptoms of dehydration may include any of the following; fatigue, sweet cravings, insatiable appetite, lack of thirst as well as insatiable thirst, an aversion to salt and/or water, dry skin and/or mouth, low and high blood pressure, poor recovery after exercise and training, increased susceptibility to colds, flu, headaches and muscle aches and pains.”  

Heath Equations 

As we sweat we lose 1-2 liters of water per hour.  When we lose water, we lose electrolytes.  Of the most commonly lost minerals, people think of sodium.  Sodium is important for the body’s water regulation, it helps with heart function and is a key component in muscle contraction.  Fortunately, the typical American diet contains enough sodium that deficiency would be rare in most cases.  However, if you are an endurance athlete, depletion may become an issue after about 3 hours of sustained physical activity.

Potassium is another electrolyte that is fairly recognizable.  Potassium’s role is to help with water balance but also the acid-base regulation of the blood.  The kidneys are the prime regulator of potassium so most potassium is excreted through the urine.  Since potassium is involved with the acid-base regulation keeping potassium levels regulated will help to buffer the lactic acid build up in muscle tissue especially in endurance athletes where longevity is key.  Potassium is kept inside the cell and sodium is kept outside the cell.

Magnesium is an electrolyte responsible for keeping potassium inside and sodium outside of the cell.  Magnesium is found in abundance inside ATP cells (the body’s energy cells) and is also involved with the contraction of muscle, nerve conduction and helps with cell division and repair.  Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetables, which we all know we need to increase our daily consumption.  Endurance athletes, if you want to have the optimal kick for the end of your event keep magnesium levels topped off.

Chloride helps regulate the repolorization (relaxation) of the muscle so that contraction can take place again and you body can perpetually be propelled through a particular movement.

A note to all of you endurance athletes: please do your do diligence with keeping your electrolytes balanced so that you can continue to perform at your best.  Physical Dimensions has two phenomenal products that are recommended to help you maintain the proper balance, carried from Health Equations and Designs for Health.

Top 5 Reasons Not to Buy Supermarket Supplements

Trying to get healthy and thinking about taking a supplement to boost your results?  It may seem like a somewhat simple addition to your daily routine, but the quality of your supplements matters!  Here are our Top 5 Reasons to Avoid Supermarket Supplements:

 

  1. Supplement companies are not required to be federally regulated.  Many times the supplements do not contain what the label says it contains.
  2. Supplements are generally packed in large warehouses where cross contamination can occur.  Food allergy sufferers beware.
  3. Most of the distribution companies do not understand the mechanism of action for their products. They can’t tell you why you should take each particular supplement.
  4. It becomes a price competition as opposed to what you actually need.  If Vitamin “X” is 70% off this week but you actually need Vitamin “Y”, nine times out of ten people will go with Vitamin X thinking it is going to be just as helpful.
  5. Evidence Based Research is “King”.  A legitimate nutrition company will have done their research and will have a why and how for your nutritional needs.  They will also be willing to subject their own products to testing and double blind studies to prove their efficacy.

 

Before agreeing to take supplements I would strongly encourage you do research as to why you need a particular supplement.  Please use an accredited source like PubMeb over Wikipedia or “Dr. Google”.

 

Designs for Health, the product line we carry and trust, fully guarantees that our products are produced utilizing the highest standards of manufacturing. Each product is evaluated and monitored for quality throughout the manufacturing process.

Specifically, they guarantee that every Designs for Health nutritional supplement:

 

  • Contains only qualified, superior raw materials
  • Meets required specifications for quality and purity
  • Is evaluated and monitored for potential contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, and microbiological organisms (Designs for Health packaging is also monitored to ensure against contamination)
  • Is analyzed to confirm the quantity of all dietary ingredients, thereby ensuring the consistency and accuracy of our label claims
  • Is manufactured at FDA inspected facilities with stringent internal quality control procedures and documentation systems that conform to one or more of these industry standards and/or certifications: NPA (Natural Products Association), NSF (National Sanitary Foundation), OTC (Over the Counter Drug GMPs), TGA (Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration), and the requirements of the FDA Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

 

One great supplement that most everyone should be taking is a B-complex. Designs for Health creates a great product, B Supreme, which includes all B vitamins (B12 included).  The modern refined diet, high in sugar, alcohol, and devitalized foods, leads to lower levels of B vitamins. Stress and many medications may also lower B vitamin levels. While B vitamins have mainly been researched individually, they also have therapeutic power when taken together.

Sports Chiropractic

We provide many options to treat your injury and stimulate healing and recovery. From overuse injuries to acute injuries we have the tools needed to treat you.

Physical Therapy

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) has completed extensive education on manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription specifically biased towards an outpatient, orthopedic population.

Dry Needling

Functional Dry Needling is a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point.

Spinal Stenosis

A recent study and its findings were released regarding treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis lead by one of my former professors Anthony Delitto, an expert in conservative rehabilitation of the lumbar spine. The study was the first of its kind in which patients who were diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis were randomly placed into treatment groups, nonsurgical versus surgical. Studies in the past that have looked at nonsurgical versus surgical approaches to managing this condition allowed the participants to self select their treatment group. more “Spinal Stenosis”

The Importance of Electrolytes

As we sweat we lose 1-2 liters of water per hour. When we lose water we lose electrolytes. Most commonly people think of sodium. Sodium is important for the body’s water regulation, it helps with heart function and is a key component in muscle contraction. Fortunately the typical American diet contains enough sodium that deficiency would be rare in most cases. However, if you are an endurance athlete depletion may become an issue after about 3 hours of sustained physical activity. more “The Importance of Electrolytes”