Last updated 6 months ago
Physical therapy is used to help patients get out of pain and back to their regular activities. This type of treatment can help some patients avoid surgery for injuries and medical conditions. It is also used to help post-surgical patients heal. If you visit Florida Medical Clinic for physical therapy, our physical therapists will work closely with your doctor to develop a personalized plan for your care. Here is what you can do to make sure you get the most out of every physical therapy session at our medical clinic:
Arrive on Time
Your appointment time is reserved for specifically for you and ensures that your therapist has enough time to give you the treatment and attention you need. Arrive on time for your appointment to make sure that none of your treatment is delayed and that you have ample time to ask questions about your condition and treatment plan.
Wear the Right Clothing
Going to a physical therapy appointment is similar to going to the gym. You will be exercising, so make sure you wear clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move easily. Also keep in mind that your physical therapist may need to examine the injured area, so dress accordingly. For instance, if your knee is the problem, wear shorts or make sure your pants can be pushed up to expose your knee. If you’re unsure about what to wear, call the medical clinic for advice.
Do Your Homework
Your physical therapy doesn’t end when your appointment is over. Your therapist will usually give you conditioning exercises to perform at home. Failing to stick to the schedule could delay the benefits of your treatment. If you get home and aren’t sure how to complete the prescribed exercises, call your therapist for help.
Physical therapy is just one service Florida Medical Clinic offers. To get all of your medical needs met in one convenient location, call us at (813) 377-2179. We have over 100 physicians and 800 medical professionals who are committed to providing compassionate care. Visit our website today to find out more about our facility.
Last updated 7 months ago
Taking care of your health is easier when you take certain preventative measures. Check out these links from around the web for more information on what to expect during an MRI and tips for taking care of your hearing aids. Give Florida Medical Clinic a call at (813) 377-2179 for more information on our services.
Explore this link from HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about magnetic resonance imaging.
How does an MRI work? Find out with this article from MedicalNewsToday.com.
This link from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders provides an in-depth overview on hearing aids.
Check out this link from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for tips on taking care of your hearing aids.
What are the hidden dangers of hypertension? Learn more with this MayoClinic.com article.
Last updated 7 months ago
A hearing aid is a small electronic device worn inside or behind the ear in order to amplify sounds so that individuals who are hearing impaired may easily communicate with others. Despite the fact that the hearing aid technology of today differs greatly from its early predecessors, even the most advanced hearing aids can run into problems when cared for improperly. Make sure you get the most out of your hearing aids with these tips.
Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean
A moderate level of earwax is necessary for optimal ear health, as it works to trap dust, pollen, and other airborne particles so that they do not enter into your ear canal. Unfortunately, earwax can get inside of your hearing aid and damage the microphone or speaker, making it difficult for them to work properly. A good way to prevent this is to clean your hearing aid with a soft cloth and unclog the receiver opening each time you take out your hearing aid.
Like earwax, prolonged moisture can cause damage to the delicate components of your hearing aids. This moisture may be the result of your environment or even sweat. A good way to ensure that moisture does not affect the integrity of your hearing aid is to invest in a dehumidifier that you can place your hearing aid in overnight. It is also crucial to remove your hearing aids before bathing, swimming, or getting into a hot tub or sauna.
Turn Off Your Hearing Aid When Not in Use
The batteries on your new hearing aids won’t last forever. Make sure your hearing aids last longer and avoid purchasing new batteries sooner than you have to by turning your hearing aid off when it is not in use.
Are you in need of a hearing aid? Give Florida Medical Clinic a call at (813) 377-2179 for more information on hearing testing and hearing aids. You can also learn more about our services by visiting our urgent care clinic online.
Last updated 7 months ago
High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in which the force of blood against the walls of your arteries increases for an extended period of time.
In this video we take a closer look at the health complications associated with untreated high blood pressure. High blood pressure causes your heart to work harder over time—resulting in damage to several of the essential organs and tissues within your body. In fact, studies show that hypertension is one of the primary risk factors for several detrimental health conditions including heart disease and stroke. Learn which steps you can take to control your blood pressure in this full clip.
Give the medical specialists with the Florida Medical Clinic a call at (813) 377-2179 to set up your blood pressure screening!
Last updated 7 months ago
An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging scan, is a specific diagnostic test that utilizes radio frequency waves and a strong magnetic field to produce images of your internal organs and tissues. Unlike X-ray technology, MRI machines do not utilize radiation and therefore are not associated with any side effects. MRI’s are used by various healthcare providers to diagnose a wide range of conditions including but not limited to brain tumors, cancer, vascular and heart disease, stroke, as well as musculoskeletal disorders. While a medical specialist will determine if an MRI is right for your specific needs, it is important to educate yourself on what happens during the actual test.
An MRI machine looks like a tunnel with two open ends. You will be instructed to lie down on a movable table outside of the tunnel that will slide into the opening once the test has been initiated. During this procedure, the MRI machine will create a strong magnetic field around your body while radio frequency waves are directed at a specific target area. Throughout the scan itself, the internal part of the magnet will produce repetitive thumping or tapping noises. In the event that this noise is too loud for you, the technician may provide you with earplugs or headphones.
The MRI itself may take up to an hour to complete, depending on the quality of the images. For example, individuals who move frequently during the scan may require longer testing as their movement can blur the resulting image. Additionally, some MRI scans may require the use of contrast, or a dye that is injected into your veins to enhance the appearance of certain blood vessels or tissues.
Here at the Florida Medical Clinic multi-specialty clinic, our physicians and imaging technicians are devoted to providing you with the latest advances in patient care. Learn more about our services by contacting our patient care clinic at (813) 377-2179.