Additional Services

In addition to the services on the right, we also provide testing and treatment for the following:

Celiac Disease testing and treatment



Is celiac disease serious?
Yes. Celiac disease can be very serious. It often causes long-lasting digestive problems and keeps your body from getting all the nutrition it needs. Over time, celiac disease can cause anemia, infertility, weak and brittle bones, an itchy skin rash, and other heath problems.

What are the symptoms of celiac disease?
Symptoms of celiac disease include:

  • stomach pain
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • extreme tiredness
  • change in mood
  • weight loss
  • an itchy, blistering skin rash
  • slowed growth
Some people with celiac disease may not feel sick or have symptoms. Or if they feel sick, they don't know celiac disease is the cause. Most people with celiac disease have one or more symptoms. Not all people with celiac disease have digestive problems. Having one o more of these symptoms does into always mean a person has celiac disease because other disorders can cause these symptoms.

Points to Remember
  • Celiac disease is an immune disease in which people can't eat gluten or use items with gluten in them.
  • Celiac disease harms the small intestine.
  • People with untreated celiac disease can't get needed nutrients
  • Without treatment, people with celiac disease can develop other health problems.
  • Celiac disease is diagnosed by blood tests and a biopsy of the small intestine.
  • The only treatment for celiac disease is to avoid gluten.
  • A dietitian can help people choose the right foods.


Joint Injections

What is a joint injection?

A joint injection is a procedure used to help diagnose and treat ailments of the joints. These joints include the finger, toe, wrist, ankle, shoulder, hip, and tendon.

Who needs this kind of injection?

Someone having a problem with arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fascitis, rotator cuff issues, musculoskeletal issues, may benefit from this procedure.

Are Joint Injections safe?

If performed in a proper way with amplicable time lapse in between, Joint Injections are safe. You should always document when you receive your injections for better communication with your provider.


Physical Therapy / Aquatic Therapy

What is Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical or occupational therapy. For years, therapists have realized positive results when applying this water modality to a variety of patient populations. Water has been, and still remains, the best environment to achieve full function regardless of the injury. Water improves motion and flexibility. The warmth of the water (94°F) and its massaging effects allow muscles to relax while helping to reduce pain. The natural buoyancy reduces gravitational pull and lessens compressive forces, hence making exercises much easier to perform than on land. Best of all, aquatic therapy can be used even if a patient does not know how to swim.

X-Rays


What are X-Rays?

Most people are familiar with x-rays. Detailed images of the muscles, bones, joints, and organs are created when a small amount of radiation passes through the body to expose sensitive film on the other side.

Patients stand next to a digital imaging board or lie on a table, depending on the part of the body being studied. The images take just seconds to produce (you may be asked to hold your breath and lie still). The tests are painless.

X-rays penetrate the composition and mass of the tissues and bones to construct the image. Your technologist will make sure the image is clear before you leave.


Bone Density testing

What is Bone Density testing?

Bone Density Testing is the primary way physicians diagnosis and treat osteoporosis (bone loss). Bone loss can start right after menopause; in fact, women can lose up to 20% of their bone mass in the first 5 to 7 years after menopause.


Bracing

What is Bracing?

Bracing services are integral to our scoliosis program, as research shows bracing and exercise, when done together, are more effective at managing scoliosis than either one alone.

 

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