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Student – Chloe Rich

Yukon wound care and rehab has given me an incredible opportunity to work with patients and explore the the health career environment as a high school student. The environment of Yukon Wound Care and Rehab is both welcoming and educational. The hands on learning optimizes the experience by providing guided independence making me feel comfortable despite starting the internship with little prior knowledge. Sherri, Jennifer, and Joyce’s constant positivity is conveyed to the entire facility which is evident in the patients reciprocation. They also provide an approachable workplace in which questions are always welcome and eagerly answered. Everyday I look forward to coming to YWCR for the learning experience, the staff, and the patients. This internship has given me an invaluable opportunity to learn and observe patient care as well as see numerous wound care cases I had never known before. I recommend Yukon Wound Care and Rehab to anyone interested in physical therapy/wound care whom seeks a great learning environment. 

Chloe Rich

Yukon High School Intern 

April 6th, 2022|Categories: Students|

Student – Emily B. SPTA

Yukon Wound Care and Rehab has provided valuable hands-on experience for me as a PTA student. For anyone thinking of entering into the Physical Therapy career field, this clinic has a wide variety of patients ranging in ages and conditions to observe. At Yukon Wound Care and Rehab you can expect to gain in depth knowledge of wound care, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and much more. Sherri and Jennifer allow their students to practice taking the lead, giving them the ability to gain confidence in their clinical judgement and patient care skills. I would highly recommend high school students, college students, and clinical coordinators to get in touch with Joyce or Jennifer at 405-265-2255 if they are interested in a well rounded experience showcasing the diverse field of Physical Therapy.

-Emily B. SPTA

March 31st, 2022|Categories: Students|

Foot and Ankle Therapy

Our feet are our foundation for most activities of life. They carry us through our daily life with walking, transfers, and
numerous leisure activities. Injuries and pain can limit those activities. Some injuries can include sprains, tendonitis and fractures, while other limiting factors can be arthritis, bone deformities or overall weakness. Treatment for a foot or ankle is determined after an evaluation of your pain, mobility, and strength. Hands on manual therapy for pain management and stretching are key components to understanding the issue and resolving the pain.
Overall skin and nail hygiene are observed to rule out painful callouses, corns, bunions, or ingrown toe nails as a contributing factor. As pain resolves, customized exercises, gait and agility training are utilized to strengthen the foot and ankle. Other treatment options can consist of shoe modifications, kinisesio taping, and support bracing. If needed, the physical therapist can recommend imaging such as an x-ray or MRI for furter diagnosis. Referral for further care with an orthopedic surgeon, podiatrist or specialist can be made. Returning to all activities is our primary goal! Self referral is always welcome and we will make direct contact with your primary care physician.
January 20th, 2022|Categories: Foot Care, Physical Therapy|

Vertigo

Vertigo is complaints of feeling dizzy, lightheaded, nauseated or confused. It can come on suddenly after a night’s sleep for no reason, but can also flare after a Covid-19 vaccine or after a cold and /or sinus infection. Dizziness can be mild to severe making it difficult to turn over in bed, transitioning from lying to sitting, sitting to lying, sitting to standing and walking. Our team of professional therapist will evaluate your vertigo to determine which ear is affected and treat your condition appropriately and timely to get you back on track. Vertigo can usually be corrected in 1 to 3 visits with the right diagnosis and treatment. You do not need a physician’s referral, but we will contact your PCP to communicate for continuity of care and your safety.

Call our office for an immediate appointment at 405-265-2255.

 

References

Vertigo-associated disorders. (n.d.). MedlinePlus – Health Information from the National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001432.htm

 

 

January 11th, 2022|Categories: Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , , , |

Shoulder Pain after Covid-19 Vaccine

Many patients and providers are calling physical therapy clinics throughout the United States including Oklahoma for shoulder pain at the site of the injection. Doctors and physical therapist are unsure of the cause, but speculate an inflammatory response in the soft tissue from vaccine. Patients complain of point of site deep pain that limits shoulder active range of motion, weakness and loss of function and/or sleep.

Physical therapy treatment to resolve pain might include soft tissue mobilization, cupping, range of motion, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, dry needling and strengthening. Physical therapy visits to resolve pain and restore function is usually 3 to 6 visits. You do not need a physician’s referral to see a physical therapist, but we always send evaluation notes and / or contact your physician to communicate on your behalf and safety.  Please contact our clinic at 405-265-2255 for immediate scheduling and treatment.

 

January 10th, 2022|Categories: Physical Therapy|

Wound Vac Care

Wound vac is a negative pressure suction using a sponge and occlusive draping to cover a wound to achieve accelerated healing. Wound vacs should only be placed on healthy red granulation tissue. Wound vac care and treatment in most cases is a simple procedure, but some cases require advanced skills and training to achieve desired results. Many wounds needing accelerating healing may need bridges, Y connectors, dressing separation and possible peri wound protection among other things. Healing wounds with a wound vac requires seeing your wound care team 2 to 3 times week for wound assessment, debridement and dressing changes.

Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitations team of providers have over 25 years of experience in wound care and wound vac treatment. Our experience gives us advanced skills allowing us to think outside the box of traditional wound care and wound vac treatment. Beth verbalized, “This team gives a unique approach to wound care and vac treatment, not a cookie cutter approach applying the same steps and technique gained in initial training without regard for each person’s unique differences. They look and treat each person’s healing process, disease and body different.”

Our wound care patients get scheduling priority over other patients because wounds are very serious and get dangerous quickly. Scheduling is usually same day or the next day in most cases.

Call Joyce at 405-265-2255 for appointment scheduling.

 

August 25th, 2021|Categories: Wound Care|