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What you can expect coming to Yukon Wound Care Rehab

wound care oklahomaThe thought of getting set-up with a new provider sometimes seems daunting, but at Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitation we try very hard to make it as easy as possible for our patients.  Some of the first things you see when you come here is that there is parking directly in front of the building with handicap parking on each end.  We have two ways a patient can come to the front door.  One way is to walk up and step up to the front entrance, or if they are not able to step up or need an ADA accessible entrance, there is a low incline sidewalk that can bring patients to the same door.

All of our doors inside the clinic are ADA approved.  The bathroom is conveniently located near the patient waiting room, and is also ADA accessible with all necessary grab bars.  Our staff are very friendly and are near the door to greet you and assist you with whatever you may need.

Once you’ve been greeted, our office staff will normally have about 5 papers for you to read through and fill out.  If you require assistance filling out your paperwork, our staff can come sit with you and assist you in this. Our Gym area is very open and can accommodate several patients.  You will normally always be paired with either the PT, the PTA, or our wonderful PT techs.  Our PT and PTA are always available for you to talk with even if you are not paired with them specifically.  We are a team, and everyone here works together with each other.  We pride ourselves on keeping an orderly schedule without too many delays that would prevent you from getting in within the first 10 mins or so of your appointment.  That is normally true for our walk-in patients as well.  We try very hard to get you in and out so you can go on about your day.  Every now and then though, we do experience hiccups that need more assistance than others.  So please be patient with us when this happens.

Your appointment, whether its wound care, physical therapy, or women’s health are normally no longer than 30-45 minutes depending on what kind of appointment you’re scheduled for.   In some instances if we’re seeing you for multiple reasons, then the time would naturally be longer to accommodate the extra cases.  Once you’re finished with your appointment, you will walk back to the waiting room where you will be checked out, pay any co-pays due, and schedule for your next visit.

I hope this article answered some of your questions on what to expect when coming to Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitation for the first time.  If you’d like to call and schedule your first appointment, please do so at 405-265-2255.  We look forward to serving you!

What you can expect coming to Yukon Wound Care Rehab2020-03-04T20:40:46+00:00

Clarifying Women’s Health

Women’s health is much more than just treating lady parts or pelvic floor complications. Physical therapist address women’s health conditions from infancy through geriatric years focusing on specific women’s health needs. 

Clarifying Women’s Health:

I have provided women’s health care for years and find many people including women are confused about women’s health care. The definition of women’s health is providing specific care during the entire life cycle for women’s issues including: incontinence, pelvic dysfunction, osteoporosis, breast cancer, lymphedema, fibromyalgia and other diseases that differ for women than men (Wojciechowski, 2009).

Kristie C. is a patient of mine and is an avid female runner that I admire and appreciate. Kristie has ran 9 marathons all over the world including Ethiopia in 2015. She suffered a right knee injury requiring meniscal repair with osteoarthritis debridement. As a result of her injury and lack of post-op rehabilitation she gained 60 lbs and began suffering additional complications of depression, anxiety and chronic pain. As a women’s health therapist I was able to treat Kristie’s knee, but also considered her complete lifestyle and surpass traditional knee rehabilitation to meet her goals of resuming running. Meeting Kristie’s running goals resolved her depression, anxiety, weight gain and chronic pain. Returning women or any patient to their previous lifestyle or passion, like running marathons is a true blessing.

Another example of women’s health is a patient of mine that was diagnosed with breast cancer resulting in several lymph node removal with lumpectomy. As a result of lymph node removal she suffered with lymphedema in her arm making her job as a hairstylist and being a grandmother difficult. Treating her lymphedema, shoulder range of motion and shoulder strength allowed her to return to full function using her arm as a hairstylist and playing with her grandson again.

Many times women’s health focuses on women during menopause, for things like urinary incontinence and constipation or in younger women with diagnoses of pelvic pain and / or sexual dysfunction (Wojciechowski, 2009). However, pelvic floor diagnoses are not the only conditions women are affected with more than men. Women also are more often diagnosed with rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, shoulder adhesive capsulitis, carpel tunnel, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and lupus (Wojciechowski, 2009). All injuries and diseases affect women differently than men and physical therapist should be aware of the differences even if they don’t treat gynecological  and obstetric care (Wojciechowski, 2009). Not only do women recover and heal differently than men they also have heart disease signs and symptoms differently (Wojciechowski, 2009). For example, women usually complain of difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, back pain, shoulder pain and jaw pain (Medline, 2014).

In conclusion, treating the pelvic floor is a huge part of women’s health physical therapy for condition such as post-surgical complication after c-section, episiotomy, hysterectomy, sexual dysfunction, bowel and bladder disorders. In addition, women’s health physical therapy is treating all women’s health conditions throughout their life cycle for their specific needs and differences.

Respectfully,

Sherri Boos, PT, DPT

References

Wojciechowski, M. (2009). Women’s Health: It’s More Than You May Realize. PT in Motion 7. Retrieved from http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/2009/11/Feature/WomensHealth

Women’s Heart Disease: Heart Disease Risk Factors. (2014). Retrieved from https://medlineplus.gov/…/winter14/articles/winter14pg26-27.html

 

 

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