MD Now Urgent Care Expands Physical Therapy Programs
South Florida patients and employers tapping into local urgent care for more widespread physical therapy options.
South Florida’s leading urgent care provider, MD Now Urgent Care, is revolutionizing medical practice with convenient physical therapy that fills a growing need in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward counties. MD Now currently offers physical therapy at its West Palm Beach, Greenacres, West Boynton Beach, East Boynton Beach and Deerfield Beach locations and plans to extend its therapy services soon to Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, and North Miami Beach.
MD Now has offered physical therapy since November 2010. “Offering onsite physical therapy services allows us to have our therapists directly communicate with our physicians and enables them to closely manage our patients’ progression back to wellness,” explained Peter Lamelas, M.D., CEO of MD Now Urgent Care. “Our vision is to make physical therapy as convenient and accessible as urgent care is, for all of our patients presenting to any of our facilities with acute pain and sudden injury, from automobile accidents to work-related injuries.”
Several MD Now Urgent Care Centers have fully equipped therapy facilities and can offer hands-on, pain-relieving therapeutic modalities such as stretching, traction, manipulation, electrical stimulation, muscle ultrasound, as well as provide work hardening and functional evaluations. The dedicated physical therapy team is trained in the biomechanics of the body, musculoskeletal specialties, treatment maneuvers, and modalities for whatever injury may arise.
The therapy team at MD Now helps patients develop stretching and strengthening regimens to improve functionality after injuries such as:
- On-the-job and work-related injuries
- Automobile accidents
- Sprains, strains, contusions, and fractures
- Headaches and neck pain
- Overuse injuries
- Back strain/pain
- Knee injuries/pain
- Arthritis pain and disability
- Sports injuries
Chris Thorna, workers’ comp coordinator for Barnett Management in West Palm Beach, Florida has been sending its contract workers to MD Now since 2011 for on-the-job injuries. “The reason I chose MD Now is that they have a doctor on duty at every Urgent Care location. They also have a staff that provides language diversity.”
MD Now’s team of physical therapists, physicians, staff, and workers’ comp case coordinators work hand-in-hand with the patient, employee, employers, case managers, insurance carriers, attorneys, and other healthcare professionals throughout the treatment and therapy process. The result is a comprehensive urgent medical care and therapy practice that saves employers and workers time and money, along with the stress of trying to find immediate therapeutic care, whether they are an employee or involved in an accident.
About MD Now Urgent Care Centers
MD Now® Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers is the leading provider of fast and affordable urgent care to adults and children in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Our state-of-the-art, walk-in medical centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to deliver an affordable and convenient alternative to long emergency room wait times and the limited hours of family physicians. No appointment is necessary and major insurance plans are accepted. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of urgent care services to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, our multiple locations offer digital x-rays, EKG, ultrasounds, lab testing, physicals, immunizations, vaccines, physical therapy, occupational medicine, travel medicine and selected primary care services. Discover medical care that treats you to the care you need now at MD Now. Call: 888-MDNow-911, online: www.MyMDNow.com.