14 May Welcome to Our First Blog Post
Thank you for visiting our new website and reviewing our blog post. We aim to bring the latest information and practical recommendations to our subscribers on a weekly basis while also showing the personal side of the Injury Care Center (ICC) via the “Injury Care Center Blog Post”.
The Injury Care Center is a medical facility serving the Philadelphia and Delaware County, PA markets for those individuals who have sustained and injury at work or in a car accident. We are a full-service facility offering care from medical doctors, physical therapist, chiropractors and other specialists all under one roof thereby allowing for improved care for your injuries while making care convenient for you…. Our Patient!
We are passing along information which may be critical to you, should you have suffered any type of injury at work. Whether you fell from a ladder, hurt your back lifting a patient or delivering a box. We are here to help you understand your rights and to receive the care you deserve for the injury you didn’t! When you are injured on the job, there is a particular progression that should occur to allow you access to the proper healthcare but most injured patients are unaware of the rules and laws that allow you to receive an honest opinion of your injury and proper treatment from the beginning which can hasten your recovery. That is why we exist…to help you understand the process and to relay it to you in terms that are easy to understand all while providing the same level of care that we provide to our family. Because after treating with us…. You are family.
We also specialize in injuries sustained in a car, truck, or bus accident. Whether you are in your car, a friend’s car, Uber, Lyft or just on a SEPTA bus; all of these types of accidents provide for medical care coverage but each one is unique in its own way. It is bad enough that you sustained injury, now you should not have to deal with your pain as well as trying to understand complex insurance issues. Again, we are specialists in the area of injury care, so we welcome the opportunity to be involved in your healthcare from day 1.
The purpose of the “Injury Care Center Blog Post” is to bring you the latest information on the following topics:
- Medical Conditions and Injuries: We will explain in lay terms many medical conditions that we treat routinely so you can know what is happening and why you feel like you do! This will include topics on: What is a pinched nerve? Why does the pain shoot down my leg? Does a disk “Slip”? What is shoulder impingement? What is whiplash? How do I know if I have a concussion?
- Treatment Techniques: What are the latest treatment techniques available for various conditions and injuries? What is cutting-edge? Is one treatment better then another? What is PRP? Laser? Epidural injection? etc. We will provide the evidenced-based science behind the care that is available to you in order to make an informed decision.
- Health & Wellness: This blog will compile the latest information on general health, fitness, nutrition, diets, vitamins, etc. What stretches to do and which ones to avoid. What is CoolSculpting® and can I benefit? Is it safe to take certain supplements, etc.?
- Medico-Legal Aspects: What laws and changes may affect your healthcare coverage, your job, your livelihood? If involved in a car accident; What is PIP Coverage? What is full or limited tort? Who is responsible for paying my bills for my car repairs? How are things changing….
If injured at work: What is Workers’ Compensation (WC) and what does it cover? Am I covered if driving a company vehicle? Fall in the lobby or outside work? Am I covered if I am a 1099-employee? What does my employer need to show if I am sent to a company doctor? Can I see another doctor? We will also update you on the latest laws affecting the care you receive.
- Coffee Chat: We will bring you the latest news on any medical topics that may be trending such as what injuries may be affecting your favorite sports team or what new medical devices have been approved by the FDA which may assist in your recovery. This category will allow us to share the same information that we discuss at the water-cooler or when getting a cup of Wawa Coffee in our facility. We love coffee chats!
Injury Care Center Blog Team
The entire team at the Injury Care Center hopes to be involved from the doctors who are specialists in their fields, the therapists, chiropractors as well as front and back office staff; this way you will gain a full understanding of who we are, what services we offer and how we get up every day to come to work for you!
Our staff consists of many medical providers all of whom have extensive training and talents that allow them to interact well with the patient and can provide you with the proper answers to make your recovery run smoother. The unique perspectives gained through associations and training with: Fellowships at Johns Hopkins, Thomas Jefferson University, various Board Certifications, EMT training, Swift Water Rescue Team Members, Nutritionist, Safety panel specialist, Disability Analysts, Clergy Members, Sport Certification Training…. All of these talents come together under one roof to serve you!
If you are looking for the right medical provider to assist in your recovery from a car accident or work injury, or you have a specific question, please call our main line 877-444-2422 to schedule your consultation.
Do NOT share any personal health information via this blog post. Please contact the office to schedule an appointment.
I have shared above the overall goal of this blog but I also need to share the “fine print”.
BLOG disclaimer: While I make every effort to blog correct information, I am still learning. I will double check all my facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor or facility may have a different way of doing things from another. I am simply presenting my views on how individuals can be affected following injury at work or in a car accident or other issues related to such matters. I will be as evidence based as possible. I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors. I take no money from drug or device companies. By reading this blog, you agree not to use this blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the blog. Under no circumstances shall William Ingram, Thomas Kiger, The Injury Care Center LLC, any guests or contributors to the blog, or any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Injury Care Center LLC be responsible for damages arising from use of the blog.
ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This blog should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the blog. Situations described may not be applicable to your specific medical or legal situation, therefore you must rely on your specific medical or legal advice and seek counsel in regard to your specific situation.
General DISCLAIMER: This blog are my own opinions or those of each guest or blog contributor and do not represent the views or opinions of The Injury Care Center, LLC.
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Author: Tom Kiger, P.T.
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Glenolden, Pa 19036
The Injury Care Center
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Chester, Pa 19013
The Injury Care Center
3300 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114