When you have your first appointment at Paragon Orthopedic Center, you’ll need to fill out the usual first visit patient information forms. Like all healthcare providers, we need to know some details about you before you are treated. Did you know these are available online? We would like to save you time and trouble by offering you the opportunity to copy these at home and have them filled out prior to your visit. You can have your medications right in front of you, in the comfort of your home, as you fill out the current medications form. You can read through the patient privacy form at your convenience and not be rushed. There are many positive reasons for us to offer you these forms ahead of your visit with us. Click on the link below and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Our newsletter: hot off the presses and you need to read it. Almost everybody knows someone with an ACL problem and you might be next. Paragon Orthopedic Center tries to educate the people of Southern Oregon to prevent an ACL injury. Prevention is key. Check it out:
Here in Southern Oregon, you have choices when it comes to your orthopedic care, which is a great thing! A smaller clinic, such as Paragon Orthopedic Center, can offer a more meaningful experience and a higher sense of satisfaction for patients. You won’t be just a number on a chart with us. At Paragon, we might not have the big budget for advertising or the biggest building in town, but we invest all our energy and innovation into you when you enter the door, from the time you find the coffee as you wait, until you checkout with a smiling face. We have the ability to hear what concerns you and actually search for solutions. From the financial side of your care, Paragon Orthopedics offers the choice of having surgery at a surgery center, which can cut your out of pocket costs to a fraction of what a hospital might charge. (Always compare the two before you have your surgery.) Come check us out. You won’t regret it! 541-472-0603
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you will find out how incredibly easy it is to make an appointment. Fill in the blanks with only your contact information and preferences. Someone will get in touch with you as soon as possible, according to your requested contact method. Paragon Orthopedics always does its best to get patients in as soon as possible, especially when there is urgency to the visit. Our experienced, compassionate staff care about the needs of Southern Oregon and are ready to help you quickly and conveniently.
Core exercise #2: Bird Dog. Check out this video that demonstrates a core strengthening exercise with four levels for your to customize it with your current ability. This video does a good job at emphasizing body position and correct limb motions. Remember that with core exercises, form is everything. You can cause aches and pains by falling out of good body positioning. It’s good to reassess how you’re doing any core exercises after a few weeks because our form and muscles can sometimes slip into ways that are easier, but not necessarily beneficial. The Bird Dog core exercise builds your abdominal muscles, butt, thighs, and back. All of these work to stabilize your body and a stable body is more likely to have a better recovery when off balance, thereby preventing a fall. You could avoid a trip to see Dr. Jim Van Horne or Dr. Rob Bents with a bone, muscle, tendon, or ligament injury. Start your strengthening today while you watch the evening news!
Our last blog talked about the importance of core exercises for overall health and as promised, here is a quick overview of a few that will help anyone new to this, whether you work out everyday, or next to never. You can do these right in front of the television during your favorite movie or television series! No fancy equipment is needed, nor do you need a gym membership. Here are the names of some starter exercises: the low plank, alternating seated leg lifts, the bird dog, and the standing bicycle crunch. You can easily search the internet for a video of these. Here is a video for the first, called the low plank. (No endorsement of Bowflex here.) This video stands out because she gives you the easiest position and progresses to harder versions to challenge your body and keep correct body positioning during the exercise, which is very important. If you are having body aches and pains from overuse or age, you might find gradual relief after doing some core exercises. Muscular balance leads to all sorts of benefits. These are better than resorting to a medication and will result in improved overall strength. Try it! Now!