Accidental traumas, whether from a slip and fall, work-related, or due to a motor vehicle accident, all impact the muscles, nerves, bones and joints.
Some patients may slip and fall due to poor balance that needs to be evaluated, beyond the injury they may have incurred from the fall. Others may have rolled their ankle causing an injury to a ligament, needing support throughout the rehabilitation process to prevent further injury. A back injury from falling off a ladder hanging Christmas lights could be what brings another patient in. A patient could be experiencing stiffness in their neck and back as a result of a recent car accident. Dr. Tabby is happy to address whatever injury is causing her patients suffering and pain, so that they can heal and feel their best again.
Dr. Tabby offers appointment scheduling with easy to obtain appointments in the case of injury. To provide optimal recovery, prompt diagnosis is important. Coordination with orthopedics and other specialists may be necessary depending on the severity of the injury.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists like Dr. Tabby help to maintain proper body mechanics and treat injuries, allowing patients to return to their daily functioning. Her goal is to help those suffering from slips and falls, or other accident related traumas return to activity in their daily lives, while still protecting the injury and ensuring that all problems are addressed to prevent future re-injury.
Dr. Tabby embodies a true diagnostician versed in the “art of medicine,” both cultivating relationships with her patients based on trust and pursuing a rigorous diagnostic work-up. She will carefully listen to the patient’s story of the mechanism of injury and perform a thorough examination of the affected area, as well as other areas of the body to look for signs of related stress and tension. Further tests or imaging, such as X-ray may be necessary, or may be requested from other providers, to determine a diagnosis and develop the most appropriate treatment plan.
Once a diagnosis is made, Dr. Tabby will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s specific need. She employs a nonnarcotic treatment method rooted in the judicious use of medications, therefore treatments are more likely to center around “hands on” methods such as topical pain relief, trigger point injections, massage, heat or ice application and active participation of the patient to complete recommended therapeutic exercises. She may coordinate care with other specialists as warranted including orthopedics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other practitioners.
Dr. Tabby is an advocate of vitamins, nutrition and exercise as part of a healthy self-care routine. Education and corrective measures may be implemented as part of the treatment plan to prevent future similar injuries. Bracing (orthotics) or the use of walking assistive devices may be employed to provide support and prevent slips and falls in those with poor balance. She works with patients to actively engage them in their care and works to provide fall and other accidental trauma patients optimal support and relief of symptoms.