Icy injuries are common this time of year. And, slips on the sidewalk can lead to trips to the emergency rooms. As a result, these accidents can lead to missed time at work and with family.
This winter, the best way to protect yourself is to prevent accidents.
“Walk like a penguin. Take short steps, use both arms for balance and bend those knees,” shared JRMC Podiatrist/Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Dr. Kayla Emter. “This changes one’s center of gravity and reduces their chance of slipping on ice.”
If an injury should occur and you or a loved one need relief, count on JRMC for quality local care this season.
- Specialty teams. JRMC offers a variety of services under one roof.
Firstly, the JRMC Orthopedic Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Michael T. Dean and Dr. Timothy Volk, have years of experience with hips, ankles, shoulders and knees.
Additionally, the JRMC Podiatry Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Its providers, Dr. Rachael Renschler and Dr. Kayla Emter, offer foot and ankle surgery, diabetic and arthritic foot care. Specialized care is also offered for sports injuries, infections, warts, hammertoes and heel pain, as well as toenail concerns, corns and calluses, bunions and total ankle replacements.
When winter-related injuries cause wounds, the JRMC Wound Center aggressively manages wounds to ensure healing. Family Nurse Practitioners, Amanda Lausch and Randy Perkins, along with the JRMC Wound Center team, offer state-of-the-art treatment. This includes one of the only hyperbaric oxygen chambers in North Dakota.
- Rehabilitation team. JRMC Rehabilitation is the only adult rehab facility in Jamestown to offer physical, occupational and speech therapy.
JRMC therapists work with surgeons, local physicians and social workers. They begin with pre-surgical care to outpatient services and help with balance, strength, posture, preventing falls, as well as making homes safe. Additionally, specialty therapeutic services like dry needling and the AlterG treadmill are offered.
- Radiology is also a vital part of JRMC and performs more than 16,000 exams each year. JRMC Radiology offers x-rays, 3D mammograms, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI scans. And, it also offers CT scans using one of the most advanced machines in North Dakota. In addition, Radiology is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Also, the board-certified radiologist is on site daily.
“JRMC offers its patients and guests legendary, comprehensive care. All in one local location,” said Dr. Michael T. Dean, JRMC orthopedic surgeon.
JRMC is considered in-network for major insurances. And, referrals are not necessary.
Ready for healing? Contact our JRMC and schedule directly: (701) 952-1050.