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6C Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter JUST FOR THE Be Healthier. Live Longer and Look Better:. '; f!!ii !iiii!!! : Family Dentistry Periodontics Oral Implantology Periodontal Prosthesis Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 431 W. Main Street • Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119 FAX: 530-283-2319 800 Declaration Drive, Suite 102 • Chico CA 95973 530-893-8327 Portola Medical & Dental Clinic 480 First Avenue Portola (530) 832-6600 Graeagle Medical Clinic 7597 Hwy 89 Graeagle (530) 836-1122 Loyalton Medical Clinic 725 Third Street Loyalton (530) 993-1231 indian Valley Medical Clinic 176 Hot Springs Rd Greenville (530) 284-6116 Skillled Nursing Care Loyaltgn (530) 993;1225 Portola (530) 832-6546 l,aste n Plumas .Ileal tl Ca re "People llelping Peolde." Main Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6500 or (800) 571-EPHC • Comprehensive In & Outpatient Services - Including Full Service Lab, X-ray, Mammog- raphy, Ultrasound, CT, Respiratory Therapy and Outpatient Procedures • 24-Hour Emergency Room • ACLS Ambulance (call 911) Feather River Fitness "Better than ever" * New Spring class schedule * e Sauna • Free Weights ,' Jacuzzi • Challenge Courts Tuesday & Thursday ,2 Racquetball Courts 336 Crescent St., Quincy 283-9401 Mon-Thurs 5am-9pm Fri 5am-7pm • Weekends 8am-Noon SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. ,. New patients welcomed  --4..,, .,. STEWART A. GATELY, D.D.S. FAMILY, GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY • TMJ TREATMENT ADULT & CHILD ORTHODONTICS * TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BITE PROBLEMS IMPLANTS TO STABILIZE LOOSE DENTURES& PARTIALS PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT PROMOTING HEAUrHY GUMS ORAL SURGERY • CONSCIOUS SEDATION Most major insurance plans accepted Payment plans available 352 Lawrence Street Phone: (530) 283-3947 Quincy, CA 95971 Fax: (530) 283-2126 I Serving Plumas County for 21+ years Seneca Healthcare District 130 BrentwoodDr. 258-2151 Lake Almanor Clinic 199 Reynolds Road • 258-4256 Chester What is Physical Therapy? As the owners of Plumas Physical Therapy, one of the most common questions we receive from people who have never had physical therapy is, "Isn't physical therapy for injured athletes," to which we respond, "absolutely, but it is also for a variety of other people as well." It has been estimated that more than half of all Americans are suffering from some type of pain. Most people do not even realize that, as experts in treating movement and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders, physical therapists are trained to not only treat pain but also its source. In addition to treating pain, physical therapists are equipped to help improve range of motion, improve strength, and/or optimize a person's ability to move and function in all aspects of life. In addition to the misconception about who can benefit from physical therapy is the confusion about what physical therapy is ... and what it is not! Physical therapy is NOT pain and torture. Although many injuries and post-surgical conditions by their nature are painful, appropriate physlcal therapy treatments should be designed to relieve symptoms and improve your function to speed your recovery. Proper physical therapy involves a comprehensive evaluation of an individual that includes taking a detailed history of the individual's problems, goals for treatment, and medical issues. Once a detailed evaluation had been completed, the physical therapist will then determine the cause and best treatment for the person's problem. Although other kinds of practitioners will offer some treatments as "physical therapy," it's important for you to know that physical therapy can only be provided by qualified physical therapists or by physical therapist assistants, who must complete a 2-year education program and who work only under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. Now that you know a little more about what physical therapy is, perhaps you are wondering if you can benefit from some treatment. If you are in any type of pain, it is at least worth getting an assessment to see whether or not physical therapy can help you. An assessement, unlike an evaluation, does not require a referral from a doctor and takes only about 15-20 minutes, but could be the start of living a pain-free life. If it is determined that you would benefit from physical therapy, then all that would be needed is a referral from a doctor so that your insurance can be billed for physical therapy services. While the doctor and physical therapist certainly want to see you improve your quality of life, it is important to understand that you are the head of your health care team and that as a patient you have rights. We would like to lay out what we believe to be some of your most important patient's rights: • You have the right to choose which physical therapist you want to receive treatment from. Your doctor may make recommendations, but only you get to make the decision. • You have a right to be respected by all personnel, clinical and clerical throughout your care • You have the right to access information regarding practice policies • You have the right to American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Standards of Care • You have the right to receive consultation, evaluation, treatment, and preventative care in accordance with the state and national regulations • You have the right to access the names, professional status, and educa- tional credentials of the physical therapist and any other personnel participating in your care • You have the right to receive adequate, clear information in order to be able to give informed consent prior to initiation of any treatment plan • You have the right to participate in decisions • You have the right to understand the goals, desired outcomes, and procedures rendered throughout treatment • You have the right to medical information • You have the right to privacy • You have the right that written permission be obtained before any medical records are disclosed to parties not participating in your care (except insurance companies) • You have the right to advance knowledge of any costs associated with each visit or a missed visit If you have made the decision to be one of the Americans who is NOT going to live in pain any longer, then it is now time for you to choose which physical therapy clinic is right for you. We recommend that you look beyond making sure a practice offers services for your particular type of injury or post-surgical need. You want to find a devoted set of professionals, both clinical and clerical, whose main goal is to work with you to achieve your physical therapy goals. The clinic you choose should provide an atmosphere of encouragement mixed with an expectation of hard work and dedication on your end. In addition to this, the clinic you choose should commit a devoted therapist that will be available for you each visit. All of these will create a much more personalized and effective course of treatment. You need to also make sure you choose a physical therapy office that has hours and office location(s) to match your needs. If you are concerned about your work schedule interfering with your physical therapy, be sure to find an office that offers before or after work hours. If you are still not sure which physical therapy clinic is right for you, ask around! Chances are someone you know has received physical therapy and will be able to testify as to which clinic they think you will benefit from the most. This article courtesy of Plumas Physical Therapy Kory & Stacey Felker Quincy: 283-2202 • Graeagle: 836-1178 H 493 W. Main St., Quincy Quincy Drug Store and Portola Village Pharmacy are always striving to give their customers the best low-cost, quality, over-the-counter medications. Today's Health is now available at both locations. Soda Fountein and Gift Shop 157 Commercial St., Portola Bruce H. Lee, D.D.5. Family Dentistry All phases of General Dentistry including Orthodontics • Crowns & Bridges ° Partials/Dentures Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth Now Accepting New Patients 181 S. Gulling St., Portola 530-832-4461 • Fax 530-832-4409 Family Dentistry for Plumas County with a Woman's Touch Emily S. Herndon, DDS New patients welcome including children General dentistry practice open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 283-1119 • 431 W. Main Street, Quincy Mountain Physical Therapy @ Joaquin A. (Butch) Vorgas, PT MTC MS Offering: Industrial Physical Therapy Sports Physical Therapy General Rehabilitation • Manual Therapy Outpatient Orthopedics 39 Years Experience! Call for an appointment today! Mon-Tue-Thur 8am-Epm 283-2291 20 Crescent St., Quincy Gregory Sawyer, DDS Family Dentistry, Orthodontics & Certified invisalugn Provider (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN MeN - FRI 8am - 4:30pro Evening appointments available 0% financing available - O.A.C. PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.RT. "We Get Results" _ Orthopedic Manual Therapy Sports & Aquatic Therapy Home Health. Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted QUINCY GRAEAGLE 78 Central Ave., #2 8989 Hwy. 89, Bldg. 36 #1 530-283-2202 530-836-1178 530-283-2204 (FAX) , / Michael W. Barton, D.D.S. General Dentistry 836-2223 Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Orthopedics • Neck/Back Care Most insurances accepted - including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) • Cardiac Rehabilitation Quincy 283-0311 283-0314 (Fax)