A multidisciplinary approach to non-invasive pain and injury management
Functional Capacity Evaluation
Work Conditioning and Hardening
Fit For Duty Evaluations
Drug and Alcohol Testing
Ergonomic Site Evaluations
DOT CDL Testing
Fit For Duty Evaluations
Auto Injury Management
Workers Comp Injury Management
Non-invasive Pain Management
Post Surgical Tissue Advanced Healing
Acute Pain and Swelling Reduction
Chronic Pain Treatment
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Since 2002, we have been treating patients with various musculoskeletal injuries and ailments. The main advantage of Active Care Center is in our approach to diagnosis and treatment. Reaching the correct diagnosis is a paramount task in each case as it determines the appropriate course of treatment. Whether an advanced in-clinic orthopedic examination, or in-house NCV/EMG nerve studies or further referral for 3T MRI evaluation is in order, no patient treatment starts before we are absolutely sure that we are treating the right condition.
Depending on your case, we may utilize standard manipulative medicine, advanced MLS Laser Therapy, nutritional counseling or acupuncture; in certain cases a progression to physical therapy exercises, core strengthening and dynamic gait training may be necessary. The combinations and approaches are many. The goal is only one – to get you back to optimum health.
The main focus of our clinic is treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, But because these ailments are often so closely related to accidents, sports injuries, work injuries and general health in the occupational setting, we have developed services for employers to get their employees healthy and test their ability to safely perform or return to their jobs at full capacity.
We also offer a unique services to the Transportation Industry; our clinic is certified by the FMCSA to perform DOT Medical Testing, drug testing and random alcohol testing. We work with various Transport and Logistic companies as well as Truck Driving Schools.
Using safe and gentle joint manipulation, we are able to decrease pain, increase range of motion and improve function in the neck, back, and extremities. In conjunction with knowledge of modern medicine, orthopedics, neurology and internal medicine, Chiropractors are able to non-invasively relief pain and return the patient to full health unlike any other medical specialty. We are particularly proud of our high rate of success with treatment of back and neck pain.
Our clinic’s focus on diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic ailments stems from our clinical director’s passion and great interest in orthopedics and rehabilitation. Dr. Albert Pawlusiewicz is a Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, who has dedicated his career to non-invasive treatment of orthopedic, sports, and post-trauma injuries. Orthopedics does not have to mean surgery; in fact over 90% of all orthopedic cases we see are never treated surgically.
At Active Care Center, the paramount focus is centered on "functional rehabilitation" of our patients. This means that the therapists do not only focus on improvements in range of motion or strength itself, but primarily look at how these individual gains translate to the ability to perform all home and work tasks. It is imperative to know how the injury affects patient's daily activities and set therapy goals accordingly to restore his or her ability to perform these tasks at the completion of therapy.
Acupuncture is used at our clinic as an adjunct therapy method in treating painful conditions, especially those that incapacitate the patient to such extent that physical therapy and manual therapy cannot be initially utilized. We also use needling in difficult or therapy-resistant conditions such as frozen shoulder or sciatica. The decision to use acupuncture is made on case by case basis and depends on the ailment, its chronicity and best medical practice.
At Active Care Center the injured person, be it from car, work, or other injury, will find a dedicated team of providers who will objectively evaluate the injury, make specific recommendations and initiate treatment of the injury. Additionally, we help our patients with filing the claim with responsible party as many patients are too emotionally distraught or simply do not know how to deal with the insurance situation, and what steps to take to get their health back without worrying about finances.
For many illnesses and injuries, surgery is often a necessary solution. Post surgical rehabilitation is absolutely a key factor in successful recovery. Physical therapy can aid the healing process through reduction of initial swelling, improving range of motion and regaining of strength, The end-goal is to return the patient to full and pain-free daily home and work activities. Our Physical Therapists follow strict guidelines and protocols to insure gradual positive improvement without risking injuring the delicate healing tissue.
NCV is often used along with an EMG to tell the difference between a nerve disorder and a muscle disorder. NCV detects a problem with the nerve, whereas an EMG detects whether the muscle is working properly in response to the nerve's stimulus. Nerve conduction studies may also be done to find the cause of symptoms, such as numbness, tingling, and continuous pain. It is used to help diagnose such common diseases as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome or chronic neuropathy.
MLS Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality where light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing and soft tissue repair. Our laser is the only multi-wave locked system, dual wave, fully robotic laser therapy system on the market. This means deeper penetration with no heat produced allowing faster healing with no known side effects. It has been cleared by the FDA.
Transportation laws require many drivers and others working for the industry to be regularly evaluated medically. We offer DOT Medical Testing for drivers holding CDL and class C licenses, we test bus drivers and will soon be licensed to perform pilot medical testing. We regularly perform Drug and Alcohol testing for our drivers as well. We are part of Medstop, TeamCME and OOIDA.
FCE’s are ordered for many reasons: they can be ordered to evaluate a permanent disability; to ascertain if further rehabilitation is necessary to return the worker back to work; as a second opinion in contested workers comp case. We are equipped to provide answers in all cases through the objective functional testing. Our medical center has partnered with OccuPro, a national leader in research and occupational injury evaluation and uses OccuPro’s advanced software to provide FCE evaluations.
On-job-site injuries cost enormous amounts of lost time, money and productivity. Being an orthopedic and rehabilitation facility we are well equipped to deal with treatment of these injuries. We will manage the initial injury and guide the patient through physical therapy, work-conditioning and Fit-for-Duty evaluations. We will file all necessary reports with Worker Comp and communicate with case managers. We will ensure that the patient can safely return to work and will tirelessly work with the patient and his/her advocate to successful completion of the case.
Many employers secure our services for testing of their employees. This is done to ensure safety at the workplace and prevent needless liability exposure. We offer: Ergonomic Site Evaluations, Fit-For-Duty Evaluations, Pre-Placement Evaluations, Post-Offer Employment Evaluations, Drug and Alcohol Testing, and DOT Medical testing. Please contact us how can we help you to improve work-site safety and ergonomics.
Active Care Center specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. Our care also encompasses management of various non-injury related chronic illnesses.
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1430 North Arlington Heights Road, Ste. 201 Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004, United States