Offering traditional medicine as part of our innovative, integrated approach to your total health and wellness

At HealthyWays Sports and Occupational Medicine, formerly known as North Hills Medical & Wellness Associates, we offer a wide range of clinical and wellness services, including traditional medical treatment, evaluations, pain management and treatment for sports-related, work-related, auto or other accident-related injuries.

Our medical team has vast experience in an array of areas — including Sports and Occupational Medicine, Pain Management, and Family Medicine — and works collaboratively with our chiropractic and rehabilitative team to create an effective, holistic treatment plan suited to meet your individual needs.

The HealthyWays team also brings health and wellness services, screenings and educational workshops into our region’s workplaces through our corporate wellness programs.

Services offered through HealthyWays’ Sports and Occupational Medicine Division include:

General Medical Services
  • A variety of urgent care needs
  • Treatment of injuries resulting from auto accidents, general accidents, overuse, overexertion, or trauma
  • Cold, flu, and sinus infection treatment
  • Headache management
  • Pain management measures
  • Ankle and foot pain treatment
  • Medically supervised weight loss
  • Taping, Bracing, and Durable Medical Equipment
Sports Medicine
  • Sports and physical exams
  • Treatment of sports-related injuries due to overuse, overexertion, or certain types of trauma
  • Concussion management
  • Ankle and foot pain treatment
  • Taping, Bracing, and Durable Medical Equipment
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
Occupational Medicine
  • Work injury evaluations
  • Treatment of work-related injuries due to overexertion, repetitive motion, or certain types of trauma
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment
  • Corporate wellness programs
  • Post offer evaluations
Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is medical equipment used in the home to aid in a better quality of living. We sometimes prescribe a TENS unit, which is a pocket size, portable, battery-operated device that sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. Also, bracing is often used to provide the patient pain relief, improved function, and prevention of further injury. Ask our doctors if a DME is right for you.

Bracing and Supports

With certain injuries and conditions, it may be necessary to implement the use of supportive bracing or devices. Patients with knee pain — whether from injuries such as sprain/strains, tears or degenerative osteoarthritis — may benefit from one of our prescribed, custom fit knee braces. Patients suffering from neck pain, especially when this pain radiates into the shoulders and arms, may benefit from cervical traction devices that assist in relieving pressure on the discs and nerves. Such conditions can result from undetected injuries and disc degeneration. These are only a few of the different supports and devices that our medical team may prescribe through proper evaluation and diagnosis.

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger point injections are a part of the relief stage of care and are a quick and effective way to treat localized pain. A physician administers trigger point injections by inserting a small needle containing a local anesthetic into a patient’s trigger point, which inactivates the trigger point and relieves pain in the affected area. Ask our doctors if trigger point injections are an option to control and manage your pain.

FUN FACTS

Did you know that after suffering a concussion, an athlete is 3-6 times more susceptible to suffer another concussion compared to an athlete who has not suffered a concussion?

Benefits of the Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Release (IASTR) is that it decreases overall time of treatment, fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication, and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent.

Did you know that IASTR instruments, much like a tuning fork, resonate in the clinician’s hands allowing the clinician to isolate adhesions and restrictions, and treat them very precisely?

Trigger point injections can be very useful for long term pain relief and deactivating deep and entrenched trigger points.

Auto Accident Injuries

Helping you get on the road to healing! 

Following an auto accident, most victims are unaware of hidden injuries because the pain is masked by medications given to them immediately after the accident. Additionally, the effects of spinal misalignments can take weeks, months, or even years to surface. By then, the patient is unaware that their pain, suffering, discomfort, or fatigue is at all related to the accident.

Many physicians do not have the training necessary to detect injuries in the soft tissue, so they prescribe muscle relaxers and pain medications to mask post-accident symptoms. Insurance companies benefit because they are often released from liability by requesting that victims settle their cases before being checked for hidden injuries.

Could You Be Suffering From Hidden Injury?

If you have experienced any of the following symptoms since your auto accident, you may have a soft tissue injury:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee or leg pain
  • Hip pain
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Low energy
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty sleeping

Improper healing of soft tissue injuries can cause spinal arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and chronic pain. We treat a variety of patients with conditions ranging from car collision-induced whiplash to herniated disks, migraines, and low back pain. We have had tremendous success treating these conditions and many others.

Sports Injuries

Our team can help you get out of pain and back in action! 

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, sports injuries from trauma or overuse of muscles or joints can leave you sitting on the sidelines. Left untreated, chronic injuries can lead to joint dysfunction or arthritis as we age.

At HealthyWays, we are well-equipped to create a medically-guided treatment program to correctly heal your injury and get you back in the game! Our team of experts includes a staff medical doctor and nurse practitioner with backgrounds and certifications in emergency medicine, sports and occupational medicine, pain management, and family practice; and chiropractic doctors, board certified rehabilitation specialists, and healthcare professionals with extensive knowledge and training in anatomy, physiology and body biomechanics.

Our most common therapeutic techniques include:

  • Injury specific rehabilitation and treatment protocols that will get you back in the game quickly and safely
  • Manual (hands-on) therapy: Techniques that stretch and release muscles and their connective tissues; strengthen weak muscles; increase joint and soft tissue mobility; improve muscle energy and increase range of motion
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Active Soft Tissue Release techniques (ASTR)
  • Athletic taping to support injured muscles
  • Pain management therapy: Includes trigger point injections, joint injections, moist heat, ice, electronic stimulation, ultrasound and massage
  • Therapeutic exercise: Coordinates strength and flexibility exercises in a customized plan that restores strength, range of motion, and pain-free movement
  • Postural corrections: Combines behavior modification, exercises, and self-awareness to correct musculoskeletal problems
  • Home management program: Outlines a do-it-yourself program of exercises that support work done in the Center and give you a head start for properly managing your health after therapy

Corporate Wellness Programs

Protect your most valuable asset: your team! 

Let HealthyWays bring wellness right to your workplace! Our corporate wellness programs include on-site screenings, assessments, and services, as well as customized on-site educational presentations that give your organization the opportunity to help protect your most valuable asset: your team.

State-Of-The-Art Diagnostic Procedures and Professional Health Screenings:

  • On-site X-ray
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Postural Evaluation
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Physical Performance Testing
  • Functional Capacity Examinations
  • Full-scale Orthopedic and Neurological Examinations
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Stress Evaluation
  • Pain and Injury Assessment

Full-Scale Rehabilitation and Therapy Programs:

  • Stretching and Strengthening
  • Endurance, Balance, Coordination and Core Stabilization
  • Myofascial Release
  • Chair massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Trigger Point and Joint Injections
  • Mechanical Traction
  • Orthotics
  • Bracing and Supports
  • Personal Fitness Training Programs
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Medical Weight Loss Programs
  • Home Exercise Programs

Corporate On-Site Presentations:

In addition to the standard topics listed below, our team will be happy to discuss the specific needs of your organization and its employees in order to develop a custom presentation.

Lunch & Learn Programs

  • Proper Nutrition
  • Stress Management
  • Enhancing Health and Wellness
  • Weight Loss and Energy Enhancement
  • Fibromyalgia

Workshops

  • Lifting Technique Clinic
  • Ergonomics
  • Fit While You Sit
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Flexibility