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COVID-19 (coronavirus) TeleMedicines

In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), we realize our patients may have questions.

The use of TeleMedicine will be used if you would like to speak with the doctor or nurse about your condition by phone and prefer not to come into the office with a non-emergent case. All routine visits can be done via TeleMedicine. If you would like to schedule a TeleMedicine visit, please call the office to schedule. We will remain open for all acute and urgent orthopedic conditions including post-operative care, fractures, sprains, and tendon tears/injury that require in person evaluation and treatment.

As of right now, all elective surgeries are cancelled until April 1st, 2020. This date can be extended if governing bodies along with local hospitals and outpatient centers decide it is in the best interest of the public to do so.

The office phones will be answered Monday - Friday. Please feel free to call if you have questions regarding your upcoming appointment, medications, or orthopedic related questions. If you have a pressing orthopedic issue, call the office. If we do not answer or it is after hours, you can speak to a doctor through the answering service, or go to the emergency room. You can also leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

We continue to ask that anyone with a scheduled appointment that has traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days to please reschedule their appointments. The CDC recommends that patients reschedule their appointments if they have the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Please seek medical advice from your primary care physician, if you develop any of these symptoms.

We will take every precaution to make sure our patients and staff members remain safe during this time. We are here for you and will answer any questions you may have.

5 Reasons You Should Walk For Exercise

Oct 29, 2020 | News

Walking is for everyone! It is a fun, affordable way to exercise the whole family can enjoy. Walk your way to good health by creating a daily walking routine. Start at your own pace in a terrain that is right for you.

Here are 5 reasons why you should walk for exercise.

  1. No Age Limits – Your age doesn’t matter! If you can walk, you can create a walking routine. Since walking is for all ages, it is a great way to spend quality time with others. Grab your pets, friends, kids, or grandchildren, and take a stroll around the neighborhood. You could even research walking trails in your community to take in the scenery. There is no age or skill requirement…just put on your walking shoes and go!
  2. Fresh Air – Ah! Fresh air. It feels wonderful to breathe in clean air. Not only does it smell great, but fresh air also contains more oxygen. More oxygen is great for your blood.
  3. Health Benefits – There are tons of physical benefits to walking. A daily walking routine can promote weight loss, lower blood pressure, and strengthen important muscles, like your heart.
  4. Low Impact – Walking is easy on your body and less likely to lead to injury. From a light stroll to power walking, any pace provides benefits while being low impact.
  5. Mood – Stress begone! Exercise raises serotonin levels. It is also a great chance to decompress from a long day and clear your mind. In fact, some people use walking as a form of meditation.

Walking should not hurt. If pain is keeping you from your healthy walking routine, call North Point Orthopaedics. We are committed to the highest quality of orthopaedic care. Give us a call at 219-836-1060

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