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Bold City Best Nomination 2021

Nominate JOI and JOI Rehab for Bold City Best 2021

The Bold City Best contest is back! Don’t forget to nominate Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute and Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Rehabilitation for 2021. Nominations take place between March 19th and April 30th. The top 5 nominations will enter the voting stage.

JOI and JOI Rehab are Bold City Best 2020 Winners
JOI and JOI Rehab 2020 Bold City Best Winner Logo

The competition gives the community the opportunity to nominate their favorite people, places and businesses in 135 differentcategories, including auto services, cuisine and cocktails, homes and finance, health and well-being, home and professional services, things to do, and shopping. There are two phases: nominations and voting.

Nominating is easy to do. On the contest website you simply choose a category, make your nomination, and fill in your email address. Make sure you click complete the registration form once all of the information is filled in. That’s it, it is as simple as that. Watch a video on how to complete this process HERE.

The top companies that get the most nominations in each category will advance to the voting round that will begins in June.

Recently JOI’s Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT conveyed our appreciation for our patient’s and community support in this VIDEO with 1010XL.

JOI Offers Online Patient Registration

Request Online Registration Paperwork Electronically

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute continues to be open through the COVID19 Crisis. At JOI, we continue to use procedures and protocols focused on the safety and health of our patients. JOI offers online patient registration, allowing our patients to complete their registration forms online before appointments. This contactless registration not only allows you to complete patient forms from the convenience of your home but saves you time at check-in. Online registration is available for New, MD, and Rehab patients. Request your online paperwork here: https://www.joionline.net/request-registration-paperwork-electronically/.

Electronic Paperwork Instructions

Once you request your paperwork, you will receive an email with your PIN with paperwork instructions. The online patient registration is 100% completely secure, JOI has security safeguards in place to protect your health information. If you have any questions about electronic paperwork instructions, read below or click here: https://www.joionline.net/electronic-paperwork-instructions/

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Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is here for you. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our patients, families, and caregivers. Check out our online contactless patient registration today.

Bold City Best 2020 Best Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation Center
JOI and JOI Rehab Are Bold City Best Winners

Go Jaguars!

The Jacksonville Jaguars got off to a good start to the 2020 Football Season with a 27-20 win. This home opener win against the Indianapolis Colts was a great way to open the season. The Jaguars came back from behind to score 10 points in the fourth quarter. With all of the adversity related to Covid 19 and limited fans in the stands, the fans who did attend the game had a great time.

Minshew Mania 2.0 was off to a good start as he threw for 3 touchdown passes in the game. The Jaguars are a very young team but they certainly were fun to watch. Congratulations to the Jaguar Coaches, Administration, Certified Athletics Trainers/Physical Therapists and Team Physicians. The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is the official Sports Medicine Provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Head Team Physician: Dr. Kevin Kaplin, Team Physician: Dr. Michael Yorio, Team Physician: Dr. Steven Crenshaw

JOI……. Where The Pros Go!!!!

You Don’t Have To Live With Shoulder Pain

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute has identified 5 Shoulder Symptoms That You Should Not Ignore. There really is no need to live with that shoulder pain that has been bothering. Now is the time to get it taken care of at JOI. We have even made it easier to access over 20 Orthopaedic Shoulder Pain Specialists by offering ASAP Injury Appointments at all of our locations. Our facilities are following all of the CDC safety protocols. If you want to hear what we are doing to keep you safe as a patient, please go to JOI4U. Our physicians work very closely with over 60 Physical and Occupational Therapists to design shoulder specific rehab programs to get you back on the road to recovery. Don’t let that shoulder pain get any worse, give us a call at JOI-2000 or schedule online at your convenience. JOI, Where The Pro’s Go!

Thank You

Today is a new beginning for our JOI family. Over the last several months, we were forced to face challenges which we could never have imagined. We worked together as a team to come up with safe and creative ways to continue to provide care to our community with Telemedicine, online patient forms and new safety procedures. Normally, some of these programs would have taken months to implement but as a team we were able to do them within days. I truly want to thank the entire JOI management team and practice managers for the last 8 weeks of dealing with all the new challenges that we faced as a company. Thank you to all of JOI’s practice managers and rehab site coordinators for keeping each of their offices open during this time period.  

A sincere thank you to all of our JOI employees, including our providers, clinicians and our valued employees in rehabilitation, call center, information technology, business office, coding, accounting, finance, administration, marketing, human resources, and divisional staff. I am so proud that all of you are a part of our JOI Family.

Finally, thank you to all of our patients for your dedication to JOI during this challenging time.  We are very excited to see JOI opening up to normal hours or “our new normal” after this extended period of time.  It is our pleasure to provide the best care for all of your orthopaedic and rehabilitation needs.

John J. Ricchini

Executive Director

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute
The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Where The Pros Go

Thank You To All Nurses

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute wants to Thank all of our JOI and Baptists Nurses who are truly amazing professionals and wonderful people to work with. We also want to thank all nurses on this National Nurses Day. Nurses are special people who on a daily basis work tirelessly to help others. Especially for those who are on the front lines in this current crisis, JOI wants to say how much we appreciated your dedication and professionalism.

Thank YOU!

JOI COVID 19 Response

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute continues to be open through this COVID19 Crisis. We continue to change our procedures and protocols to make it as safe as possible for our patients and our valuable employees

Please watch this Video By Dr. Bruce Steinberg.

Please watch this Video by JOI Rehab.

 In accordance with CDC guidelines and in conjunction with Baptist Health, JOI and JOI Rehab are following the best practices to provide you and our employees with a safe environment. 

JOI Best Practices

  • Screening all of our employees, patients and visitors as they enter our facilities for symptoms, positive Covid tests and temperatures.
  • Increasing the cleaning our offices, waiting room, exam rooms, and equipment.
  • Paying close attention to areas that are touched frequently, such as doorknobs, pens, chairs, and medical devices.
  • Ensuring that our staff members are paying close attention to cleaning between patients.
  • Decreasing the number of waiting room chairs to provide appropriate social distancing.
  • Providing added shields at the front desk areas and in some patient care areas.
  • Making hand sanitizer stations readily available.
  • Continuing to follow strict hand washing protocols and the wearing of PPE for all JOI employees.
  • Requiring all patients and visitors to bring and wear a mask to their appointment. Masks with a valve are not allowed. (As of 5/4/2020)
  • Providing Telehealth Services for both JOI and JOI Rehab.
  • Reaching the community with the Bridge program that allows JOI Rehab clinicians to come to your home for patients is the geographic areas of our JOI Rehab Facilities

Safe Environment

  • As we continue to focus on maintaining a safe environment for our patients and staff as well as following social distancing guidelines, we are no longer allowing patients to bring guests with them to their appointments with the exception of minor patients, patients with limited mobility, translation or those with other approved circumstances. If someone needs to accompany the patient, we are limiting patients to one guest.
    We ask that you do your part to help stop this epidemic by wearing a mask for your appointments at JOI and JOI Rehab. Wearing a mask, along with following the other social distancing protocols like staying at least six feet from people and washing your hands frequently, helps prevent the spread of the disease. If you do not have a mask, the CDC has provided directions to make your own mask. If you have any questions prior to coming into your appointment, please give us a call at 904-JOI-2000. Our call center can make your in-person appointment or a Telehealth appointment if you prefer.

Covid 19

  • If you have had COVID 19, please call JOI-2000 for our criteria to be seen at a JOI Facility.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

JOI Rehab Offers Telehealth

JOI Rehab continues to offer Telehealth or Virtual Visits and The Bridge Home Therapy Visits. JOI Rehab offers Telehealth for weekday appointments for all of our patients who need these services. Our rehab clinics remain open but we are responding for extended hours due to patient needs. To schedule a Telehealth Appointment, please call 904-858-7045 or any of the 12 JOI Rehab Centers. To learn more, please watch this VIDEO.

To learn more about JOI Rehab, please go to: Physical Therapy

Don’t Run in Pain

Don’t run in pain! In The Game recently featured this article to make sure you don’t run in pain:

What Is Runner’s Knee?

Runner’s knee is the broad term that sums up any pain around the kneecap or patella area. Like the name suggests, daily running is the most common culprit, although any sport that puts pressure on the knee joint, such as hiking, biking, or playing soccer, can lead to developing the condition. Pain is caused by strained tendons or the irritation of soft tissues or the lining of the knee.

Symptoms include feeling pain when walking, climbing stairs, squatting, kneeling, sitting down, and running. Runner’s knee may be caused by overuse, trauma to the kneecap, flat feet, weak thigh muscles, inadequate stretching, or arthritis. It is more common in women than men, and overweight individuals are especially prone to the disorder. Typically, your doctor will perform a physical exam and may order X-rays to confirm the diagnosis.

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How to Treat Runner’s Knee

Most runner’s knee conditions can be treated without surgery. One method is to practice RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. You should avoid repetitive stress to the area and apply an ice pack for up to 15 minutes once every one to two hours. You can wrap your leg to add support to the knee and elevate your leg to reduce swelling. Taking anti-inflammatory medications is also recommended.

How to Prevent Runner’s Knee

To help prevent runner’s knee, modify your training schedule and activities. Try to run on softer surfaces and avoid running on stairs. Don’t increase weekly mileage by more than 10% each week.

Incorporate certain stretches before running to further prevent runner’s knee. Stretch out your hamstring by placing your left heel on the front leg of a chair, leaning forward from the hips, and holding for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other leg.

For strengthening, you can also try straight-leg lifts: Lie on your back, place your left foot on the ground with the knee bent at a 90-degree angle, slowly raise your right leg about 6 inches off the floor, hold for three seconds, and slowly lower back down. Repeat with the opposite leg.

If you have been running in pain and need to see a Physician, JOI has you covered, even during the COVID-19 crisis. We are here offering In person and virtual visits depending on your preference. To make your appointment call JOI-2000 or click the link below!

Book An Appointment with a JOI Physician
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Patients and Staff to Wear Masks

In an effort to reduce any risk of transmission of COVID-19 in our facilities, JOI staff will now be wearing masks in every public area. At this time, we do require that everyone wears a mask to protect everyone around them.

To learn how to make a mask, please follow this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

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How to wear medical mask and How to remove medical mask properly. Step by step infographic illustration of how to wear and remove a surgical mask.

Telemedicine and ASAP Fracture Care 

JOI Physicians and JOI Rehab now offer Telemedicine or Virtual Visits, to learn more go to: Telemedicine. If you need orthopedic medical treatment but want to stay in the safety of your own home, this is a great option for you.

JOI Rehab Bridge Program

If you need “hands-on” therapy, but cannot come in to one of our Rehabilitation Centers during this time, we will bring the Therapy to you! Give us a call to schedule a Bridge Physical Therapy visit at 904-858-7045.

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