Through the JOI Foundation, employees of JOI have a very active role in our communities. Therefore, the JOI community news section of the website features events and activities that we are involved with. The four charities that the JOI Foundation supports are:
-The Patrick Heinold Foundation
-The Police Athletic League
-The Jacksonville Humane Society
-The Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless
We are proud of the work that our foundation supports in our community. JOI employees volunteer countless hours to support these charities and many others. If you are interested in donating financially to the JOI Foundation or volunteering your time, please let us know by the contact us page. We certainly want to make a positive influence in the North Florida Area.
Finally, to learn more about the JOI Foundation, go to: JOI Foundation
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
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.
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.
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.
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 904-JOI-2000 or click the link below!
Dr. Snyder will be speaking at the In The Game banquet on February 1st. He will be the keynote speaker speaking to the top athletes in the area and their parents about what it takes to be successful outside of sports.
JOI was at the Bold City Showcase 2019. Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Lucie, Dr. Snyder, Thomas Gorman, ATC, and Sam Brown, ATC provide sports medicine coverage for four of the six school involved in the series: Atlantic Coast High School, The Bolles School, Mandarin High School, and University Christian School. Check out pics of the event:
JOI is proud to provide sports medicine coverage for the Jacksonville Armada FC. We celebrated the Armada’s last game at Patton Park on June 8th against the Storm FC, which was fitting due to the amount of rain during the game! Below is one of JOI’s physical therapists, Tiffany Patterson at the game.
Admission is FREE so please come out and support your local Soccer team!