Preventive Care: Our Expertise

Preventative Care can save money and lives

Compression therapy is indicated in preventive situations, such as when bed rest is required for more than 3 days or if there is limb pain and tenderness. It can even provide pain relief if your loved one has a limb injury. Many doctors use compression therapy before, during, and after a surgery. Even plastic surgeons incorporate compression therapy before, during, and after liposuction and other large procedures.

Doctors can help their patients understand the warning signs and proactively take precautions as well as treat their patient with a “back to basics approach”. Sometimes the medicine cabinet full of high-power medicines might not be needed if a doctor can advise the patient to make some diet and lifestyle changes. Likewise, compression therapy works well in a “back to basics” approach because it can be used as a home therapy and does not cause any side effects.

If you have a loved one in a nursing home or other long-term care facility that is more sedentary, compression therapy is advised to stimulate the venous system. If you or your loved one begins to notice symptoms of a blood clot and believe your doctor may have been negligent in their efforts to prevent it, you have a legal right to get expert counsel regarding your medical concern. A doctor’s negligence or misdiagnosis can have devastating consequences when it comes to blood clots.