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  • Free Pain Assessment and Injury Screen Available at Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers

    Company Logo, Putting Patients First.  (PRNewsFoto/Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers)Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers—the largest physical therapist owned and managed practice in the U.S—is kicking off the New Year by offering free pain assessment and injury screens from licensed professionals trained in treating musculoskeletal conditions.  All Accelerated locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin and Arizona are providing complimentary pain and injury screens.

    The 30-minute assessment is performed by a highly trained physical or occupational therapist. It encompasses a hands-on, musculoskeletal assessment of the patient’s injury or pain and includes tests for muscle strength, joint stability and flexibility.  During the exam, these licensed professionals will also test for range of motion and mobility.

    Depending on the results, Accelerated therapists will recommend next steps, which may include an appointment with a board-certified physician who best meets the needs of the patient.  Additionally, Accelerated may offer the patient advice on strengthening exercises and non-surgical options for treatment.

    Accelerated’s free injury screen offers:

    – Complimentary assessment by a licensed physical or occupational therapist
    – Convenient, easy scheduling
    – Advice about exercises for health and wellness
    – Recommended treatment options and course of care
    – Physician referral, if necessary

    “Instead of seeking a solution, people with pain often postpone treatment,” explains Sarah Jensen, Chief Clinical Officer for Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers.  “Ignoring an injury or pain for too long can cause more harm.  By offering patients a free screening, we can detect problems and send patients to appropriate professionals for proper treatment.”

    To schedule a free injury screen, call 877-97-REHAB or log on to www.acceleratedrehab.com.  Patients will receive an appointment within 48 hours at their nearest Accelerated location.

    *Free injury screenings are not available for federally funded payers

    About Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, Ltd.

    Chicago-based Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is a premier provider of a wide array of comprehensive patient services and specialized physical therapy programs.  Since 1989, Accelerated has grown to over 300 outpatient locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio and Arizona, becoming the top choice for many professional athletes, large employers, and busy professionals.  For more information, call 877-97-REHAB, or visit www.acceleratedrehab.com.

    Contact: Kim Rosenlund, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, 708-539-9446

    SOURCE Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, Ltd.

  • DaVita to Screen Hundreds for Kidney Disease in India on World Kidney Day

    PR Newswire India - DaVita India LogoDaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a global provider of kidney care services, will host more than 20 screening events in Bangalore and Pune, India to raise awareness for chronic kidney disease (CKD) on World Kidney Day.

    Families and individuals are encouraged to visit their nearest Modern Family Doctor Centre on March 13, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to receive health screenings that can detect CKD. Screenings may include a follow-up consultation with a DaVita nephrologist.

    “Because early stages of kidney disease often have no symptoms, the first step in managing its progression is knowing your risk,” said Dr. Suresh Sankar, group medical director of DaVita in India. “For those at increased risk, a simple blood test from a doctor can confirm the disease.”

    People at risk for developing kidney disease include those with diabetes or high blood pressure. Other risk factors include cardiovascular disease, obesity, high cholesterol and a family history of the disease.

    “DaVita’s vision is to build the greatest health care community the world has ever seen and creating awareness of kidney disease is an important component of our vision,” said Shriram Vijayakumar, head of DaVita in India. “When caught early enough, kidney disease can be slowed down and even prevented in some cases.”

    When CKD progresses to end stage renal disease, (ESRD) dialysis and transplant are the only options for survival. According to the World Health Organization, roughly 1.4 million people worldwide are on dialysis, and that number continues to grow each year. In India, less than 10 percent of affected ESRD patients receive any form of renal replacement therapy.

    DaVita in India operates dialysis centers in Bangalore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Pune.

    DaVita, DaVita HealthCare Partners and Kidney Smart are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

    About DaVita

    DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of Dec. 31, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,074 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 163,000 patients. The company also operated 73 outpatient dialysis centers located in ten countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.

    Primary Media Contact: Kunal Ashok, kunal.ashok@davita.com, 91-7760968341

    Secondary Media Contact: Kartik Sahoo, kartik.sahoo@davita.com, 91-8095420095

    SOURCE DaVita India