Accidents, be it a minor sideswipe collision or a major rollover, can profoundly disrupt our lives and well-being. Recent research data shows that 20 to 30 million people sustain non-fatal injuries in motor vehicle crashes each year, out of which 10-30% are left struggling with chronic pain. A significant number of these accident victims still suffer debilitating pain a year after their crash.
At Icon Medical Centers, we recognize the numerous challenges you may face post-accident. Our skilled and compassionate medical team is committed to providing you professional care and support every step of the way. With our focus on sustainable and complete healing, our key goal is to help you regain your strength and return to your optimal health and well-being.
The Medical Recovery Process
Accidents can happen at any time so we offer walk-in care for patients who need immediate attention and treatment. When you first arrive at our facility, you will be greeted by our friendly staff and asked to fill out some paperwork. This will help us to know more about your medical history, the nature of the accident, and any symptoms you are experiencing.
Next, you will be seen by one of our board-certified medical professionals, who will conduct a thorough physical examination to check your vital signs and test your range of motion. Depending on your condition, we may also perform some diagnostic tests.
Based on the results of this evaluation, we will determine the best course of action for your recovery. This could be prescribing medication, applying splints or braces, or referring you to one of our specialists, such as a chiropractor, an orthopedic surgeon, a neurosurgeon, or a physical therapist.
To help us accurately identify the nature of your injury, you might undergo one or more of the following imaging tests at our accident clinic:
- X-rays to capture images of your bones and joints, and can reveal any fractures, dislocations, or arthritis.
- MRIs to spot any inflammation, swelling, or bleeding in the injured area.
- CT scans to detect any damage to your brain, spine, chest, abdomen, or pelvis.
In addition to imaging tests, we might also perform a range-of-motion test to measure how far you can move your joints in different directions. This can give us a clear picture of your flexibility and mobility, especially in the injured region. If we suspect any nerve damage or impairment, we will order a neurological evaluation to check your reflexes and sensory responses.
All locations of Icon Medical Centers offer a variety of medical services that can help you recover from a multitude of injuries including:
- Whiplash (caused by sudden neck movement, often from rear-end car collisions)
- Back injuries (like lumbar sprains, thoracic strains, or coccyx injuries)
- Neck injuries (such as cervical muscle strains or vertebral fractures)
- Herniated discs (ruptured or slipped discs in the spine)
- Muscle strains (overstretching or tearing of muscles, common in the hamstrings or calves)
- Ligament sprains (overstretching or tearing of ligaments, often in the ankle or wrist)
- Ankle and foot injuries (Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis)
- Sports-related injuries (tennis elbow, shin splints)
- Slip and fall injuries (wrist fractures, hip contusions)
- Post-surgical injury rehabilitation needs (recovery from surgeries like ACL reconstruction)
- Work-related injuries (repetitive strain injuries, lumbar strains from heavy lifting)
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Knee injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
You might benefit from chiropractic care, which focuses on aligning the spine and can be instrumental in alleviating pain; or you might find relief through physical therapy, where targeted exercises and movements help restore function. We also offer massage therapy for those experiencing muscle tension or soft tissue injuries.
Beyond these hands-on therapies, there might be instances where medication becomes necessary. In such cases, our physicians might prescribe pain relievers to manage discomfort, anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce swelling, or muscle relaxants to ease muscle spasms. Every recommendation, from therapy to medication, is made with your absolute best interest at heart.
Making sure that our treatment outcomes are working the way they should is just as important as the injury treatment itself. Throughout the patient journey, we conduct regular check-ups to monitor your medical progress and see how well you are responding to our treatments. We use various methods to measure your improvement, such as pain scales, functional tests, or imaging tests. Based on the results, we may adjust your treatments as necessary to optimize your healing progress.
Insurance and legal assistance
Some may find it hard to believe but here at Icon Medical Centers, we understand that in order to recover fully after an accident, you need to be as stress-free as possible. When you are dealing with insurance companies or lawyers or worrying about paying your medical bills, it can be difficult to just focus on yourself.
Don’t worry; our accident clinic can take care of these administrative aspects on your behalf. Since we specialize in working with accident victims, we have extensive experience in working with third-party payers, including accident attorneys and motor vehicle insurance providers in Florida. From filing your insurance claims, obtaining your medical records, and coordinating your patient care with your legal representatives – we can handle it all.
In fact, we can also provide you with expert testimony and documentation to support your case. This expertise is especially valuable in Florida, where insurance claims can be particularly complicated.
Real-Life Testimonials and Patient Experiences at Icon Medical Centers
While the recovery process might seem quite clinical on paper, it’s the personal experiences of our patients that truly bring it to life. Rehabilitation success stories of people who have been in your shoes can give you a better idea as to how we can help.
“I was pleasantly surprised at the luxurious treatment I received from the moment I pulled up. I walked in and was welcomed with just the right amount of attention from the super friendly staff. I did not wait long to be called to my room. I specifically enjoyed the fact that the massage was personalized to my specific needs and stress level instead of a generic rub down. I am taking my mom there in a few weeks!” – Rosey.
“I had never been in a car accident and sure enough not too long after moving to Miami someone smashes into our car. We were in need of physical therapy so I did some research and decided to go to Icon Medical. I am very happy with all of the services they provided. The front desk receptionist is so sweet and helpful with any questions we ever had, scheduling appointments, or just helping with my baby when he had to come with me to treatments.
Throughout the duration of my treatment, I had two therapists that both provided excellent care and really helped me recover from my injuries.” – Jae Morales.
“Recovery from a traumatic car accident is never fun but the staff at Icon Medical rehabilitation center in Miami have made it as pleasant as possible. It’s a breath of fresh air to be treated with much kindness and care from the moment I walk in the door to the moment I exit. Thanks to them, my body has steadily been healing.” – Laurie Amado.
“I was in a car accident and received whiplash and back pain. I chose Icon because they have a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon and a chiropractor; so I knew no matter what type of injury I had, it could be taken care of in one place. The first visit and throughout my treatment, their doctors were very thorough and always took their time with me. In a couple of months my pain was gone and my body was back to normal.” – Jason Gobel.
“This is one of the best clinics in Calle Ocho that treats patients like they were supposed to be treated – as human beings, and not numbers. First, the place is ULTRA CLEAN. Next, the staff at Icon is not only knowledgeable in their craft but they do have a “savoir-faire” like in the old days to make each patient feel comfortable and appreciated. They take time for each patient. They never rush me.
The chiropractor I saw gave me an adjustment and it was so powerful and on point in reducing the pain level in my neck and back that when I went to lay in the heating room, I fell asleep almost immediately and caught myself snoring!” – Jacques Albert.
“I had torn my left calf muscle while running and had been treated at Icon Medical. The physical therapy treatments were conducted in the most professional and caring manner. The equipment was state of the art. I was seeing immediately and did not have to wait. The highly qualified physical therapists were nothing but amazing. The treatments enhanced my healing process and enabled me to return back to my physical activities way faster than I expected.” – Tal Roudner.
“I was in a car accident recently and I wasn’t really sure what I should do regarding my recuperation and what the right place would be to go to, but I went to Icon Medical Centers and they took care of everything for me. I didn’t even really know that a place like this existed. I always thought that you would have to see a lawyer then a chiropractor then a neurologist and then who knows who else. But when I went in, they explained how everything works together and I saw that they could help me take care of everything in one place.
Needless to say that they took care of my physical therapy and treating my injuries and of course dealing with my insurance which I didn’t know the first thing about. I’ve been going to Icon for about 3 months now and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. I’m back to feeling ok and they have really made me feel like I am welcomed and even at home.” – Stefano Romero.
Join the Thousands Who Have Found Relief with Us
Whether you have been in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, or are dealing with chronic pain, our team of experienced chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and massage therapists are here to help. We accept a variety of insurance plans and even help with the claims process.
Why wait in pain? Come see us, and let’s get you back to feeling your best. Don’t hesitate to call us at 786-882-0457 or complete this form to schedule an appointment, or you can simply walk into your nearest Icon Medical clinic at your convenience.