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Physicians Wixom MI

Physicians practice medicine and promote human health through the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries. See below to find local physicians in Wixom that give access to patient care improvement, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, preventive medicine, as well as advice and content on patient's health status assessment.

Dwight Orthopedic Rehabilitation Company
(248) 560-7761
29600 Wixom Rd
Wixom, MI
Promotion
Refer a family member or friend and receive a $25.00 gift card!
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists - Commerce Center
(248) 671-4844
8896 Commerce Rd
Commerce Township, MI
Hours
Monday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Lymphedema Program, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Union Lake PT
(248) 716-3751
2455 Union Lake Rd
Commerce Twp , MI
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Manual Therapy, McKenzie Certified Clinic, Neurologic Certified Specialist, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Pediatrics Certified Specialist, Physical Therapists, Sports Certified Specialist, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Women's Health Certified Specialist, Workers Comp/Rehabilitat

Excel Rehabilitation Services
(248) 662-5996
39500 W Ten Mile Rd
Novi, MI
Promotion
Call us now for an immediate appointment, NO Waiting Lists! Mention Physicaltherapists and receive a free screening!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Healthstyles Services-South Lyon
(248) 587-7251
301 S. Lafayette St
South Lyon, MI
Promotion
Call us today for all of your rehabilitation needs - we look forward to hearing from you!
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists - Wixom Walled Lake Center
(248) 574-4373
29822 Wixom Rd
Wixom, MI
Hours
Monday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Lymphedema Program, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Excel Rehabilitation Services
(248) 716-5877
1501 North Milford Rd #201
Milford, MI
Promotion
Call us now for an immediate appointment, No Waiting Lists! Mention Physicaltherapists and receive a free screening!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists - Novi Center
(248) 939-8609
39885 Grand River
Novi, MI
Hours
Monday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Lymphedema Program, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Northville Physical Rehabilitation
(248) 567-2195
300 E. Cady Street
Northville, MI
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists - Northville Center
(248) 924-9571
133 W Main St #120
Northville, MI
Hours
Monday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Lymphedema Program, Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Miscellaneous Medical Questions

 



Fatigue

Q.I recently rode Paris Brest Paris, perhaps you know about this ultimate 1200k endurance cycling event. I did not make it to the finish but did make it 1100k, in about 82 hours (which meant I had 8 hours to do 100k...) I was not dehydrated nor was my blood sugar low. I rode 26 hours before sleeping for 5 hours (good sleep) and then 22 more before 3.5 hours of sleep. The third day I felt good, riding at dusk I became very fatigued, disoriented, even hallucinated. I made it to a control, got 4 hours of sleep, thought all would be well. Started riding at 6 am, could not stay awake, tried napping by the side of the road, and I guess did not look like I was doing so well as someone called an ambulance. My blood pressure was OK, pulse was 45, slightly low for me. As I plan to do this and make it in 2007, any advice for legally dealing with this sort of fatigue? I tried caffeine, amazing how little caffeine does once one reaches this level. Does what happened to me indicate any condition or syndrome or lack of some nutrient? Is there a quick fix when one gets this (I know sleep... other than that) low?

A. The short answer is "no". I doubt there are any supplements that would prevent this from happening. Even when you eat just right, there is a limit related to your own physiology that reflects metabolism at the cell level. On another day, it might be a breeze and yet you would have done nothing differently as far as training. Good luck in 2007.

Avoiding the Flu

Q. I bike about 100 miles a week. With the upcoming flu/cold season, will altering my diet in any way prevent or reduce my chances of catching a cold/flu? If I get a cold/flu, will altering my diet in any way reduce the length of time I have a cold or flu? Will regular moderate exercise during the time I have a cold/flu reduce the the length of time I have a cold or flu, make it worse, or do nothing at all?

A. There is no evidence that diet supplements will reduce your chances of getting a viral URI or upper respiratory infection ("the flu"), although a regular, moderate exercise program does appear to provide some protection. If you do get a viral URI, zinc lozenges will cut down the duration of symptoms. During the early phase - when you are having aches, chills, and perhaps a fever - it is best to back off on your training or riding program. There has been suggestive evidence that continuing to push during this time can lead to additional problems.

B12 Injections

Q.I am a competitive rider 46 Years old. Can you give any clarification on using large doses (3cc) at a time of B12. Are there proven benefits to this?

A.I believe any benefit would only be a placebo response. There is no physiology that would support this (unless you have pernicious anemia) not any scientific evidence.

Osteoporosis

Q.I have been told to exercise to avoid osteoporosis (which runs in my family). Will cycling do the trick?

A.We're discove...

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