Name: Paulo Lucius

Owner: Sheslly, “Boss Lady” aka Office Manager, Accident Care Gresham

Paulo Lucius’ Bio: He is a 16-month-old exotic brindle French Bulldog. His name is Paulo Lucius (pronounced Paw-Lo Luci-us), his birthday is May 26th, and you will find him at our Gresham Location!

Paulo has a one of a kind personality. An attention-grabber pup that can be silly, cuddly and stubborn all at once. He loves tshow you his tricks an exchange for treats (preferably chicken or bacon flavored).  He loves puppuccinos and looks forward to scrambled eggs every Sunday. Paulo is athletically built, but loves to be lazy and take his naps throughout the day.

Want more Paulo Lucius? You can follow him on Instagram: @paulo_the_frenchbulldog

While you’re at it, don’t forget to Follow Accident Care on Instagram: @AccidentCareChiropractic

Name: Moose

Owner: Amy, Massage Therapist (and soon-to-be Licensed Chiropractor!) at our Gresham Location

Moose’s Bio: He is 10 years old, he runs everyday, he loves to shred his toys when company is over, he barks at FedEx, but likes UPS!

Job Title: Chiropractic Physician

Clinic Location(s): Gresham 503-660-3552

Where I grew up: Canyon Lake, California

First job I ever had: I worked as an aide in a Physical Therapy Clinic assisting the PT in modality care and scheduling /managing patients.

If I wasn’t a chiropractor, I would be: I knew that I always wanted to help people and I almost went the direction of Paramedic/Fire Rescue.

Favorite Junk Food: All the carbs! Growing up in an Italian household pasta and bread became very common comfort food. I will also never turn down a trip to Salt and Straw for ice cream!

In my free time I like to: Sleep! Having an infant in the house has made me realize how much I miss sleeping. But in reality I love spending time with my wife and son. We love to road trip and travel and spend as much time outdoors as we possibly can.

Favorite Song:  Too many to list and it really depends on the day, but Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd has always been near the top.

Why I became a Chiropractor: From a young age I have always been a bit more reckless than I should have been, and injuries were fairly common. One of the injuries was significant enough to warrant a visit to the Chiropractor that my parents were seeing at the time, and I was fascinated at the sounds and how much better I felt after my first adjustment. Throughout my childhood and adolescence I grew to love sports and played soccer for multiple years before swapping to football and continued seeing my Chiropractor throughout my playing days. After another significant injury caused me to no longer be able to play on the field to my full capacity, I became part of the training staff that responded to field injuries and helped with recovery of these athletes. From this point on I knew I wanted to help people with pain and injuries recover and that I wanted to be in the healthcare field. I have always had a love for Chiropractic and I enjoy to work in a discipline that I love.

Why I love what I do:  It is so often for people that have gone through a trauma or injury to feel that they are never going to get better, or just resign to the fact that way they are feeling has become their new normal. Working close with these patients and seeing the progress both physically and mentally and improving to a level far beyond their expectations has become the driving force in my career. Additionally, I love that I am in a career that is constantly progressing and in a continual state of improvement. As Chiropractors we are tasked with taking the newest and best scientific research to guide how we treat our patients, and I can’t wait to find new ways to be more effective at getting our patients feeling at their absolute best.

Dr. Darren Faherty Chiropractor PortlandJob Title: “Solutioneer”

Clinic Location(s): Gresham, Vancouver/Hazel Dell, Woodburn/Salem, McMinnville

Where I grew up: Southwest Wisconsin

First job I ever had: Golf Caddie

If I wasn’t a chiropractor, I would be: Teaching

Favorite Junk Food: Potato Chips

In my free time I like to: Read

Favorite Song: Kenny Loggins “Danger zone”

Why I became a Chiropractor: I wanted a hands on approach to providing healthcare

Why I love what I do: I love teaching people about their bodies and how amazingly resilient they can be

You will find us in Gresham, just off East Powell Blvd. in between Linden and Juniper Ave.

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Accident Care of Gresham offers Chiropractic care, Massage, Physical Therapy, and more.

Call the Gresham Clinic Direct: 503-660-8552, or just stop in: 790 E Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR 97030

 

We all want to keep our kids as safe as possible, which is why we go to such great lengths to read labels and comparison shop to find the best products for our kids.  Unfortunately, we can’t always protect them from harm.  Even with a car that receives top safety ratings and a car seat designed to protect a child’s small body, a car accident can subject a child’s body to extreme forces, resulting in injury or even death.

The good news is, car seats are designed to provide extra protection thanks to 5-point harnesses, additional padding, and other safety precautions.  Even older kids can benefit from belt positioning booster seats until they are large enough to use the seat belt normally.  According to Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS), such precautions can reduce the risk of injury by 58% in side impact crashes, which tend to be the most harmful to child passengers.

Still, the majority of crashes are front or rear end collisions.  Any time you’re in an accident, you need to understand how your children could be affected.  Here’s what can happen to a child’s body in an accident.

Impact

When an impact occurs, it subjects the driver and passengers to incredible forces that generally cause the body to whip back and forth or side to side, depending on where impact occurs.  For safety reasons, children are often placed in the second row of seats.

This, paired with the use of appropriate car seats or boosters can help to minimize harm to children, but they’re still going to experience at least some impact force, which will cause them to be thrust away from the impact site and then whipped back toward it.  Accidents can also result in broken glass and debris inside the car that can harm child passengers.

Injury

While adults most frequently suffer from injuries like whiplash, traumatic brain injury, and broken bones as a result of car accidents, the injuries most common to children can be a bit different.  Head injuries and concussions also frequently occur with child passengers, but children may also be more susceptible than adults to chest and back injuries, as well as organ damage.

As with adults, the harm done to children is not always clear in the immediate aftermath of an accident, which is why children involved in auto collisions should always be thoroughly examined by medical professionals as soon as possible to diagnose potential injuries and begin necessary treatment.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 6 million car accidents occur each year.  Of that number, about 40% are classified as rear end collisions.  Thanks to advanced safety features, many people walk away from fender benders and even more serious accidents completely unharmed.  However, it’s not uncommon for injuries to result from traffic collisions.

If you are rear ended, any number of injuries could result, but some are much more common than others.  When an accident happens and adrenaline is high, you might not notice aches and pains immediately, but when you are aware of what could occur, you may be more inclined to take inventory and seek medical attention.  Here are some of the most common injuries resulting from being rear ended.

Whiplash

When your car is rear ended, it can cause your head to snap back and forth in a violent motion, damaging the soft tissue of your neck.  This could leave you with symptoms ranging from mild soreness to serious pain and associated side effects like migraines.

The worst thing about whiplash is that it could take days or weeks to realize the full extent of your injury.  Whiplash is the injury most often associated with rear end collisions because victims generally don’t see the accident coming and are unable to brace for impact.

Concussion

Traumatic brain injuries are also common following rear end collisions, and concussions are perhaps the most frequent type.  The sudden snapping motion of the neck and/or a blow to the head could cause your brain to bounce or twist inside your skull.

This trauma can lead to swelling around the brain and symptoms like dizziness, headache, confusion, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and even amnesia.  Some people who experience concussions pass out (although some do not).  You may not realize you have a concussion right away, so it’s best to get checked out by a medical professional.

Broken Bones

When your body is thrust forward during a rear end collision, you could end up with broken bones from hitting the steering wheel, dashboard, or other surface of the car.  It’s not uncommon for broken bones to occur in the hands, feet, ribcage, spine, and skull.

Paralysis

Any rear end collision could result in injury, but at high rates of speed, the outcomes could be much worse.  When serious spinal injury occurs, the result could be some form of paralysis, either temporary or permanent.  It all depends on where and how the spine is injured and the severity of the trauma.

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If you were involved in a Gresham car accident and were injured, then you might need to schedule a chiropractic appointment. Sometimes, the whiplash from a car crash can strain muscles and joints that you didn’t even know you had. While some of these issues can be addressed by your body healing itself, you might still require the services of a professional to assist you with adjusting and working out the tension of your muscles. If you’ve already scheduled a chiropractor appointment after being involved in an auto accident, then you probably want to know a bit more about what to expect when you show up at your chiropractor’s office. Read more

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