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Certified DOT/CDL Physical Examinations

Dr. Izzo is a Certified Medical Examiner in Northeast Philadelphia for the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration.  We provide affordable DOT/CDL physical examinations, drug and alcohol testing.  To accommodate our busy drivers, we offer same day and/or walk-in appointments during our office hours Monday through Friday.

Safety First: It is mandated by federal guidelines that every commercial diver passes the DOT physical exam. The purpose of this test is to check whether a potential driver is fit enough to drive safely at the present time as well as in the foreseeable future. Passing the exam successfully usually means you only have to take the exam once in 24 months time.  In some instances this period might be shortened because of medication/s (usually blood pressure) or serious health issues.

PLEASE REMEMBER:

Drink Water:  Be able to give a urine sample upon arrival.  Urinalysis is a required part of the DOT physical exam.

Documentation:  Photo ID or any other health related forms/letters/prescriptions from your doctor(s).

Plan Ahead:  Avoid sleep deprivation & caffeine the night before and morning of testing (especially if you are concerned about your blood pressure or are on blood pressure medication).

Chiropractic and Physiotherapy

Our goal is to provide treatment that is gentle, safe and highly effective through various treatment procedures available and implemented according to the individual patient comfort level.  Specific conservative treatments include:  Diversified spinal manipulation, activator manipulation, 90/90 lumbar traction, myofascial release technique.  Physiotherapy modalities include interferential therapy, ultrasound, hot and/or cold compresses, orthotics and heel lifts.

We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques.  Dr. John Izzo in Northeast Philadelphia has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.


Corrective Exercises

At Rhawnhurst Chiropractic in Northeast Philadelphia, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as low back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.


Lifestyle Advice

Many of our patients come to see Dr. Izzo  in Northeast Philadelphia to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. He will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.


Nutritional Counseling

What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling with Dr. Izzo in Northeast Philadelphia can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our office, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.


Spinal & Postural Screenings

There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. John Izzo in Northeast Philadelphia can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being.  If significant postural problems are found, x-rays may be necessary for specific diagnosis.  Corrective measures can include spinal manipulation, exercise therapy, orthotics and/or heel lifts.