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Motion Medical Group physicians are board certified and have nurses and scribes who complement and assist physicians for efficient care. Focusing on both treatment and prevention, Motion Medical Group health care providers offer personal and professional medical care for you and your family.
No matter where you are in life, we are here for you. With multiple locations and a team of allied health professionals and staff, Motion Medical Group offers an array of services throughout the Temecula and Murrieta communities.

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Sports Medicine

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, manage a chronic medical condition, or simply want to overhaul your eating habits, changing your diet for the better is one of the best ways to improve your overall health. From our state-of-the-art medical offices, we strive to demystify the complex science of nutrition, giving our patients sound nutritional guidance designed to set them up for long-term dietary success, whatever their specific goals may be.

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of healthcare that deals with the treatment and prevention of injuries sustained during exercise. That’s a pretty broad definition, though. Imagine going out for your morning jog and feeling a burning in one foot as you run. A doctor who specializes in sports medicine would have additional training that provides insight into conditions that tend to affect runners, such as plantar fasciitis.

Sports medicine covers many avenues of care. You might see our team to create a strategy to get physically fit, for advice on maintaining a proper weight, or to get a diagnosis for your sore foot. You might also make an appointment for a physical you need to play on a sports team. Those appointments would all fall into the category of sports medicine.

What are some common sports injuries?

Sports medicine is a very broad term, but there are some common injuries seen in this service. Concussions are a real concern in sports. When a player suffers a concussion, it is very important that they get immediate medical care.

There are also connective tissue issues that come up frequently in sports medicine such as:

  • ACL tears
  • Sprains
  • Splints
  • Strains

Ligaments hold bones together and can overstretch during game play. Muscle strains are another common complaint. An overworked muscle can tear affecting performance and causing pain.

Is sports medicine just about treating sprains?

Many teams hire sports doctors to work with the players both on the field and in the gym. We see athletes in the office, as well. Individuals come in seeking treatment for an injury or advice on how to improve their strength, flexibility, or stamina. In some cases, players that are part of a team also have our physicians as their primary care physician.

Does a sports doctor work with teams or individual patients?

A specialist in sports medicine does more than just treat injuries. The ultimate goal is to prevent them. Our team works with athletes to create training programs that keep them playing and off the sidelines. Most sports medicine specialists are also primary care, family physicians, or even orthopedic surgeons, so their focus goes beyond the occasional sprain to full wellness care.

What does it mean to offer men’s health care?

The men’s health care service provides support for the unique medical challenges men face, as well as covering basic care issues. Men’s health is about developing a collaboration that includes wellness, screening, proper diagnostics, and treatment options. This service would include:

  • Urology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopedics
  • Primary Care

It’s a comprehensive care plan created with men in mind.

Does men’s health mean screening for prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is certainly a concern for men, especially as they grow older. During an exam, the doctor will look for prostate conditions like:

  • Prostatitis
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Prostate cancer

There is more at stake with men’s health than the prostate, though. This service covers everything from heart disease to testicular cancer. The focus is on all the basics along with conditions specific to men.

What should you expect from the men’s health service?

Along with basic examination, the men’s service will include a regular screening of prostate and testicular health with:

  • A physical exam
  • A digital rectal exam
  • A prostate-specific antigen test

We can also help with low testosterone problems that can lead to:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive
  • Frequent mood swings

Are there conditions that tend to affect men more than women?

The support of men’s health services isn’t that exclusive. As your family healthcare team, we treat conditions that affect both men and women like:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure

We will also screen men for some conditions traditionally associated with women such as breast cancer.

Is the men’s health service perfect for older men?

It’s not a service limited to older men. The men’s health service deals with conditions that affect young men such as testicular cancer. It is usually first diagnosed between the ages after age 20 and before age 40. Early detection and treatment will improve the odds of survival for most men.

Men’s Health

Motion Medical Group provides a comprehensive men’s health service as part of our full-service programs for patients. Supporting men’s health means offering screening procedures for conditions that are exclusive to men, such as prostate cancer. Our team provides a confidential environment, allowing men to get the quality health care they need.

Casts & Splints

Any sports activity comes with the risk of fracture and injury, along with others such as serious sprains or ligament tears, that requires casting. As a sports medicine specialist, we spend more than our fair share of time applying casts to various limbs and joints to properly position and stabilize the injury to ensure healing and comfort during the healing process.

What does casting mean?

Casting is a method used to provide rigid immobilization to an injured part of the body, encasing anything from a broken big toe to a fractured ulna. The orthopedic cast works as a shell to stabilize the anatomical structures underneath it.

The ability to properly apply a cast is a very specialized skill, one that takes both training and practice. There is a lot to consider when strategizing cast placement such as the health of the skin and soft tissue, along with the location of the injury. In some cases, a cast may not be the best choice for immobilization and a splint might be more practical.

Why is a cast necessary?

A cast does two things. It provides stability to the injured elements like bone fragments or a joint and the cast protects that area from further trauma. When you have a broken foot, for example, even just walking on it can cause more injury. Left without proper immobilization, the sharp edges would move up and down with every step causing more trauma to the foot. A proper casting secures those edges so the whole foot can heal.

What goes into making a cast?

The doctor and his staff start by covering the injured site with a stockinette the same length as the cast to protect the skin. Next, soft cotton padding is rolled around the stockinette to provide further skin protection and to create pressure on the fracture to help with healing.

The plaster or fiberglass material is wet when wrapped around the cotton and this is what creates the shell that protects your limb. It will start to feel rigid after about 15 minutes but it actually takes longer for the cast to fully set. If it is a plaster cast, it might actually take up to two days to finishing drying.

How is the cast applied?

A cast is usually made from either plaster or fiberglass bandages. Plaster is a bit old-school these days, so fiberglass material tends to be more popular. It’s lighter and dries much faster than the conventional plaster casts.There are advantages to the plaster material, though. Fiberglass tends to be difficult to mold, whereas plaster is flexible and shapes easily, so it fits snuggly.

What is a DMV exam?

The DMV exam, sometimes called the DOT (Department of Transportation) physical, is a medical examination required to obtain a commercial driver’s license. In other words, if you want to pursue or continue working as a professional driver of any kind, you need this periodic exam to get CDL medical card and keep it active. CDL licenses are required for truck and bus drivers and other jobs that put you behind the wheel for a living.

What can cause you to fail the exam?

There are medical restrictions that can keep you from obtaining a CDL license and it is a federal mandate that you must pass the medical exam to qualify. There are numerous conditions that may cause you to fail your DOT physical but there are exceptions available for hearing impairment, controlled diabetes and other medical problems. Even if you have some medical issues, you may still qualify for at least a modified CDL.

What are the medical restrictions?

The basic requirements to pass the DOT physical are federally designated, so each state follows the same rules. They include:

  • Eye test: Having at least 20/40 vision with or without corrective lenses
  • You cannot be color blind
  • Hearing test: Able to hear a whisper at a distance of five feet
  • BP levels must be below 160/100
  • Diabetes: No insulin-reliant diabetes requiring regular insulin shots
  • Blood sugar: Must be 200 or below
  • You cannot test positive for a Schedule 1 drug

What happens during the exam?

A complete physical that starts with taking a medical history. The exam itself will include:

  • Full vital signs: Including blood pressure
  • A vision test
  • Examination of the eyes, nose and throat
  • Listening to the heart and lungs
  • Checking for spinal deformities
  • Neurological exam
  • Check the abdomen
  • Check for a hernia

The doctor will also do a urine test for drugs. There are 5 drugs they test for:

  • Amphetamines
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Cocaine
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

What happens after the exam?

After completing the exam, we will fill out the necessary forms for the DMV and provide proof that the doctor is licensed to conduct the test. The medical certification is good for two years.

DMV Physical

Our physicians are fully qualified and licensed to perform physical exams for the Department of Transportation. This physical examination along with the required urine test is necessary for anyone looking to qualify for a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Once complete, we can fill out and sign the medical certification you need to get, and/or keep a job driving commercial vehicles.

Nutrition Coaching

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, manage a chronic medical condition, or simply want to overhaul your eating habits, changing your diet for the better is one of the best ways to improve your overall health. From our state-of-the-art medical offices, we strive to demystify the complex science of nutrition, giving our patients sound nutritional guidance designed to set them up for long-term dietary success, whatever their specific goals may be.

What is Nutrition Coaching?

Nutrition coaching is a comprehensive service designed to simplify a complex subject, so that you can fully understand what constitutes good nutrition, and ultimately, feel empowered to make healthy food choices on your own. Nutrition coaching can help you learn how to separate fact from fad, as well as how to put the latest nutrition-related medical information to practical use in your daily diet. Before they create your first healthy eating plan, our top-notch team take several factors into account, including: your lifestyle, physical condition, medical needs, and food preferences. Nutrition coaching includes:

  • Expert nutrition information and advice
  • Educational materials
  • Individualized dietary recommendations, including a full meal plan
  • Information on nutrition labeling
  • Food shopping tips and nutritious recipes
  • Tips on how to eat out healthfully

Who can benefit from Nutrition Coaching?

Simply put, anyone who wants to improve their diet can gain from nutrition coaching, because people tend to be more successful at making healthy lifestyle changes when they have professional support. Nutrition coaching is most often recommended for patients who want to lose weight, but optimal nutrition can also be used to help improve low energy, sleep problems, and a variety of other health problems, including:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Allergies
  • Celiac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

While a fine-tuned diet can go a long way in improving many health conditions, it can also help prevent many of those same problems. Taking control of your diet can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and many forms of cancer.

What can I expect?

During your initial nutrition consultation, we will review your medical history, including any medications and supplements you may be taking, before diving into your specific nutrition goals. We’ll also try to get a sense of your physical activity, energy levels, stress levels, sleep patterns, and gastrointestinal function. To get a snapshot of your current diet, you may be asked you to write down everything you ate within the past 24 hours, at minimum. If you can keep a food diary for several days leading up to your first appointment, it will allow us to more accurately identify any trouble spots so we can offer specific tips to get you started. Shortly after your initial appointment, you’ll receive a customized, comprehensive diet plan. To keep you on track between appointments, our team uses Nudge Coach, a phone app program that helps you stay accountable and allows them to monitor your progress.

How is the cast applied?

A cast is usually made from either plaster or fiberglass bandages. Plaster is a bit old-school these days, so fiberglass material tends to be more popular. It’s lighter and dries much faster than the conventional plaster casts.There are advantages to the plaster material, though. Fiberglass tends to be difficult to mold, whereas plaster is flexible and shapes easily, so it fits snuggly.

What is involved in a physical exam?

There are no absolutes when it comes to physical exams, but Motion Medical Group believe in being as thorough as possible. Our approach might depend on whether you are a new patient or a long time patient getting your yearly physical.

Generally speaking, the exam will start with your medical history. The doctor will talk with you about past illnesses, how you’re feeling, and also about how things are going at work or school, and in your home life. We will also do a visual exam checking for any signs of problems that may need more attention.

At every appointment your vital signs are recorded. These include pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. Our team recommends even healthy people have their blood pressure checked at least every two years.

The physical part of the physical exam means a thorough assessment of your body that includes:

  • Checking your heartbeat
  • Listening to your breathing
  • Examining and palpating the head, neck, and abdomen
  • A look at the throat, tonsils and teeth
  • Listening for bowel sounds
  • Checking the skin for dermatological problems or disease

The physical will also include a neurological exam that allows the doctor to test the reflexes and muscle strength.

Are physicals different for men and women?

There are some differences between genders. For men, the exam may include things like checking each testicle for growths or tenderness and a prostate check. Women will usually see a gynecologist for things like a breast or pelvic exam. These checks are not always part of the basic physical that you might get when starting a new job or school year.

What are the lab tests done?

Our team will decide if any lab work is necessary. Standard lab tests for a physical exam might include:

  • A complete blood count (CBC)
  • A chemistry panel: Showing electrolyte balance and organ function
  • Urinalysis: For diabetes and kidney function

Depending on your reason for the exam, the doctor may order a test for drugs, as well. If there are risk factors for diabetes or heart disease, he may request more tests such as a lipid panel or cholesterol test. Any lab work will help pinpoint specific problems that might not show up otherwise.

Physicals

We’re available to conduct physical examinations whether they’re for entry into a sports program or a new job. A comprehensive physical is one of the best preventive tools a doctor has. It goes beyond a quick wellness check, by involving a medical history and possibly lab tests to ensure you’re healthy and up to the tasks ahead.

TB Testing

If you’re taking a job in the healthcare industry, a school, or child care facility, you may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) test. Motion Medical Group provide a variety of testing services that employers or state law may require. The goal of TB testing is to determine if you have been exposed to tuberculosis, a contagious infection that attacks the lungs. Without this testing you won’t get the care you need, and you may spread the disease to many other people.

What is tuberculosis?

In the 20th century, tuberculosis (TB) was the leading cause of death. Modern day medicine has made great strides in eradicating this illness but it is still found in all corners of the world. It is an airborne infection, meaning it spreads just like the common cold.

If you are exposed to TB there are few symptoms at the start. The organisms that cause TB grow very slowly in the lungs, which is why this particular illness is so dangerous. You can have TB in your lungs and spread it to everyone in your life and never know you are sick.

How is the TB test performed?

If you’ve had a false positive result in the past or if you have ever had TB, then you should let us know. You will probably have a positive reaction to the skin test. A rash on a patient’s arms makes it difficult to get a clear reading of the test results.

What happens if there is a positive result?

A true positive reaction is more than just redness. A firm bump will form under the skin. That bump is measured as part of the test. But positive test does not mean you have the infection. A chest x-ray will be ordered just to rule out active disease and may do a sputum culture — a test of the thick fluid in your lungs and airways — as well.

Who needs a TB test?

The need for a TB test varies. The most common reason for testing is employment in healthcare. Our team might decide to test you if you have night sweats, a cough, and weight loss, which are some of the symptoms of TB. If you have HIV you should get a TB test as you are in an “at risk” group. Anyone who has spent time around someone with the disease should also be tested for TB.

Who should not have a TB test?

The TB test is a skin test. A small amount of the antigens for this infection, called purified protein derivative, are injected just under the top layer of skin, usually on the inside of your forearm. A reaction within a few days at the injection site shows exposure to TB in some cases. It’s not a foolproof test and it doesn’t tell you whether or not the infection is active.