Our Mission-To Improve Human Lives: Those of our patients, each other, and our greater community.
The Jackson Clinics, LP, is a locally owned physical therapy practice in multiple locations throughout Northern Virginia. We specialize in outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. Our therapists and assistants possess advanced clinical skills in spinal disorders, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and peripheral joint problems, including rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries and foot and ankle pain. We also have specialty programs in breast cancer rehab, vestibular rehab, pediatrics, post-cancer rehab, aquatic therapy, and women’s health.
Our practice was founded in 2005 by Richard and Anna Jackson with two goals. First, we set out to be a regional practice to serve the needs of the Northern Virginia community. Second, we wanted to be a model practice in all respects; clinical care, education and research. Simply stated, we have a desire to be the best practice that we can be.
Being a Regional Practice
We started with four locations and have grown to 14. Why did we set out to be regional practice? A regional practice gives us the ability to meet the various needs of the people we serve; physicians, patients, and insurers. Consider the following questions and answers. Do we offer advanced clinical services? Yes. Do we participate with virtually all insurance carriers? Yes. Are we near where you live? Yes. Do we have educational programs in place that foster excellence? Yes. Do we supply the reporting that physicians and payers need in a timely manner? Yes. Do we utilize advanced technology in all aspects of our practice? Yes. Are we involved in our communities and do we give back to our communities? Yes.
Where We Are Going
We took a huge step in 2009 towards being a model practice with the establishment of a Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency program, one of only two in the state. Our program was credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2010. The program was started to promote advanced clinical skills within our organization. The Residency program has an educational component comprised of 30 days per year of physical therapy education that covers virtually every area of the body. Educators come in from all over the country to teach our staff evidence based clinical orthopedics. These courses are open to all of our staff, not just our Residents. In addition, the Residency program has a research requirement which brings research into our everyday practice. The Residency fosters excellence among our staff, and provides them with an ongoing vehicle for professional growth.
In 2010 we were awarded the “Practice of The Year” award by the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This award is given annually to one practice in the country that demonstrates excellence in practice and an enduring contribution to the practice of physical therapy.
Also, in 2010, we launched our service initiatives in Africa. Starting in Ethiopia, we have grown this initiative to include projects in Kenya and Ethiopia. Click here for detailed information.
Our Quality & Consistency
Quality and consistency of care are the cornerstones of our practice. Everything we do as a company is directed towards developing and fostering these behaviors. Quality means doing things that work. We design programs of care that have been proven to be effective treatment interventions. You can expect individualized, hands on care.
Consistency is achieved because all professional staff use the same evidence based evaluation formats in assessing your condition. It is the evaluation that guides the treatments chosen for you by the therapist. Further, we understand that two things are required for you to improve. First, patient education is essential. You must understand your condition. Second, the therapist cannot do it all. You must be an active participant in your care.
Community service has always been a hallmark of our company. We encourage our employees to give back whenever they can and raise awareness for great causes. Volunteering, donations, and education are integral parts of our community.
The United States spends nearly double on health care than that of the next most costly nation, yet we rank thirty-first among nations on life expectancy, thirty-sixth on infant mortality, twenty-eighth on male healthy life expectancy, and twenty-ninth on female healthy life expectancy. Something needs to change.
Improving the U.S. health care system requires simultaneous pursuit of three aims, commonly referred to as “Triple Aim”:
At The Jackson Clinics we look at the Triple Aim initiative as follows:
- Exceptional patient experience by concentrating on the six dimensions of health care performance, (safety, effectiveness, patient-centric care, timeliness, efficiency and equity). At TJC we approach each patient as an individual with unique needs and goals. The clinical care staff works as a team to promote effective care, efficiency and timeliness. The patient is the center of our attention, as are the patient’s individual goals.
- Better health for our patient population through measureable quality outcomes. We compare our outcome data to a national database to ensure that we deliver exceptional, evidence based care for every patient.
- Reducing per capita cost of care. This links with the second item listed above. We strive to have our outcomes for cost of care less than the national averages in all categories by developing evidence based, patient centric plans of care.