How We Are Keeping Our Patients Safe in The Time of The Pandemic
August 25, 2020 |
How We Are Keeping Our Patients Safe in The Time of The PandemicWhile COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways, we are committed to making our clinic safe for visits. We want to ensure our patients’ and staff’s health, wellness, comfort, and safety are our top priorities.
Here are some of the measures that we implement:
Safe Scheduling and Workflow
Physical therapy usually requires in-person appointments and procedures. While this has always been the case, the coronavirus pandemic has necessitated the need for some changes. We have considered several safety options for patients to enter the clinic and await their appointments.Telehealth is now available. This is the safest way for you to get your physical therapy within your home.
Mask is a Must
We require both our staff and patients to wear masks before entering the clinic and strict sanitation protocols are important. Hand sanitizers are available at the entrance and several other locations within the clinic. Everyone is required to wash and sanitize their hands.
We screen all the patients for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the clinic. Each person will be scanned and we use specialized tools, such as a non-touch thermometer, to screen the temperature and a pulse oximeter to check for oxygen saturation.
The number of patients allowed in the clinic has been reduced to meet the 6 feet distancing. When you visit our clinic, you will see markers, such as lines on the floors in both the waiting and treatment areas. Furniture and machines also have been arranged in a way that supports social distancing. Patients sitting in chairs are also separated by the same distance.
We have taken additional measures to ensure that our facility is clean and safe for all. We make sure that all our machines and equipment are sanitized always. Common exercise tools which include treadmills, cardio, bikes, cable columns, and reformers are cleaned and sanitized from time to time. Areas including waiting rooms, restrooms, and treatment rooms are also cleaned regularly focusing more on touched surfaces like handrails, armrests, and doorknobs.
Watch for Symptoms of Covid-19
Our clinic follows the recommendation of the CDC and the World Health Organization. We have paced written communication of symptoms that patients can see upon entering our clinic.
Have you had any flu symptoms in the last 14 days?
Do you have a cough, high fever, or shortness of breath?
Do you have muscle pain, chills, and sore throat?
Have you lost a sense of smell or taste?
Do you have diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea?
Get medical care immediately if you notice the severe symptoms below:
Pressure or pain in the chest
Not able to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
We are here to help…
Here at our clinic, we are open and willing to help you improve movement and manage pain. Our purpose is to provide patients with preventive care, rehabilitation, and state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of conditions.
While doing all these, rest assured that our clinic is continuing to follow the CDC and World Health Organization guidelines and recommendations to help stop the spread of the virus.