While the coronavirus pandemic continues to be front and center in the news and in the thoughts of many people, other health issues have not gone away. People are still getting back and neck pain, overuse injuries, and hurt while at work. Many of these people would benefit from seeing a physical therapist, but some of them are reluctant because of concerns over COVID-19. Just like every other business and public place, our clinic has made changes to allow us to continue to serve patients while keeping both you and our staff safe. Here are some common changes we have made to reduce the risk of COVID spreading among patients and staff.
Scheduling and patient flow
- We have reduced the total number of people we see each day to allow for social distancing in our office.
- We are using a staggered schedule to avoid people coming in at the same time.
- When possible, we may be using separate entry and exit points.
- We have reduced the number of chairs in our waiting room to maintain social distancing.
- We are screening patients and staff as they enter the building using questions, temperature checks, or other means.
- We have adjusted the flow of exercise in our gym to allow you to have the proper spacing.
- The equipment has been spaced out further than normal to ensure safety.
- We also offer telehealth visits for those that that may be higher risk and feel more comfortable from their home.
If you are in need of PT treatment but are hesitant to go into the clinic, give us a call and talk about what policies and procedures we have in place. To reduce or eliminate going into the clinic, ask about using our telehealth either exclusively or in combination with in-person treatment. This is a time of uncertainty, but people are reacting with flexibility and creativity. Don’t let concerns over COVID keep you in pain or from the treatment you need.