Joint Manipulation of Thoracic Spine

Important Updates

Dear Valued Patients,

Given the impact of COVID-19 during this unprecedented period of time, safety measures and procedures have and will continue to be implemented at the clinic to ensure the safety of all our staff and patients. Due to the evolving nature of the situation, we ask for everyone to remain patient with implementing new procedures. Please visit the CDC website for more information on this evolving situation. Made to Move Physical Therapy feels that we must do our community part in containing this viral outbreak.

Starting Monday 3/16, Made to Move PT will be screening ALL patients before checking in and receiving physical therapy treatment. This includes asking you a brief survey and taking your temperature. We will have a station right outside the clinic door. 100.4 is a fever. Made to Move PT has consulted an ortho surgeon and ER doctor for recommendations.

If you don't pass the screening outside the clinic, you will be sent home and advised to contact your primary physician regarding your symptoms. The only way to know if you have Covid-19 is to be tested. DO NOT enter the ER unless you are VERY SICK. You risk further exposing yourself or others. ER facilities are very busy and need to be reserved for those who require immediate care.

Only patients will be allowed in the clinic. All guests need to wait downstairs in the first-floor lobby or in your car. If the patient is a minor, only one guardian may accompany them.

We ask that the following patients hold on therapy for 14 days, per CDC, if any of the following circumstances develop:

Recent travel abroad
You feel ill: Symptoms including fever/chills, cough, trouble breathing
In close contact with someone who is known to have tested positive for Covid-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 OR are certain you've been exposed, we ask that you practice due diligence by contacting us immediately!

If you are over the age of 80, you should seriously consider holding off on therapy all together until this crisis has passed. The statistics are still evolving, but fatality rates are exponentially higher in the 80 and above age group demographic.

If you are over the age of 60 with an underlying medical condition or immunocompromised, (i.e., blood disorders, chronic kidney or liver disease, compromised immune systems, endrocrine or metabolic disorders, current pregnancy) you should seriously consider holding off on therapy all together until this crisis has passed.

Other measures in place at our facility and general reminders:

Per CDC, the virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Waiting room chairs will be spread further apart. Be mindful of maintaining your distance from the next human.

All treatment tables are disinfected after all patient contact, frequent surface disinfecting of all therapy equipment and surfaces throughout the day and before/after business hours. Per CDC, it also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. We ask that all visitors wash their hands before and after therapy in the bathroom or the clinic kitchen. We have hand sanitizer available throughout the facility as well. All staff frequently wash our hands.

God forbid there is an exposure at the clinic, ALL patients that were at the clinic during that hour and hours/days thereafter will be contacted about the exposure.

Thank you for your understanding and be safe out there. Know the facts by going to the CDC website! Most people infected only exhibit very mild to moderate symptoms or no symptoms at all (carriers of the virus).

Michele McCarthy, PT, MSPT, OCS, CHT

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