Coronavirus and our Communities
Your health is our priority.
In light of the ongoing COVID- 19 developments, we want to ensure our patients continue to make progress toward their goals and recovery. Staying on track with your plan of care is important now more than ever, which is why we are staying committed to your wellness and safety during this uncertain time.
PT SOLUTIONS IS STILL OPEN
- As many states experience a surge in COVID-19 cases and re-institute shelter-in-place orders, our clinics remain open based on the March 19thmemorandum issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security detailing that Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy are all recognized as essential services, allowing us to continue to care for you and your family.
- Increased sedentary activity and increased levels of stress resulting from the current pandemic and social distancing have the potential to intensify symptoms for those suffering from chronic pain. By remaining open, we are providing a safe and effective treatment option opposed to medicinal alternatives.
As many elective surgeries are being postponed, there is an even greater need for therapists to continue to help relieve pain and manage symptoms as patients wait for their surgeries to be rescheduled.
- There are many conditions physical therapists can help treat to help avoid the need for a hospital visit. We will continue to do our part to alleviate the burden currently being placed on our hospitals and urgent care teams.
- As an alternative option to coming to a clinic in person, we are offering Telehealth virtual appointments in select regions to allow patients to receive treatment in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Learn more about virtual appointments here.
CONTINUING YOUR CARE IS IMPORTANT
- As you train or exercise, you build strength, endurance, and power, but when you stop exercising, those effects can deteriorate quite rapidly. While home exercise programs are helpful, they don’t have the same impact as in-clinic treatment. Our therapists can provide a more comprehensive assessment to update your plan. This is especially important for our patients who are post-operative or at risk for falls.
- In uncertain times, feelings of anxiety and depression can significantly hinder a rehabilitation program. Physical Therapists have been identified as professionals who can effectively deliver exercise interventions to help patients suffering from anxiety and depression. Accurate assessment and application of exercise intensity is vital for these conditions.
- For our patients who are immunosuppressed or cautious about coming in, select regions now offer Telehealth virtual appointments. Virtual appointments allow patients to continue receiving quality treatment and plan of care progression during shelter-in-place orders.