YOUR HEALTH IS OUR TOP PRIORITY
Last Updated: August 20th 2020
Wright Physical Therapy is here to assist in keeping people healthy; physical and occupational therapists are essential in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. We play a key role in keeping people we can help out of physician offices and hospitals. This will not only free up the medical teams to treat those impacted by COVID-19, but also limit the exposure of those seeking care for treatment that a physical or occupational therapist can provide. For those patients who do not need surgery at this time, or if surgery has been delayed, we are here and ready to help get you better.
Preventing the Spread of Illness
Wright Physical Therapy is taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of these viruses and encouraging everyone to take actions to stay healthy. We are continuously keeping up to date through local and state officials and through the CDC to ensure all proper guidelines are followed inside all of our locations.
Our clinics remain open and continue to serve our patients and communities. We continue our diligence and focus around the health and safety of our team and patients. We recommend that everyone follow simple, yet effective, everyday protection practices that remain the best way to control all communicable diseases.
Here are the steps we are taking to help to prevent infection and the spread of the virus.
- After each patient encounter, we are washing our hands with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Strategically placed equipment inside all clinics to practice safe social distancing with patient care
- Only patients and staff will be allowed in our treatment floor and waiting rooms during their treatment
- To better protect our team members and patients, we are screening each patient at check-in.
- Informational displays and precautions inside each clinic to ensure guidelines are followed
- Washing our hands after every time we cough or sneeze.
- Avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Avoiding shaking hands – Use of other non-contact methods for greeting
- Regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces such as; mats, treatment tables, exercise equipment, computer keyboard and mice, pens, phones, light switches, door handles, faucets, etc.
- All treatment tables are sanitized between each use and sanitized signs are placed on treatment table to identify santization
- Fully launched Telehealth and Wright at Home services to continue to treat patients in the comfort of their home.
- Face masks are required to be worn by both staff and patients inside our clinics
How you can help us maintain a safe environment for yourself and our patients.
- Before you start treatment please take a minute to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin.
- If you have symptoms of any respiratory infection (e.g., cough, runny nose) please take appropriate preventive actions (e.g., wear a facemask upon entry to contain cough).
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Avoid shaking hands – Use of other non-contact methods for greeting
- If you have a fever please call to reschedule your appointment once you have been fever-free for 24 hours.
“APTA encourages PTs, PTAs, and students to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak by following CDC guidance to minimize exposure in the clinic and practice social distancing by avoiding large social gatherings. At the same time, we know that our profession plays a crucial role in the health of our society, and there are people in our communities whose health will be significantly impacted by disruption to care.” Source – https://www.apta.org/
For additional information regarding the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov. We will continue to monitor credible sources for new developments and maintain open communication with our team and patients. If you have any questions, please reach out to any of our locations.
Yours in health,
The Staff of Wright Physical Therapy