COVID-19 Safety at Progressive
The CDC currently recommends that the outpatient physical therapy centers such as Progressive stay open during the course of this pandemic as they feel we are essential for "flattening the curve" by reducing the load on hospitals, emergency departments and urgent care centers. While we are remaining open during this time, we are taking extra precautions and measures to ensure the utmost safety of both our patients and our staff. The extra steps are detailed below.
While we are remaining open and taking extra measures to ensure safe and sanitary environment, we encourage any patients who do not feel safe continuing with therapy to contact their therapist to discuss any alternatives.
How to Protect Yourself and others while in our Clinic
The best strategy to reduce the risk of becoming ill with pandemic influenza and other illness is prevention, and when possible, to avoid crowded settings and other situations that increase the risk of exposure to someone who may be infected. Some basic hygiene and social distancing precautions be used in every workplace and at home to reduce risk.
Fortunately, the patient’s we treat are not coming to our clinic because they are sick. Our patients have pain or functional issues versus illness. We are encouraging patients that have had a recent illness or feel ill to stay home. We are taking all the necessary precautions by keeping our facility and equipment as clean and safe as possible. We have taken additional steps in areas that we feel are at more risk.
Please stay home if you are sick, especially if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, head or body aches, rash, chills, fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, diarrhea and/or vomiting. We will gladly reschedule your patient visit when you are feeling better.
Hand sanitizers are available throughout our facility for staff and patients. If you have a cough, surgical masks are also available to patients and staff. Additionally, maintain a healthy lifestyle, pay special attention to rest, diet and exercise. Relaxation also helps maintain physical and emotional health.
Additional recommendations and requests for patient’s:
Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands, either in the bathroom or with one of our hands sanitizer stations upon entering and exiting the clinic.
Avoid close contact and shaking hands with other patients in the clinic.
Please feel free to ask that the electronic device used for entering patient information has been cleaned and sanitized before use, but we can assure you we are sanitizing these after every use.
We have digital thermometers available and you may ask to be checked for a temperature for safety. Also, if you are feeling ill please notify us so that we can take your temperature to ensure your safety and the safety of others in the clinic.
If anyone else is sick in your household, or if you have had close exposure to someone who is ill, we would also ask that you stay home at this time so that you do not transmit illness to someone else.
Don’t touch any part of your face with your hands, especially your eyes nose and mouth.
Cover your cough and sneeze and wash your hands immediately after coughing or sneezing.
Please do not bring food or drinks in the clinic.
Please do not bring in food or drinks for our staff.
Visitors and children; You may bring one visitor with you for transportation purposes. Otherwise please do not bring friends or family members (especially if they are sick or have been sick) with you to your visit unless it is absolutely necessary. We ask that visitors do not remain in the building or in the waiting room during your visit Children: We love children, but, keep them safe and do not bring them to your physical therapy visit and put them at risk unless it is absolutely necessary