At Farnsworth Physical Therapy, we take our patient’s health and safety very seriously. You may have some growing concerns about the corona virus (COVID-19), and the good news is that our clinics are considered a low risk of exposure. We are taking tangible steps to help prevent the spread of disease and protect our patients and staff. We are sharing some of the steps we are taking and are encouraging you to do the same. Remember, just because you aren’t at risk for serious health issues related to the Corona virus doesn’t mean that you aren’t a carrier and a risk to someone who is. Following these suggestions can be a good step towards minimizing the spread of the virus.
STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE SICK
A key point is keeping people who are ill away from other people. Therefore, we have instructed any staff feeling ill to remain at home. We are asking the same of any patients feeling ill.
PRACTICE PROPER HAND & WRIST HYGIENE
Wash your hands – and your wrists- often. Our staff regularly wash their hands between patients, but we are placing extra emphasis on this. We ask patients to wash their hands, or use hand sanitizer, before and after treatment.
COVER YOUR COUGHS & SNEEZES WITH A TISSUE
Please cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If no tissue is handy, sneeze or cough into a bent elbow. Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing regularly.
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE OR MOUTH
People frequently touch their eyes, nose or mouth without even realizing it. Try and eliminate this behavior, particularly after touching objects or being around someone who is coughing or sneezing.
CLEANING & DISINFECTION IN OUR CLINIC
We have always practiced good cleaning and disinfecting protocols and have increased the frequency and depth of those efforts. Rest assured that we are paying extra attention to items that are frequently touched.
We understand that this is a time of uncertainty and fear, and we want you to feel safe in our office and in our community. As with any part of your treatment, if you have questions or concerns, you may speak to your physical therapist about them at any time. Please remember to look out for not only yourself, but also for others as well. We look forward to continuing to provide the best care possible for our patients.