The Safety of In-Home Physical Therapy During the Pandemic

the safety of in-home physical therapy during the pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease.

The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one may think. Fortunately, Therapy Choice is still able to provide care for homebound patients, without them having to travel to a clinic and risk contracting the illness.

For more information about how your loved ones can stay safe while still receiving the necessary care, contact us today.

How are we still working?

While stay-at-home orders are still in full force, essential workers such as ourselves are still able to provide care for patients who need it. 

As some may know, the Department of Homeland Security has deemed physical therapists as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, Therapy Choice will still be traveling to see patients at their homes during this time, while taking the necessary precautions to make sure everything is sanitary, and everyone is safe.

As Homeland Security states, “If you work in the critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”

How are in-home services safer?

We understand that there is a lot of fear and uncertainty during this time. However, we can assure you that we are taking the necessary steps to make sure our patients are as safe as possible while they are being treated at home.

For starters, in-home therapy decreases a lot of the risk associated with contracting the disease. One physical therapist will travel to the patient in need, which will limit the number of people congregating in the same area at once and greatly decrease the risk of anyone passing any contagions to fellow patients.

Additionally, we will be following strict sanitary protocols by making sure every surface we are working with is thoroughly cleaned and wiped down at all times. This will decrease the risk of any potential germs lingering on surfaces.

Our physical therapists will also be thoroughly washing and sanitizing their hands between visits for patients. At Therapy Choice, we would like to bring you some peace of mind in knowing that we are taking health protocols very seriously and will be doing our very best to ensure the highest levels of cleanliness and caution at all times. 

If you would like to know more about our health practices for visiting patients during the quarantine, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Contact us today

At Therapy Choice, we are still here to make sure our patients are receiving everything they need. For more information about how your loved ones can still receive the care they need during this time, or to inquire more about our health and safety practices during the lockdown, contact us today.

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