We are opening up availability starting May 4th with extra precautions, scaled back hours and limited staff to maximize social distancing within the space we have. We still offer telehealth as well and have been getting great feedback on its effectiveness.
IF IN CLINIC: Here are the precautions we are taking for the safety of our staff and all our patients
We ask of you:
Do not come if you feel even mildly unwell- including any of the listed COVID-19 symptoms
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Travelled outside the US within the last 2 weeks
1) Come into the clinic alone if at all possible
2) Bring as few personal items into the clinic as possible
3) Wear a mask (homemade or otherwise is fine)
4) Wash your hands upon entering the clinic and upon leaving the clinic. You may be asked to enter or exit out of a different door.
5) Remain 6 feet from the reception desk
Text or call us when you arrive 425-497-8180 and we will text back when your PT is ready for you to enter the clinic. (This will prevent people from crossing paths in waiting area)
We will scan your temperature when you arrive before you go back to the treatment room
The Staff at PT Pro:
- None of our team members come to work if they’re feeling ill for any reason. They are asked to monitor their temperature daily before leaving home and while in the clinic.
- Mask and gloves are provided to all staff members for use
- Staff will adhere to social distancing standards from one another and from patients when not performing manual techniques
- As always staff will wash hands before and after each patient
- All rooms and any equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each use
- Our front office will be cleaning door handles and common areas frequently
- We will be alternating rooms to allow for ventilation and thorough cleaning
- We will only be working at 50% of our capacity to allow for distancing and staggering scheduling as possible minimize people in the office
- We will make full use of our private treatment rooms which allow for distancing and privacy
- We will tightly monitor number of people in gym (Limiting to 2 at a time only (PT and patient) but avoid gym use when possible
- We will try to do as much scheduling and administrative processes over the phone or electronically
We will be slightly exceeding CDC recommendations for our criteria for a patient or employee to return to the clinic after confirmed COVID diagnosis.
A patient or employee may return to the clinic after a COVID-19 diagnosis: 1) you have MD clearance, no fever x 24 hours AND at least 14 days has passed since symptoms onset OR 2) you have a negative COVID-19 test, no fever x 24 hours AND 10 days has passed since symptom onset
Persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 who never develop COVID-19 symptoms may discontinue isolation and other precautions 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA
PTPro criteria for returning to the clinic as a patient or employee is based on CDC information and the recommendations below published as of July 20, 2020.
Studies have NOT found evidence that clinically recovered persons with persistence of viral RNA have transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to others.
Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. Specifically, researchers have reported that people with mild to moderate COVID-19 remain infectious no longer than 10 days after their symptoms began, and those with more severe illness or those who are severely immunocompromised remain infectious no longer than 20 days after their symptoms began. Therefore, CDC has updated the recommendations for discontinuing home isolation as follows:
Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
- At least 10 days* have passed since symptom onset and
- At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms have improved.
*A limited number of persons with severe illness may produce replication-competent virus beyond 10 days, that may warrant extending duration of isolation for up to 20 days after symptom onset. Consider consultation with infection control experts.