DPT Sport is committed to keeping our patients and employees safe during these unprecendented times. As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we are keeping up to date with federal, state, and local infection control guidelines and adjusting as necessary to protect all. Physical therapy services have been deemed essential healthcare services and have been encouraged to continue to operate in order to keep patients healthy and out of hospitals, emergency rooms, and urgent care settings. Physical therapists are considered the preferred expert musculoskeletal providers that save our health care system millions of dollars while keeping our patients off of the operating table and off of dangerous opioids. We want to take the opportunity to share more details about the comprehensive measures we have implemented while we remain open.
In addition to our practice remaining open for in-office visits, we are also offering our patients the option of a secure, HIPAA compliant interactive telehealth video visit from the convenience of your home or work setting for those who prefer to be treated remotely Click here to learn more
Our Commitment to Keeping Our Clients and Team Safe
All those who enter the clinic will be screened with a no touch infrared thermometer. In addition, every patient will be asked the following screening questions: a) Do you have symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath, b) Have you traveled outside of the country in the past 14 days, c) Have you had close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19. If the answer is yes to any of these questions, our staff will work with you to reschedule your appointment as a telehealth visit until you are no longer deemed a potential health risk to others. For those with serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease or other concerns about in-office visits, we offer telehealth as an alternative. If you have any doubts about whether you should attend your appointment, please call the clinic before arriving for your visit.
CDC Recommended Mask Use and Social Distancing
The CDC recommends face mask use for infection control when individuals are in close proximity and/or in public settings when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. All patients and staff are required to wear a clean mask upon entering the building. If you do not have one, we are happy to provide one to you.
In addition, each patient/clinician pair will remain in either a private treatment room or appropriately social distanced from all other individuals in the clinic.
COVID Testing of Employees
Due to our location within the K-B Community and heightened protective policies, all employees of DPT Sport, as well as employees of the K-B Community and other medical practices on campus, are COVID tested each week.
Limiting the Number of Visitors
We are limiting the number of people in our clinic. Only essential family members or caregivers (i.e., if patient has memory/cognitive deficits or requires assistance with translation) will be allowed to accompany a patient into his/her visit. Due to our location in the King-Bruwaert Community and their COVID guidelines, we are currently limiting treatment to those who are 18 years of age and older. We have suspended all visits from others, including students, outside vendors, and non-essential staff. Your Doctor of Physical Therapy will be happy to accompany you or your loved one into the building should physical assistance be needed.
Enhanced Sanitary Protocols
In addition to reinforced hand hygiene of both our team and our clients, increased frequency of cleaning throughout the clinic has been implemented, with special attention to high touch surfaces. All equipment, mat tables, and surfaces are thoroughly cleaned after each patient use. Our pillow cases, sheets, and patient gowns are professionally laundered. Additionally, we have also installed AHAM/HEPA-certified UV-C light air purifiers in each room to continuously filter the air.