*Updated November 16, 2020*
As cases continue to rise in Washington state, we remind all of our patients that we require them to wear a mask and practice social distancing in our South Sound Physical Therapy clinics. These new guidelines do not affect our clinics, as we will continue to be open and operating as we have been throughout the pandemic ensuring proper scheduling around capacity restrictions and social distance guidelines. We are using the CDC's recommended cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and ensuring social distancing throughout the day between patients and staff at all of our neighborhood locations.
If you have any questions or concerns due to the rise in cases and how your care or treatment plan is impacted, we invite you to call your clinic.
*Updated July 17, 2020*
Here at South Sound Physical Therapy, along with our family of brands, we have had to take a hard look at how we serve our patients. We have implemented the necessary protocols to ensure that patients are able to receive the same exceptional care as always, while maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
We are committed to your health, which is why we want to share exactly what we are doing in our clinics to ensure everyone’s safety.
*Updated July 9, 2020*
- Masks are now required in all public places effective 06/26/2020 per the WA State Governor, this includes your neighborhood South Sound Physical Therapy clinic.
- All employees & patients must wear a mask when entering and exiting the therapy building and for the duration of their treatment.
- If you have a medical reason that prevents you from wearing a mask please notify your therapist or front desk prior to arrival.
*Update March 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM*
In light of COVID-19 concerns South Sound Physical Therapy is offering additional options for our patients comfort and safety.
South Sound Patients can now take advantage of our on-demand virtual treatment with their providers. We are now offering Telemedicine via secured phone calls or online video chats with our licensed Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Hand Therapists and more. We are proud to offer a convenient alternative to having to going to a clinic in-person.
Are you interested in continuing your South Sound Physical Therapy care virtually and experiencing the following benefits?
- Access to Medical Professional
- No interruption of your current treatment plan
Already seeing a South Sound Physical therapist but Social Distancing keeping you from attending your appointments?
Schedule your Telemedicine appointment by clicking below to start seeing your therapist today. Please note you will be directed to our partner IRG Physical & Hand Therapy's website for scheduling a Telemedicine appointment with your South Sound Physical Therapy provider.
SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT
*Updated March 16, 2020 at 2:30 PM*
Dear South Sound Physical Therapy Patients,
With the evolving news regarding COVID-19 in our area we wanted to inform you that patient health and safety is a top priority for us here at South Sound Physical Therapy. With that said, all South Sound Physical Therapy clinics will remain open at this time. If you are healthy, and have appointments scheduled with us, please continue to be seen by your provider.
Our goal is to partner with our patients to achieve overall wellness. In light of the current COVID-19 concerns, we want to take this opportunity to update you on the precautions that we are taking at our clinics to ensure your (and our) health, safety, and well-being.
We are following updates regularly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local government agencies regarding any updates and protocols. South Sound Physical Therapy's Policy and Procedure for Infection Control COVID-19 has been updated as of 3/16/2020, and will updated daily upon new information to conform to the requirements set by the CDC, and our local and federal governments. Rest assured South Sound Physical Therapy's number one priority is everyone's health and safety. We continue to take extra precautions daily to ensure the cleanliness of our facilities.
How can you prevent from becoming Infected ?
The CDC recommends:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
• Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
If you answer YES to any of the below question please stay home (you will not be charged for your cancellation) and urge you to reach out to your Primary Health Physician if symptoms persist.
1.) Have you had a fever in the last 24 hours?
2.) Do you have respiratory symptoms like a cough or shortness of breath?
3.) Have you had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19?
*Updated March 9, 2020*
To our valued South Sound Physical Therapy patients,
With the evolving news regarding COVID-19 in our area we wanted to inform you that patient health and safety is a top priority for us here at South Sound Physical Therapy. We are following updates regularly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local government agencies regarding any updates and protocols needed.
Our company has always practiced infection control policies and deep cleaning of shared equipment between each use. During this time we are increasing the frequency and extent of these cleanings. South Sound Physical Therapy follows all rules and regulations to ensure that all staff are trained on the prevention and development and transmission of infection. All personnel are oriented to the infection control policy at hire and annually.
Although we are actively responding to this public health issue, we are still working hard in all of our locations where therapy, rehabilitation and wellness continue. Our staff is doing an incredible job remaining calm, staying positive and keeping up normal daily routines as much as possible so our patients can feel safe and focused on their goals.
If you are concerned about symptoms or possible exposure, please stay home and contact your health care provider. During this time if you or a family member is sick and needs to cancel an appointment, our company will be waiving any last minute cancellation fees as long as you call to let our office know prior to appointment time.
Yours in health,
South Sound Physical Therapy