In a Pandemic, What Should You Expect at Your Visit to The Joint
Updated: July 15, 2020
By Martin Henderson
During these days of self-isolation, and increased awareness of health and hygiene, The Joint Chiropractic is doing its part to let patients know that it’s taking every precaution to ensure your health while you continue to use our services.
Everyone has to be adaptable and The Joint Chiropractic, its staff of chiropractors and wellness coordinators are no different. Personal healthcare is our business, and we’re always cognizant of that. We understand amidst a national emergency that we are all presented with unique challenges, which is why The Joint Chiropractic wants to remind our patients they can continue to take advantage of our care while we continue our efforts to help flatten the curve.
Requests of Patients
We are asking that our patients monitor their health and, if they experience signs or symptoms of the flu or coronavirus (COVID-19), they refrain from visiting the clinic for 24 hours after the symptoms have resolved.
While in the clinic, patients are asked to abide by well-documented safety precautions such as using hand sanitizer or hand washing facilities, avoid touching their faces after contacting surfaces, and sneezing or coughing into their elbows, instead of their hands. If they want to wear a mask, that’s perfectly fine with us.
During this important time, we are asking our patients and doctors to make some special considerations. Where and when possible, patients are asked to not bring guests with them during their visit and, if they do, to have them wait in their car. We are also removing all non-essential waiting room items -- including items provided by The Joint. Lobby chairs and chiropractic tables are spaced six feet apart to comply with the current recommendations of social distancing. We are also reducing the number of patients allowed in the adjustment bay, in order to increase the space between work areas and patients.
Requests for Our Doctors
The Joint Chiropractic has always paid attention to community health and cleanliness, and like many others, we’re doubling down. Not only is hand sanitizer available to our chiropractors between adjustments, but it’s also available to patients. For the comfort of other patients, doctors have also been directed to wash their hands after working with patients wearing excessive lotion, perfume, or cologne.
It goes without saying that we ensure our equipment, and the environment we provide, is as clean as our patients expect. But we have increased our cleaning routines for commonly touched areas or equipment, so you can rest assured that we are wiping down the adjusting table, and as always, replacing face paper on the head piece after each patient.
We realize chiropractic is a hands-on practice, but we have adjusted how we do our adjustments. Our doctors have also been asked to use different adjusting techniques to reduce the close, face-to-face setups and close patient contact where and when appropriate.
If you’re interested, more information about coronavirus can be found on CDC and WHO websites, but a good place to begin is on The Joint Chiropractic’s new information page about coronavirus.
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