We are now open and available to see patients in clinic. JumpStart therapist are also offering telehealth visits. For the safety of our staff, patients, and families we have implemented the following guidelines:

  1. Prior to coming to work each day the staff must self certify that they are fever free, have not had a fever in the past 48hrs, and have not been told to self isolate by a public health agency.
  2. All staff will be wearing the appropriate PPE including masks, and will glove for some manual based interventions.
  3. We have adjusted staff schedules to decrease the overall number of people occupying each clinic at any one time.
  4. Tables have been moved to promote social distancing of greater than six feet.
  5. We are cleaning before, during, and after patients are in the treatment area. This includes anything that may be touched by the patient. Our cleaning guidelines are based on recommendations from the CDC. Staff will be washing their hands before and after each patient treatment.
  6. Patients that are coming into the clinic must complete a screening tool to help prevent the spread of COVID19. This screening questionnaire will be sent to each patient prior to their appointment. The same questions apply to each return visit.
  7. We are asking that only patients come into the treatment area. If a caregiver must assist the patient, then the caregiver must also complete the screening tool.
  8. Any patient or caregiver coming into the clinic must be wearing a face mask from home before entering the building.
  9. Once a patient enters we are asking them to please wash their hands before they start working with the therapists.
  10. In regards to telehealth, we are using a secured platform and can easily send out the link for a telehealth visit with the therapist of your choice. Most insurances are covering this option.

Please contact us via our website or call one of the clinics should you have additional questions and to book your appointments now.

Stay safe and be well.
Dan and Jennifer Connors

Concussions

Jump Start Physical Therapy | Concussions | Natick | Norwood | Newton

Concussion: Direct blow to the head and/or body resulting in abnormal forces upon the brain.

Not only can the physical therapists at Jumpstart treat concussions by improving balance, reducing headaches and decreasing pain and dizziness, we can also perform a pre-concussion screen to establish a baseline. One type of test we use is an Impact Test, a computerized exam that takes 45 minutes. This initial test can be used a s a comparison should a concussion be suspected. In this case, the ImPACT test is repeated and scores are then compared. The health care professionals at Jumpstart can use this to assess potential changes or damage caused by a concussion. The test helps measure verbal and visual memory, mental processing speed and reaction time. The cost and time commitment is minimal for the peace of mind in knowing that if a concussion is ever questionable we can assess and provide the best treatment based on the individual needs. The owners, Daniel and Jennifer Connors, have lectured to local sports teams and are continually receiving the most up to date education on concussion treatment and management.

With a blow to the head or body symptoms can immediately occur or set in gradually hours or even days after the injury. It is therefore important to monitor any athlete suspected of concussion.

When to Seek Immediate Medical Attention:

  • Headache that gets worse and does not go away.
  • Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination.
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Look very drowsy or cannot be awakened.
  • Have on pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other.
  • Have convulsions or seizures.
  • Cannot recognize people or places.
  • Are getting more and more confused, restless or agitated.
  • Have unusual behavior.
  • Lose consciousness (a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously and the person should be carefully monitored).

All Players, parents and coaches should be familiar with the signs and symptoms of a concussion:

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