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

Newsletter Video, December 2016

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Getting Started

Once you find a physical activity that’s a good match for you, you’re ready for action! But be sure to pace yourself. Each session to condition your heart and lungs should include the following:

Warmup (5 minutes). Start your physical activity session at a slow to medium pace to give your body a chance to warm up and get ready for more vigorous walking. Gradually increase your pace by the end of the warm-up period.

Slowly increase your physical activity time until you reach your goal of 30 to 60 minutes daily. To condition your heart and lungs, you should engage in your activity in your “target heart rate zone.” (See “Tracking Your Target Heart Rate” below). But don’t focus on big goals in the beginning. If you haven’t been active in a while, you might start with just 5–10 minutes of activity per day—or whatever amount of time you’re comfortable with. Build up gradually. Enjoy yourself.

Cool down (5 minutes). After being active, slow down gradually. For example, if you’ve been swimming, begin to do your stroke more slowly, or switch to a more leisurely type of stroke. You can also cool down by changing to a less vigorous activity, such as moving from jogging to walking. This process allows your body to relax gradually. Stopping abruptly can cause dizziness.

Finding Your Target Heart Rate Zone

As you become more physically active, how will you know whether you’re improving your heart and lung fitness? The best way is to track your target heart rate during your activity. Your target heart rate is a percentage of your maximum heart rate, which is the fastest

Heart Rate Zone Table
Age Target Heart Rate Zone Maximum Heart Rate: 100%
20100–150 beats per min.200 beats per min.
2598–146 beats per min. 195 beats per min.
3095–142 beats per min. 190 beats per min.
3593–138 beats per min. 185 beats per min.
4090–135 beats per min. 180 beats per min.
4588–131 beats per min. 175 beats per min.
5085–127 beats per min. 170 beats per min.
5583–123 beats per min. 165 beats per min.
6080–120 beats per min. 160 beats per min.
6578–116 beats per min. 155 beats per min.
7075–113 beats per min. 150 beats per min.



Sample Walking Program

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Disclaimer

The information in this video is intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.