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, October 2020

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References for this month's newsletter video:

Merritt Hawkins 2017 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times

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These references suggest that treatments commonly provided by physical therapists are a great first choice.

Physical therapy won't cure everyone.

Some need more aggressive care.

However, physical therapist directed care is natural, affordable in comparison to many other treatment approaches, and easy to access... in most cases, we can see you for your first visit within 24-48 hours.

Neck pain - exercise and possibly manual therapy/laser therapy are helpful

Shoulder problems - exercise therapy is helpful for rotator cuff problems, impingement, and frozen shoulders

Tennis elbow - in the short term, physical therapy is more effective

Carpal tunnel syndrome - physical therapist directed care was as good as surgery in this study of women with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Low back pain - there are numerous articles about the effectiveness of physical therapy, lower cost, and access.

Hip arthritis - when research data is pooled, scientists have concluded that land-based therapeutic exercise programs can reduce pain and improve physical function in patients with hip arthritis.

Knee arthritis - most patients will benefit from manual therapy and exercise

Meniscus tear - among patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, PT was noninferior to APM for improving patient-reported knee function over a 24-month follow-up period.

Achilles tendinitis - mid-portion tendinopathy responds well to progressive resistance exercises.

Plantar fasciitis - this research demonstrated that orthoses, exercise, and manual therapy was helpful.

Take-Home Message

When it comes to most neuro-musculoskeletal conditions/diagnoses, there is research to support seeing a physical therapist first for natural, conservative care. Sometimes physical therapist directed care is effective.

With some patients, physical therapy is not effective and additional, more aggressive treatment is necessary. We understand this and support this line of reasoning.

We are not saying or suggesting that physical therapy is the one or only solution for any particular diagnosis.

Our point is simple. Try natural, conservative care first that is in most cases, more affordable, has little to no side effects, and is readily available (i.e. we can start treatment with you in the next 1-3 days). This is the care provided by our physical therapy team.

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.