The health, safety and well-being of our patients is our highest priority. The staff at Arvada Physical Therapy Professionals have been working diligently to maintain a safe environment for our patients while providing the highest level of care.
As we move forward we want to outline our commitment to your safety and introduce new policies that we’ve implemented based on new CDC and Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 as relates to your experience at our office.
STAFF AND THERAPIST POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Arvada Physical Therapy Professionals Physical Therapists will:
- Practice social distancing in all of our common spaces.
- Thoroughly clean and wipe down all touchable surfaces in treatment rooms after use of the room, including, but not limited to: treatment tables, chairs, treatment tools, doorknobs and handles.
- Thoroughly clean waiting areas.
- Exercise exceptional personal hygiene practices including frequent hand washing between each patient and using hand sanitizer when needed during patient visits.
- Wear masks while in the clinic.
- Wear gloves upon patient request.
- Remain at home if exhibiting any symptoms of illness. As needed we will contact you to reschedule your appointment.
PATIENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Arvada Physical Therapy Professionals patients will:
- Contact us to reschedule their appointment if they or anyone in their household have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or are exhibiting symptoms of illness including, but not limited to:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
(Please note that this list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.)
- Wash or sanitize hands upon arriving and before leaving the clinic.
- Follow social distancing guidelines in the waiting areas.
- Wear masks or face coverings at all times when in the clinic. Patients are encouraged to bring their own whenever possible.
- Wear gloves during their visit if they have a compromised immune system or are in the at-risk group. Patients are encouraged to bring their own whenever possible.
- Be fever free for 24 hours before coming into the clinic.
- Agree to having their temperature checked at the start of their appointment – if a fever of 100.4 or greater is detected, the appointment will be rescheduled.
- Encourage helpers / drivers who might be accompanying them to appointments to wait in their cars as we are trying to limit the number of people who are not patients in our clinics. If the patient is a minor (under 18), a legal guardian is welcome to accompany them to their appointment. Translators will also be permitted at appointments when necessary.
- Bring their own water containers to fill up at their appointment as needed.
We will continue to update our policies as the situation changes.