At Eugene Physical Therapy, success of our patients is always our TOP priority, but recently the CoronaVirus has been challenging to both our local community and abroad which is putting that goal at risk.

TELEHEALTH Physical Therapy

We have chosen to remain open to serve the public in accordance with the
US Department of Homeland Security's position statement on Healthcare Providers.   


Physical Therapists have been listed as part of the "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce"

Per Dr. Matos, "Physical therapists are essential in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. They play a key role in keeping people they can help out of the doctor offices and ER’s. This will not only free up the medical teams to treat those impacted by COVID-19, but also limit the exposure of those seeking the care of the physical therapist."   

- Dr. Matos, is an advisor in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, And Nuclear Defense. Dr. Matos has experience working with the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, and the CDC. He has served as a public health emergency officer for 14 Department of Defense installations and has participated in multiple disease and epidemiologic investigations. Dr. Matos has received extensive training in risk communication in a public health emergency and in exposure investigations.”

WHY IS PHYSICAL THERAPY CRITICAL TO YOUR HEALTH?

  • Being able to improve your physical activity level is critical to a healthy immune system.  
  • Addressing your musculoskeletal deficits will enable you to improve your activity level to have a healthy body, more equipped to fight off chronic pain and disease, in addition to improved sleep and mental health.

  • Avoid the risk of regressing physically, by stopping therapy prematurely.
  • Risk of transimitted disease is low in a PT clinic by the very nature of few employees, compared to other work places with more people.  Most PT practices have social distancing as part of PT general practice with the exception of manual therapy treatments. 


WHAT ARE WE DOING AT EUGENE PT TO REDUCE RISK

  • Patients and EPT staff members that have signs of illness (see below) are required to stay home.
  • Aggressive and frequent cleaning measures of all surfaces and equipment in our facilities.
  • Use of masks (as appropriate by patients and /or staff), in addition to the frequent hand washing/sanitizing.
  • We have temporarily removed any items from our waiting area that could be touched by more than one person (e.g. Pens/magazines/flyers, toybox).
  • Minimized wait times and options to fill out intake forms online (at home) prior to your visit.
  • Limited waiting room occupancy with access to covered upper deck area for additional social distancing space.


Reasons why you should temporarily put PT on hold

  • If you have symptoms of fever, respiratory illness, cough/sneezing.
  • Have been in contact with someone you know to have been diagnosed with the CoronaVirus (COVID-19)
  • Have had any international travel in countries declared as "high risk" countries in the past 14 days


CURRENT UPDATES ON COVID-19

Oregon:   https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/pages/index.aspx

Idaho:   https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/

Washington     https://www.hca.wa.gov/

Montana    https://dphhs.mt.gov/

California   https://www.cdph.ca.gov/

Nevada  http://dhhs.nv.gov/

New York:   https://www.health.ny.gov/