updated April 10, 2023
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.
We have chosen to remain open to serve the public in accordance with the
4/10/2023: As of this day, both Washington and Oregon Health Authority’s lifted the requirement for mask use in all health care environments. Eugene Physical Therapy (EPT) staff remained open every day during the first 2 years of the COVID crisis when other facilities were closed. Many of the public were left without access to Physical Therapists at that time. EPT staff rose to this need to see those in need in and our surrounding communities.
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?