COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY AT
KIRBACH PHYSICAL THERAPY
Dr. Alex Kirbach here. I just want you to know that your health and safety is my #1 priority. COVID-19 has impacted all of us and our communities more than anyone could have predicted. I want all of you to know that I am doing everything I can to help protect you and your loved ones, help prevent the spread of this pandemic.
I am constantly monitoring and updating COVID-19 safety guidelines as new information is released.
To help ensure everyone's safety I am implementing specific screening precautions before each visit, including temperature checks of each patient.
COVID-19 PREVENTION BUNDLE
AVOID CONTACT WITH OTHERS IF SICK
Before every visit you will be asked the following screening questions:
Have you been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
Have you been told by a public health official that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
Since your last visit, have you experienced any of the following symptoms?
Shortness of breath
Or at least TWO of the following?
Repeated shaking with chills
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
New loss of smell or taste
Your temperature will be taken prior to each appointment and recorded in your EMR.
A forehead temperature of 98.4-99.3 degrees F is considered a fever.
If you answered YES to the above screening questions, or have a fever, you will be asked to convert your visit to a virtual TelePT visit.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
Per WA state requirement, face coverings are required in all public spaces. Face masks are required for all in-person treatment visits.
If you do not have a mask, I can provide you with a disposable surgical mask, or a sanitized cloth/fabric mask for you to use during your session.
Except when needed for manual therapy and examination, tactile cueing, distances will be kept to at least 6' when possible
I ask that each patient wash his/her/their hands with soap and water BEFORE and AFTER your appointment.
ENVIRONMENT AND EQUIPMENT
All equipment (treatment table, massage gun and tools, exam measurement tools, weights, etc) are sprayed and wiped down with a disinfectant certified to kill coronavirus before and after each treatment session.
I will continue to monitor any new information about COVID-19 and adapt the health and safety practices as needed to reflect the latest guidelines from WHO, CDC, DOSH, The Governor's office, the APTA and APTA WA.
These updates will be communicated to you as needed.
I look forward to continuing to provide superior concierge physical therapy services in the comfort of your own home to keep you healthy, active, and enjoying life during these difficult and trying times.
Please, do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns about your care at Kirbach Physical Therapy.
Dr. Alex Kirbach, PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist