Your Health Is Our Health.
In response to COVID-19 we want to reinforce we take the health and safety of our patients, employees, and community seriously.
Here at Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy we take all extra precautions, follow up to date CDC guidelines, and are considered low risk of exposure.
We also offer alternative options - virtually - for continuing or starting rehab for those who are remaining home.
Board-Certified or Doctorate-trained physical and occupational therapists are available to meet virtually through an online video chat that is secure and easy to use.
A Virtual Option: We understand the need to feel safe and protected before visiting a PT clinic. That’s why we are offering initial screens online.
Here’s exactly what we are doing to keep you and our teams are safe:
- We are continuing our diligent environmental cleaning as directed by Federal and State agencies.
- In addition to continually monitoring CDC, WHO and local health department guidance to keep the most up-to-date Safety and Health policies and practices, we have a long list of ways we are working to keep our clinics a low-risk zone.
- Our front desk team screens patients for symptoms and exposure to COVID-19. Patients who meets these criteria will not be re-scheduled until after a two-week symptom-free incubation period, in accordance with CDC guidelines.
- In line with social distancing recommendations, we are keeping patients separate from each other.
- We wash our hands before and after contact with every patient.
- All staff members wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.
- We are continuing our routine environmental cleaning and using personal protective equipment as recommended by the CDC and our local health department.
- We are sanitizing equipment and surfaces patients contact between patients.
- Our clinics are stocked with hand sanitizer and tissues.
- If a staff member is ill, she/he stays home.
How it Works
You are in Pain
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Call, Click, Text, or Chat to schedule a convenient appointment at the time that works best for you. We'll get back to you right away to schedule your virtual appointment!
Virtually meet with a Board-Certified or Doctorate-trained physical or occupational therapist through online video chat that is secure, HIPAA compliant, and easy to use.
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Our therapists will provide you with instructions to join the meeting, and recommendations for next steps in your recovery and allow you to ask questions about your specific needs.
- A screen is conducted by a Board-Certified or Doctorate-trained physical or occupational therapist, and will address your pain or injury.
- During the screen, the PT/OT will ask about your condition, your previous level of function, and how the condition is affecting your life. For example, when and how did your problem begin? How often do the symptoms recur? What makes it better or worse? After that, the therapist may ask you to sit, stand, or move to point out where the pain occurs. Once your PT/OT gets a clear picture of your situation, you and the therapist will devise a plan for getting your physical therapy scheduled or for monitoring remotely.
- The screen is conducted virtually through Microsoft TEAMS, an online video chat. Our team can walk you through TEAMS access over the phone if you have any questions. It’s also HIPAA compliant, so your private health information is secure.
- We are open for business. While you can choose to stay home, you can also choose to go to somebody you trust, your personal PT or OT at Pappas and Hand Physical Therapy.
- A Virtual Option: We understand that you may not want to visit our PT/OT clinic unless you feel certain it will help and that you will be safe and protected. That’s why we are offering initial screens.
When physical therapy is first, patients have 71 percent lower costs in treating their back pain than patients who seek other types of care first.
This is the number of people who die every day from opioid abuse in the U.S.
When physical therapy is first, the need for opioid prescriptions is 75-90% less likely.
Percentage of Americans who experience back pain in their life.