Dear valued clients,
In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 developments and as per the recommendations from our public health authorities, the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, we are currently restricting our practice to those with urgent needs. We hope this will mean fewer patients attending walk-in clinics and emergency departments to reduce the spread of the virus and to reduce the demand on our health care system.
“Based on the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the provincial and municipal governments, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association recognizes that, in most outpatient settings, clinics should be closed to respect the social distancing protocols being rolled out across the nation. In support of the recommendations by Public Health authorities to optimize social distancing, we recommend that physiotherapy services in the community only be offered to patients with urgent needs.
Those whose care and services can be postponed, or can be provided virtually, we strongly recommend doing so until at least after March 30.”
Our clinic is following all precautions outlined by public health authorities including daily screening of staff, active and passive screening of clients, social distancing within our waiting areas and clinic space, frequent hand washing, as well as repeatedly disinfecting equipment and surfaces.
As rehabilitation professionals this has been a very difficult decision for us as we realize that many of you rely on us to help manage your pain and improve your quality of life. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for any urgent inquiry. We will be checking our phones and emails every morning to respond to all your questions.
Physiotherapy Clinics of North Bay:
Active Running and Therapy Centre
Gateway Physiotherapy Centre
Manual Physio Solutions
Martel and Mitchell Physiotherapy & SportMED+ Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Danielle and John, Co-owners of Symetrics
For Immediate Release
July 5, 2019
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