1. What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of coronovirus typically include:
Shortness of breath
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we ask that you contact your primary care physician for further advice; and in the meantime, as a courtesy to your therapist, our clinic staff, and your fellow patients, please do not come into the office at this time. Instead, please contact us to cancel your appointment and to reschedule when you are allowed to do so by guidelines of SC-DHEC.
2. I'm only feeling a little sick. What should I do?
While it may seem harmless to come in for your treatment if you "just have a little cough" we do ask that you cancel and reschedule your appointment if you are feeling at all sick.
3. I have recently traveled out of South Carolina. What should I do?
As you are likely already aware, there are numerous areas in the US (New York, New Orleans, Seattle, San Fransisco, etc) that have seen many more coronavirus cases than here is South Carolina. If you have traveled out of South Carolina in the past 15 days, we ask that you cancel and reschedule your appointment after a 15 day "self-quarantine" period for your own safety and the safety of patients and staff here at Olympic Physical Therapy.
4. I have been living with someone who has traveled outside of South Carolina or I have come in contact with someone who has been exposed to COVID-19. What should I do?
We ask that you cancel and reschedule your appointment after a 15 day "self-quarantine" period for your own safety and the safety of patients and staff here at Olympic Physical Therapy.
We thank you and we appreciate your willingness to help us with this unprecedented situation.
The Department of Homeland Security Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response includes healthcare services such as Physical Therapists who have a special responsibility to maintain our normal work schedule if we are able to practice within the recommended CDC guidelines which we are doing at Olympic Physical Therapy. Dr Peter Matos has been working with the CDC and states that 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 doctor's offices and ERs. 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.
Wishing you good health,
The Olympic Physical Therapy Team
In the event you wish to make changes to your appointment, please call Olympic Physical Therapy, LLC during normal business hours at 843-216-3534.