Physical Therapy Deemed ESSENTIAL by Homeland Security

March 24th, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security has deemed physical therapists as essential critical infrastructure workforce as community based physical therapists assist in keeping people healthy.

As our nation and local communities continue to come together to slow the spread of COVID-19, Chiron Physical Therapy remains open to play our role in helping flatten the curve by addressing your pain and helping you build your immune system.

According to Dr. Matos – an expert in biologic surety who has experience working with the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, and the CDC and has served as a public health emergency officer – “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.”

The immune system is the defender of your body keeping out what needs to be kept out. Commonly seen as the body’s army, your immune system fights disease causing organisms and protects you by cleaning up and disposing of dead or damaged cells along the lymphatic system. A healthy immune system also helps when muscles are initially inflamed as the body sends its “army” to fight the fire and reduce the inflammation. However, the longer one stays in an inflammatory state the more depleted your army becomes leaving your immune system weakened on other defense fronts. Physical therapy helps you to reduce your inflammation and boost your immune system leaving it stronger to fight potential “intruders” elsewhere.

Our doors remain open to serve you and continue with our PERFECT PT and Quality Care you expect of us. We are adhering to CDC guidelines and following local government mandates. We encourage you to take care of yourselves during this time. Please do NOT let financial concerns prevent you from seeking care. Call us and let’s work together to get you better.

Chiron Physical Therapy . . . committed to you, your family and our neighbors ALWAYS.