Joint Effort: Coronavirus

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WORKING WITH YOUR COMFORT LEVEL! N E W S L E T T E R

• All patients are advised to wear masks—if they don’t have one, I will show them how to make their own • All staff members wear masks when within 6-8 feet of patients • All staff wears gloves for any personal contact treatments • Patients may request a private room • No more than 3 patients in the clinic at a time • All patients and staff observe 6-8 ft of social distancing at all times • If exercising, each patient must remain at the exercise station until instructed to move • Each exercise device is disinfected immediately after each use • All clinic treatment areas are disinfected every day

We are now offering private, one-on-one, treatment sessions for people concerned about social distancing. We have implemented strict sanitation standards. If you are hurting, we want to help. We also offer telehealth and e-visits upon request through the Joint Effort App.

What we are doing in the clinic to ensure the health and safety of our patients and team:

• All patients are stopped at the entrance to have their temperature taken and to answer the following questions • Have you had a temperature? • Have you traveled outside of the state or country? • Have you been at any large gatherings or church? • No visitors are allowed in the waiting area • Gloves are available for patients who choose to wear them

Call us at 501-781-2701. Limited times are available.

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JO INT EFFORT PHYS I CAL THERAPY I S ST I LL SERV ING YOU DUR ING THI S DI FF I CULT T IME

INSIDE:

• How Can I Know I’m Safe In Your Clinic? • The Many Benefits Of Spring Cleaning

• Staff Spotlight • Exercise Essentials

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one may think. Fortunately, we have you covered. As some may know, the Department of Homeland Security has deemed physical therapists as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, Joint Effort Physical Therapy will remain open and seeing patients during this time, while taking the necessary precautions to make sure everything is sanitary, and everyone is safe. As Homeland Security states, “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” For more information on our safety practices for treating patients during this pandemic, and/or how your appointments might function differently, don’t hesitate to contact us. Physical therapy is still necessary Among other essential services, some of the most beneficial services we offer at Joint Effort Physical Therapy include:

• Essential post-surgical care (for non-elective and elective surgery)

• Critical post-neurological episode out-patient rehabilitation

• Imperative gate keeper screening for patients, who may otherwise be unnecessarily entering emergent healthcare facilities At Joint Effort, we know we have an obligation to our community, now more than ever. Physical therapy can not only help the body heal as quickly as possible, but it can also help combat illness. The individualized stretches and exercise we prescribe for your treatment plan are great ways to boost your immune system. When your body is in shape, it quite literally has more strength to fight off unwanted viruses. Aiming for at least 20-30 minutes of physical activity a day can help strengthen not only you, but your immune system as well. Additionally, our physical therapists can help with nutritional services, which can prove to be a difficult task for many when distancing at home. Having a diet that is heavy on fruits and vegetables is perhaps one of the best ways to boost your immune system. The essential vitamins found in many fruits and vegetables are key to making sure your immune system is as healthy as possible.

Essentially, at Joint Effort Physical Therapy, we are still here to help you with whatever you may need – give us a call today.

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HOW CAN I KNOW I ’M SAFE IN YOUR CLINIC? We understand that there is a lot of fear and uncertainty during this time. However, we can assure you that we care taking the necessary steps to make sure our patients are as safe as possible while they are being treated at our clinic.

For starters, we will only be allowing 3 patients in our clinic at a time. This will limit the amount of people congregating in the same area at once and greatly decrease the risk of anyone passing any contagions to fellow patients. Additionally, we will be following strict sanitary protocols by making sure every surface in our clinic is thoroughly cleaned and wiped down with hospital-grade sanitizer at all times. This will decrease the risk of any potential germs lingering on surfaces. We are able to maintain social distancing, and are taking everyone’s temperature before they enter the clinic. Our staff will be wearing face masks for any personal contact with any patient. Gloves are available for every patient. We are currently adhering strictly to CDC guidelines recommending face masks for all public gatherings. If you don’t have a mask, we will show you how to make your own from household materials. Although we know the hesitation is still there when entering a public place, we would like to bring you some peace of mind in knowing that we are taking health protocols very seriously and will be doing our very best to ensure the highest levels of cleanliness and caution at all times. If you would like to know more about our health practices for staying

open during the quarantine, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Without hesitation, I can say that being in this clinic is one of the most sanitary places you can be right now. If you are still uncertain, we have the ability to perform telehealth visits through our new Joint Effort App. Consult with a physical therapist today For anything you may need or any questions you may have, our physical therapists are here for you. Schedule a consultation with Joint Effort Physical Therapy today to discuss your questions, concerns, and needs at this time.

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THE MANY BENE F I TS

IMMUN I TY BOOST I NG GRE EN SOUP

• 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional) • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth • 1/2 cup coconut milk • Salt & pepper to taste • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice For garnish: • broccoli florets, lightly steamed • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, thinned with milk • Chia seeds

Allergy Symptom Reduction

A thorough cleaning can greatly reduce the amount of dust in your home, which is helpful since about 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

INGREDIENTS • 3 Cups baby spinach or super greens blend • 1 clove whole peeled garlic • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced

Cleanliness Produces Happiness

• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

Maybe you don’t enjoy the process of cleaning, but the end result will leave you smiling. A 2010 study at the University of California, Los Angeles even found that having a clean home can improve your mood and reduce your risk of depression.

DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients (except those for the garnish) together using a high speed blender. Heat over stovetop until steaming hot. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.

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PAT I ENT SUCCESS SPOT L I GHT

STAF F SPOT L I GHT

“I RECOMMEND JOINT EFFORT PHYSICAL THERAPY TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS ANY TYPE OF THERAPY.” “This is the best place I have ever been to. Rob explains why he is doing each thing and what it is for. He and Gretchen personally help you when you are having a problem. I recommend Joint Effort Physical Therapy to anyone who needs any type of therapy.” - P.A.

MEGAN , PAT I ENT REPRESENTAT I VE Megan is our Patient Representative. She is the one that will call you to check-in and most likely one of the first faces you will see when you arrive to the clinic. Megan was born and raised in Avery, Texas. She moved to Arkansas for college in 2012 but is fairly new to Hot Springs. When Megan is not working she enjoys reading, cooking, and being outdoors. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to catch up, feel free to give her a call!

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OF SPR I NG CL EAN I NG

EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S

Declutter and Do a Good Deed by Donating

Helps Relieve Back Pain

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An essential part of a successful spring cleaning is getting rid of old items that are no longer used or worn. Apply the rule of thumb that if you haven’t made use of something in a year, it’s time for it to go. Fill bags and boxes of things, then donate them to a local charity so they can still be beneficial to someone else. Giving to others is an act that is associated with greater self-esteem, lower stress levels, and overall happiness.

PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks. Good stretch if you sit at a computer all day

Saxbe, DE and Repetti, R. “No place like home: home tours correlate with daily patterns of mood and cortisol.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. January 2010. Accessed 4 April 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/pubmed/19934011.

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