CornerStone PT & Wellness Center - June 2020

JUNE 2020

CORNERSTONE Monthly

77 Brant Avenue, Suite 101, Clark, NJ 07066

CornerstonePTNJ.com

732.499.4540

Cornerstone PT Patients

Not long after our statewide stay-at-home order was issued, I got a message from a patient I had treated in the past. Her husband had a history of back problems, and his back was really bothering him. Their daughter also had some knee pain: She’d gotten off the couch wrong and twisted her knee. They were trying to figure out how to access physical therapy — their pain wasn’t going to go away by itself, not even in a pandemic. Fortunately, we still had options for providing physical therapy: I could talk them through exercises over the phone, we could do a video call, or they could come into our clinic where we had arranged the space to keep people separate from one another and enforce social distancing. WE’LL FIGURE IT OUT TOGETHER

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essential service, and we were proud to be available for them. Some of our patients had scheduled surgery before the pandemic, and they needed to do physical therapy in order to heal and function again. For others we treated, an injury or pain showed up while they were at home. They needed physical therapy to get better and recover. For all the people who needed us, we figured out ways to provide treatment and give peace of mind to those who need physical therapy to feel good again. With being home and sitting a lot more over the last couple of months, it is important to ease into our favorite summer activities. I’ve also seen a lot of people get outside on walks and runs to stay active and mobile. This is a great way to get moving, and with a little stretching and warming up, you can enjoy these activities and remain injury-free. We’re so glad you’re part of our community. Please continue to be safe and stay well, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions — or even if it’s just to say hello.

I reassured them, “Whatever you need, we’ll figure it out.”

Seeing that message reminded me of how important connection is. Through all of this, seeing your messages asking about exercises you can do at home and how you can access physical therapy have all helped me stay positive and motivated. You are why we do what we do. Over the last couple of months, as we’ve navigated the effects of the pandemic, our mindset has focused on providing whatever our patients need to recover, heal, and get beyond the pain. I guess we’re pretty good at it because we do this every day in our jobs — we help our patients get to the core of the pain, injury, or immobility so they can get back to their lives and the activities they enjoy. We figure it out together. The reality is that people experience pain and injuries, and they need to rehabilitate from surgery even during a pandemic. For these folks, physical therapy is an

Thank You!

Here’s to a healthy month,

–David DeLaFuente

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