Thoughts from the Therapist desk...
November 16, 2020 - "Right on the Edge"
The phone keeps ringing, patients are cancelling left and right. People are being exposed to the virus at work, school, sports, grocery stores, everywhere they go. We are staring down the barrel of our second big shutdown. We have learned from the first time around and will be able to continue to provide a high level of care should the shutdown occur. Some aspects of physical therapy require hands on techniques as well as access to our equipment, however there are many conditions where we can guide your rehab/recovery through the appropriate exercises and activity. A huge part of a PT's intervention is the education of our patients to be able to deal with their ailments and we can do most of that education remotely should the need arise.
In the meantime, for those that are comfortable, we remain open with the strictest of precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Everyone is required to wear a mask and we are scheduling clients for extended appointment times with only 1-2 people in a clinic at time. I can promise you that you won't find that anywhere else! We clean each piece of equipment after every single patient use as well as have the highest levels of air filtration in our HVAC system to keep you safe. We are here to help and would be happy to answer any questions you have in regard to our protocols.
January 20, 2021 - Procare adds Blood Flow Restriction Training
Procare is thrilled to add Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training to our extensive options to help patients increase their strength and alleviate their pain. BFR allows clients to exercise at 20-40% of their max yet receive the gains of programs that work in the 80-90% range in just a few short weeks. This new modality has the potential for us to help the most stubborn patient problems. Often those tough cases involve someone that could benefit from strengthening, however the exercises just create more pain. This could be the answer!