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CORONAVIRUS – What Should I Do?

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Coronavirus… Should I Still Go See My Physio…?

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**Given our prime Brisbane CBD location, we wrote this blog to help put your mind at ease. We’ll give you the facts and information you need to stay safe, while re-assuring you that here at Leaders Sports & Spine Physiotherapy, we’re doing everything we can to help prevent the spread. ** (And no we did not hoard toilet paper)

 

What is COVID-19?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as MERS or SARS. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. 

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, & breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and occasionally death. 

 

Protocols to Follow

 

Take care of yourself and others by doing the following;

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • After coughing or sneezing
  • When caring for the sick
  • Before, during, and after you prepare food
  • Before eating
  • After using the bathroom
  • When your hands are visibly dirty 
  • After handling animals or animal waste 
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Maintain at least 1m distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • These are the easiest entrypoint for the virus
  • Practice good respiratory hygiene
  • Cover you mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the tissue immediately. 
  • Stay home if you’re feeling unwell.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention – calling in advance. 

 

What we are doing to keep you safe!

 

While we here at Leaders Sports & Spine Physiotherapy have always maintained a high standard of cleanliness within our clinic, we have stepped up our game since the emergence of COVID-19!

 

  • All our surfaces and objects are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected twice daily, including all hard surfaces and tables. 
  • Our reformers have always been cleaned after every class with disinfectant wipes, because… well sweat is gross, but they are also included in our twice daily routine of disinfecting. 
  • Our treatment rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected multiple times throughout the day, with the towels and bed covers also being changed after each treatments.
  • Every time our clinicians and staff leave or return to the clinic they’re washing their hands thoroughly. Along with that, we’re currently also asking all our clients to use some sanitizing hand rub before coming into the clinic. 
  • As a primary contact health facility, we have always followed good respiratory hygiene.

 

Should you still visit our clinic?

 

Yes! 

 

While the coronavirus can be very serious for some of those infected, if you follow the guidelines listed above you’re doing everything you can to protect you and your family. Along with these guidelines, the best way to look after your own health is to keep your body moving – especially if you’ve been working from home recently. Here at Leaders Sports & Spine Physiotherapy, we are 100% committed on providing the best quality treatment in the most hygienic environment! In the meantime, don’t panic, don’t hoard, and don’t neglect your pain or injuries. Come and see us at our Brisbane CBD clinic and get moving pain-free! 

 

 

**The information in this blog has been provided by and paraphrased from The World Health Organisation. **

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