GRAND RAPIDS — The Center for Physical Rehabilitation is providing online virtual care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Some patients may be experiencing additional pain as they find themselves more sedentary than usual during this crisis. Continuing routine care is necessary for positive outcomes,” says Brian Gilbert, COO, The Center. “Patients have expressed relief about having the option to come to the clinic if necessary; however, we are encouraging the use of telehealth technology so that many patients can stay home.”
It's through telehealth video conferencing and offers paitents the chance to take care of their physical therapy needs directly from their home.
The organization is working with a reduced staffed and social distancing is a high priority as well.
“Safety is our top priority and we continue to evaluate our procedures daily. We are diligently disinfecting all surfaces and equipment while reducing contact points,” said Chris Nawrocki, CEO, The Center. “Telehealth video conferencing technology allows us to avoid disrupting the prescribed treatment of care, which keeps our patients on the path to healing.”
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The facility is also holding a PPE (personal protection equipment) drive with the help of local athletic trainers from Catholic Central and Forest Hills.
You can find out more about the PPE drive by clicking here.