Finding a balance during the current COVID-19 outbreak and treatment for your physical therapy needs is difficult. Due to current CDC guidelines we will begin paring down our patient load to essential care only such as post-surgical and acute injury treatment. We care about each and every one of you for your discomfort as well as protecting your health.

We will remain open offering a clean environment with CDC guidelines for patients who need to come in however our hours will temporarily change to adjust for patient needs. For our patients staying home during this time we will send Home Exercise Programs and keep you encouraged during your recovery, as well as being available by email for any questions you may have. If you feel you need to cancel any scheduled appointments you can call or reply to this email. We will continue to follow CDC rules for patient care for the next two weeks and if all clear we will return to our regular schedule.

Please assist us in our attempt to both protect each other and assist with your necessary care at this time. Thank you from all of us at Seattle Hill Physical Therapy.

Below is the current CDC guidelines:

Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States

Outpatient facilities

  • Reschedule non-urgent outpatient visits as necessary.
  • Consider reaching out to patients who may be a higher risk of COVID-19-related complications (e.g., elderly, those with medical co-morbidities, and potentially other persons who are at higher risk for complications from respiratory diseases, such as pregnant women) to ensure adherence to current medications and therapeutic regimens, confirm they have sufficient medication refills, and provide instructions to notify their provider by phone if they become ill.
  • Consider accelerating the timing of high priority screening and intervention needs for the short-term, in anticipation of the possible need to manage an influx of COVID-19 patients in the weeks to come.
  • Symptomatic patients who need to be seen in a clinical setting should be asked to call before they leave home, so staff are ready to receive them using appropriate infection control practices and personal protective equipment.
  • Eliminate patient penalties for cancellations and missed appointments related to respiratory illness.