Concerning Covid 19
I am writing to inform you that in person treatment is being put on hold. I myself have been experiencing some mild sore throat and am self isolating for the time being. For patients on active treatment plans, I will keep you closely in the loop.
Presently I intend to return to in person practice April 1st This date will be postponed if it is determined best for all.
For severe acute conditions with non immunocompromised patients, ie acute sprains, strains, spasms, frozen shoulder etc. treatment may be arranged.
If we can avoid congesting the western medical system, we can reserve that space for the people who need it most. The 24-hour cancellation policy will be waived temporarily.
In Person Services Affected
Remote Services Offered
Video Qigong Instruction
For those who are immune-compromised, elderly, or who present with any symptoms of Covid 19 (runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, difficulty breathing) please take extreme caution.
If concerned you may have covid here is a self assessment tool. https://covid19.thrive.health/
I look forward to resuming business as usual post pandemic. In the meantime I wish you safety and good health. I'm optimistic that this state of emergency will be handled well, but we may be in this together for many months.
Let's make lemonade out of lemons, be adaptable, enjoy time at home, in nature, and in indirect contact with dear ones.
Good luck not freaking out. :)
-Owen Parnell, R.Ac. March 20th, 2020
Upon Return to clinic Here are the transmission prevention measures I am taking.
Avoiding unnecessary contact with patients
Using additional clean techniques to ensure that hands-on therapy is performed with minimized risk.
Increasing cleaning regimen by disinfecting all shared surfaces, and equipment before and after each appointment. and leaving more space between appointments for disinfection.
I will be washing hands before, after, and during every appointment.
I will stay home if feeling unwell and return only when completely symptom-free.
the 24-hour cancellation policy will not be in effect if you are feeling unwell or sick.
video conferencing or phone calls for health consultation, and qigong instruction will be made available (via phone, skype, zoom, facebook messenger)
I am keeping myself informed via reputable sources, WHO & CDC. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch.
What you can do:
Please use hand sanitizer or wash your hands upon arrival
If you feel unwell, please choose to stay at home.
If need be, cancel or rebook appointments with as much notice as possible.
If you are immune compromised please take extreme caution.
Be in touch if you would like to arrange for a remote health appointment. (Health Consultation, Video QiGong Instruction, Distance Reiki)