Dear Anatomy Physiotherapy Clinic valued patron,
We are continually monitoring the Covid-19 situation, and have received recommendations from both the Ontario Medical Association and Ontario Physiotherapy Association to suspend all non-essential rehab services requiring close contact with others. Until public health and professional associations advise that we resume regular services, this means that we will be cancelling all routine face-to-face appointments until Sunday, March 29, 2020.
In order to continue providing the best care possible to our clients, we therefore understand that there is need for creative solutions during this time of crisis. We have been actively working on a system which will now allow us to deliver virtual appointments to those in need.
During these virtual appointments, you will receive the same great care as a regular appointment and will be able to proceed with your rehabilitation goals wherever you may be.
If you would like to book a virtual appointment, or if you have any questions, please contact the clinic via the website by submitting a form, or via email sent to . If you need to call, please leave a message at 613-680-4477 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Best in health always,
Your Anatomy Physiotherapy Clinic team
You can access information about COVID-19 on the Ontario government's dedicated web page, which is updated twice a day (10:30 am and 5:30 pm), seven days a week. The Public Health Agency of Canada has stated that the risk for the general population is low, but that could change rapidly. There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for individuals aged 65 and over, with compromised immune systems, and with underlying medical conditions.
Protect yourself and patients through these actions:
Wash your hands often with soap and water and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth;
Sneeze and cough into your elbow or sleeve;
Increase awareness with staff and ensure that you have written protocols on infection prevention and control in your practice setting;
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;
Use appropriate personal protective equipment when necessary, and
Isolate yourself at home if you are sick
Health care providers should read the guidance documents developed by the Ontario government for various health sectors on COVID-19 to ensure that they are following practices to enhance their safety and the safety of patients.
Distribute information and resources about self-protection measures in your facilities, which can be found on the Ontario government's dedicated web page. You can also access resources and fact sheets developed by Public Health Ontario that provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection of public settings, and public fact sheets on self-monitoring and self-isolation (available in various languages).
Please review the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario’s Infection Control and Equipment Maintenance Standard.
Other resources and contact information:
Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, your primary care provider, or your local public health unit if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. A new COVID-19 self-assessment tool will be available on the government's dedicated web page.
Health professionals can call the Healthcare Provider Hotline for more information at 1-866-212-2272.
Health professionals considering the need to test a patient for COVID-19 should contact Public Health Ontario’s Customer Service Centre at: 416-235-6556 / 1-877-604-4567 for advice and support.