AIDPPT COVID-19 Updates on Policies and Procedures

In case you were not aware, we are fully open to take care of you! If the time is right for you to get back in the clinic and get your aches, pains and injuries taken care of, we are here and ready.

Just give us a call 703-723-6758.

New Travel Policy: We are following the state’s request that traveler’s to high risk states quarantine for 14 days or bring in a negative COVID 19 Antigen test to their first appointment post travel. Currently these states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah. Great news though, we have our Virtual PT option to minimize any disruption to your care.

If you desire to stay at home, we can still help you through a Virtual PT session. Throughout the Pandemic patients are having great results through this program. Patients love the convenience, the time it saves them, and the results. Our Therapists love that they can teach you how to incorporate all the concepts of our system of treatment in real time and in your home environment. A few points to remember as we all return to AIDPPT:

  1. As health care providers, AIDPPT has and will always follow the stringent Universal Precautions to prevent the spread of bacterial, fungal and viral infections as a standard protocol every day.
  2. The safety of the AIDPPT family, our clients and staff, is our utmost concern and we’ve added some procedures to keep you safe:
  3. Temperature Screenings: We are requesting that patients monitor their own temperature and do not come into the clinic should their temperature exceed 100.00ﹾ F per CDC guidelines. Staff are taking each other’s temperatures to rule out fever before each clinician’s shift. We will also be taking all of your temperatures upon arrival.
  4. Gloves: Gloves are not recommended due to the increased risk of self and cross-contamination. We know some patients want to be extra protective of their hands, and some have chosen to wear gloves and that’s fine.
  5. Hand Washing: At the beginning of each session, patients will be required to wash their hands for 20 seconds at our hand washing station in the gym or in the 2nd and 3rd Floor bathrooms. Hand sanitizer is also available throughout the clinic for patient use during their session.
  6. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): N95 masks, aftermarket masks, or face coverings must be worn by all staff and patients during clinical hours.
  7. Disinfecting: AIDPPT staff is disinfecting the clinic between and during each session. The staff has also been responsible for disinfecting doorknobs, light switches, and all touched surfaces. We’re still the squeakiest, cleanest place in all of Ashburn.
  8. Personal Exercise Equipment: To limit cross contact for patients and clinicians through personal exercise equipment, patients will be asked to purchase and/or bring their own bands, tubing and loops. There will be a $20 per person charge for a set of 4 bands. We will keep the bands in the office for you (by providing you with a Ziplock bag with your name on it and we will store them onsite). If you want to buy a second set for home use we will give you the second set at the same price (the bands are discounted from our regular pricing and we will replace any bands that break for free (Amazon will not do that for you).
  9. Social Distancing: We will continue to be vigilant and maintain at least 6 ft. between patients. Treatment tables are positioned accordingly. We are also currently limiting the number of patient appointments per hour.
  10. We have a wellness form that is sent out via text and is required to be completed prior to each patient visit.
  11. We are working on setting up curbside check-in for patients via our text-message service. You can text the office at 703-723-6758 to let us know of your arrival. If you are going to be early, please call/text to see if there is room to start your appointment early. Otherwise, we are asking patients not to come into the clinic until 1 or 2 minutes before their session begins: The exception to this is if you are a new client to the practice as you will need to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first session in order to make sure all paperwork has been completed. We have both online as well as printed forms in the office. Time is needed to scan in your photo id, insurance card, and to place your credit card on file for contactless check out.
  12. Patients should be attending appointments alone in order to limit the number of people in the clinic at all times. Should a patient need to be driven to their appointment we request that this person wait outside or in their car.
  13. Your health – and the health of our team members – is always our TOP priority. Please know that we are continuing to monitor the situation very closely and abiding by ALL recommended guidelines from the CDC and WHO.
  14. We never ran out of toilet paper or hand sanitizer!!
  15. Remember, staying active, healthy and mobile is a GOOD thing and helps to decrease your stress. Increased stress compromises your immune system – and puts you at a greater risk of getting any kind of illness – not just the coronavirus. Exercise boosts your immune system.
  16. In addition, we are going to try and implement one telehealth session for everyone. This is to make sure you are comfortable with the system and it is there also for those of you who do not feel comfortable coming in to the clinic yet, or just in case we need to close the clinic down due to an exposure of one of our staff members. Exposure meaning being unmasked for 15 minutes with a client within 6 feet of each other (this is not permitted in the office except in emergency situations).

Other things that you can do to help our efforts:

  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, eyes with unwashed hands. Always wash your hands after touching your face to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Clean your cell phone as it is one of the most touched surfaces that people have. If you can, leave it in the car and enjoy your hour of treatment away from the chaos!
  • Cover your cough and sneezes and wash your hands immediately afterwards.
  • COVID-19 symptoms are similar to that of the common cold or the flu and can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. If you’re feeling ill in any way at all, give us a call and we will get you rescheduled in an appropriate time frame.
  • If you have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 and are experiencing the above mentioned symptoms, please seek medical attention.
  • If you or someone you have been in close contact with have recently traveled to a hot spot of COVID-19 or was quarantined as a precaution, please contact us so we can set up a safe return to the clinic.
  • If you are ill and need to reschedule your appointment, we will not be charging cancellation fees for COVID related symptoms at this time.
  • If any patient comes to their visit exhibiting any signs of fever or respiratory illness, we will have them reschedule their appointment within an appropriate timeframe and direct them to their Primary Care Physician for prompt assessment.

Thank you for the trust you give to our team and clinic. We promise to continue to take extra care of you and our facility during these times.

Andrew Dombek, PT, MSPT, CMTPT, CGFI
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