New Jersey Physical Therapy Center is Proud to Offer a Medical Safe Zone
Riverdale, NJ -- COVID-19 has taken a toll on medical facilities throughout the country. Many patients are putting off receiving non-emergency medical care due to the fear of contracting the deadly virus. Consequently, many facilities offering physical therapy are seeing fewer patients coming in for much-needed treatment.
As early as January 2020, the doctors and staff at The New Jersey Centers of Physical Therapy, an NJ physical therapy facility located in Riverdale, recognized the need to take proactive measures against the virus to ensure that both patients and staff felt safe during a treatment session.
“Although we implemented the standard protocol in compliance with CDC recommendations very early on, we still didn’t feel that these went far enough. Because the guidance we were getting continued to change, we felt we needed to move more aggressively to ensure that no one would get ill. This is especially true when we learned that COVID could be transmitted through the air,” said Dr. Mike Klejmont.
The dedicated staff began by procuring N95 and KN95 masks, which are successful in filtering out 95 percent of airborne particles down to .3 microns. The practice’s leadership team then moved to purchase and install three specific types of ultraviolet air sterilization equipment, with the addition of a hospital-grade, anti-microbial air filtration system that can kill airborne coronaviruses. Adding to their cutting-edge sterilization and filtration equipment, all staff are tested weekly with a rapid response COVID-19 antibody test.
The doctors and staff at The New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy are now proud to be, along with its sister facilities, the only physical therapy center where it is safe for patients to receive the vital care they need. Consequently, they have re-engineered their facility into a Medical Safe Zone.
“The very nature of physical therapy demands that you touch and stand close to your patients. This would be impossible to do safely without taking these measures. Because we are a New Jersey physical therapy center that prides ourselves on being at the forefront of the industry, we have learned to take science and technology one step further to ensure that we keep our patients safe,” Dr. Klejmont continued. “We have taken that extra step for the benefit of both our patients and our staff so we can all breathe easier during these unusual times.”
In addition to cutting edge safety features, the doctors and staff at New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy continue to utilize basic safety protocols suggested by the CDC at all times, including 8 feet of social distancing and surface sanitization. Those interested can learn more about New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy and their partner locations Paramus Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Wayne Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and Montville Orthopedic Physical Therapy on their website.
For more information about New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy, contact the company here:
New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy
69 Newark Pompton Turnpike f2,
Riverdale, NJ 07457