Free Treatment Day – Tuesday, January 19th    

Millions of people live with pain or mobility issues that limit their ability to move and live the way they want to.  Sometimes aches and pains seem to come out of nowhere, and other times what seems like a simple injury results in lasting pain.  Maybe you have been trying to address your issue already but are not getting the lasting results you want.  If this is you, call 605-723-0185 today and reserve your spot for Pain & Movement Solutions’ Free Treatment Day on Tuesday, January 21st.

Pain & Movement Solutions holds their bi-annual Free Treatment Day as a way for individuals to learn how physical therapy (PT) can help them with their pain or movement problem.  “Unfortunately, most individuals think that you must be recovering from a major injury or surgery to come to physical therapy. This is a large misconception that is preventing people from getting the effective care they deserve and need,” says clinic owner and Doctor of Physical Therapy Julie Wingen.

Physical therapists are movement specialists, and you can be evaluated by one without a physician referral. Physical therapy is becoming the go-to profession of the medical world, and they are recognized as practitioner of choice for all musculoskeletal injuries. Want an MRI? Go to PT first. Surgery? Go to PT first. Why? – Because, more often than not, most musculoskeletal problems are solved with PT.  More and more studies are coming out about the cost effectiveness of PT with outcomes that not only get you better in the short term, but also teach you how to make yourself better in the future.

Physical therapists have a very large skill set and can treat anything from vertigo to incontinence, concussion to cancer rehabilitation, and every typical joint pain. This skill set is derived from over 7 years of high-level training including dissection of cadavers, differential diagnosis classes, pharmacy courses and radiologic imaging courses resulting in a Doctorate degree specializing in movement disorders.

Wingen says, “This is one of my favorite days of the year! It is a lot of fun to help so many people realize the vast benefits of PT and get them started on the right track to feeling better.” Free Treatment day consists of a screening evaluation, followed by a treatment consisting of spinal thrust and joint mobilizations, soft tissue tools, kinesiotaping and guided activities that will empower you to take control of your health and recovery. “Our goal of the day is to provide you with the expertise, solutions and direction in determining the best methods to help you.”

Want to know if you have a torn rotator cuff vs shoulder impingement? Back pain flaring up more frequently than it used to? Source of your headaches? Do you feel pain in your shin every time you run or feel like your balance is worsening? The list can go on and on. Take control of your health and well-being.  Call and reserve your spot today! Space is limited; 605-723-0185.

 

About Pain & Movement Solutions

Pain & Movement Solutions is an outpatient physical therapy private practice in Belle Fourche, serving the community since 2012.  Their staff works diligently to be the best option for all of your musculoskeletal pains and movement problems. No referral needed for most care. How we live is based on how we move. Find more information about how Pain & Movement Solutions is optimizing movement to improve the human experience at www.painandmovementsolutions.com. #ChoosePT

How to Properly Prepare Your Athletes for the Season

iPhone. iPad. Xbox. Couch.
OR
Kickball. Relay Races. 4H Camp. Neighborhood Hide N’ Seek before the streetlights come on.

It’s quite possible that if you were born before the year 2000, your summer vacation consisted primarily of the second list of activities. Nowadays, summer vacations can look a little different for kids as various technologies are at our fingertips. If you’re a student athlete who participates in sports year-round, you might maintain a higher level of physical activity. Overall, though the general lack of physical activity that spans the two to three-month period in the summer means fitness levels decrease significantly and therefore, the return to fall sports is more difficult. It’s even more reason why proper preparation is key.

There are four seasons to consider when looking at an appropriate training program:
  1. The off-season is used to re-introduce the physical demands placed on the body with general physical activity, as well as to develop cardio-respiratory fitness. During this time, the athlete should be focusing on light weights and increased duration of workouts to slowly increase their endurance, while not fully neglecting their strength training program.
  2. Next in line is preseason, which is when the athlete focuses primarily on increasing their intensity, maintaining their endurance, and incorporating multiple types of training. Multiple types of training include but are not limited to strength training, balance training, plyometric training, and agility work.
  3. Up next is the competitive season, also known as in-season. During the competitive season, the training program becomes less about intensity and more about functional fixes to better personal weaknesses and maintain strength.
  4. Finally, is the post-season, which most people overlook. Active rest allows the body recovery time from the previous competitive season. The first two weeks after a competitive season should be complete rest. The post season should allow for ample time to rehabilitate any injuries, improve strength of weakened muscle groups, and mental recovery.

When athletes do not follow the guidelines for preparing for the upcoming season, they are significantly increasing their chances of injury during the season. According to the Nationwide Childrens’ Hospital, 50% of injuries sustained by younger athletes playing organized sports can be avoided if the athlete was properly conditioned to play their game. Now, if an athlete chooses to participate in multiple sports throughout the year, they are more likely to maintain a general level of physical fitness as well as decrease their chances of injury during the season. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), specialized athletes are twice as likely to sustain a gradual onset/repetitive-use injury as athletes who did not specialize.

At Pain & Movement Solutions, we have developed our Sports SOLUTIONS program to keep our local athletes at the top of their game and healthy during their season. Each high school athlete is eligible to receive:
  • 1 free Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Screen and
  • 2 Free Sports SOLUTIONS treatment visits during the 2020-2021 athletic season

Call the clinic at 605-723-0185 to set up your appointment. Physical Therapists are your most skilled conservative healthcare providers who understand your sport and the body’s biomechanical demands of play. Our specialized clinicians are here to return you to your maximum potential as quickly as possible, while minimizing the risk of injury.

About Pain & Movement Solutions

Pain & Movement Solutions is an outpatient physical therapy private practice in Belle Fourche, serving the community since 2012.  Their staff works diligently to be the best option for all your musculoskeletal pains and movement problems. No referral needed for most care. How we live is based on how we move. Find more information about how Pain & Movement Solutions is optimizing movement to improve the human experience at www.painandmovementsolutions.com.

#ChoosePT

Resource: Cierra Washington, ATC

Sports SOLUTIONS

2 Free Sports SOLUTIONS Visits

Evaluation and treatment by a Doctor of Physical Therapy to address any injuries/pains that may occur during the sporting season or to assist with performance enhancement.

Free Injury Prevention & Performance Enhancement Screens

Full body screen with focus on areas related to sports-specific injuries and any other problem areas the athlete may have.

Professional recommendations to assist with injury prevention & performance enhancement.

How To Use:

  • Call Pain & Movement Solutions at 605-723-0185 to schedule your Sports SOLUTIONS visit.
  • Utilize during the 2020-2021 athletic season.
  • Must be a High School Athlete.

No referral required.

 

Our SOLUTION:

Assist athletes in achieving their optimal performance, while improving their overall health and well-being during their sport.

The sooner musculoskeletal injuries are addressed, the faster you return to your optimal performance level!

Athletes WIN: 

Fast and effective care to minimize time spent off the field.

  • Physical Therapists are your most skilled healthcare providers who understand your sport and the body’s biomechanical demands of play.
  • Our specialized clinicians are here to return you to your maximum potential as quickly as possible, while minimizing the risk of re-injury.

Parents WIN:

Free medical care from the most qualified healthcare professionals to conservatively treat athletic injuries to keep your child healthy and at optimal performance.

Coaches WIN:

We work closely with our athlete’s entire sport’s medicine team, including coaches and athletic trainer, to ensure a collaborative and comprehensive approach.

  • Coaches also receive strength and conditioning programs to address global team weaknesses and high risk injury areas to assist in injury prevention and performance enhancement.

Pain & Movement Solutions is Proud to Introduce Dr. Brady Harr, PT, DPT, MS

Dr. Brady is offering Free Treatment

  • One Month ONLY
  • 7/13/20 -8/13/20
  • 30 Minute Screening Evaluation and Treatment
  • Call the clinic at 605-723-0185 to reserve your appointment.
Pain & Movement Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Brady Harr, PT, DPT, MS to their physical therapy team!

Dr. Brady attained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Briar Cliff University, as well as a Masters in Kinesiology and Human Performance. He is also a certified level 1 Eleiko Strength coach, has published research regarding strength and balance and has advanced training in manual therapy skills.

 

Physical therapists have a very large skill set and can treat anything from vertigo and headaches, spinal pain to cancer rehabilitation, sports performance and every typical joint pain. This skill set is derived from over 7 years of high-level training including dissection of cadavers, differential diagnosis classes, pharmacy courses and radiologic imaging courses resulting in a Doctorate degree specializing in movement disorders.

Meet Our New DPT

Dr. Brady is eager to bring his skill set back to the area as a Spearfish native. He enjoys working with all orthopedic needs and has a special interest in Oncology rehab and strength/conditioning programs. Outside of work, Brady enjoys spending time with his wife, fishing, hunting, strength training and golfing.

Pain & Movement Solution’s reports Dr. Brady is extending Free Treatments to all new patients during his first month of practice in the community. “I am excited to serve the Belle Fourche community and surrounding areas and become your trusted health care provider for all your pain and movement needs. I greatly respect the clinic’s Bi-annual Free Treatment Day and think it is a great opportunity to help people realize the vast benefits of PT and get them the effective care they need and deserve.”

He is looking forward to helping you learn how physical therapy can help you start moving and feeling better.

Pain & Movement Solution’s Free Treatment consists of a screening evaluation, followed by a treatment consisting of spinal thrust and joint mobilizations, soft tissue tools, kinesiotaping and guided activities that will empower you to take control of your health and recovery. The goal of the treatment is to provide you with the expertise, solutions and direction in determining the best methods to help you.

Please Click Link for Newsletter: Meet Dr. Brady Harr, PT, DPT, MS

Why You Need a Physical Therapist on Your Healthcare Team

With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place and see if there are any improvements you could make. You probably have a family doctor, dentist, and optometrist. Maybe you have some specialists, physicians, a trainer, or a massage therapist. If a physical therapist isn’t a part of your healthcare team, you’re missing out on taking care of a big part of your health. To understand why you need a physical therapist, you need to understand what they do.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS HELP YOU DO THINGS

The American Physical Therapy Association defines PTs as “health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.” So physical therapists help you do things that you have trouble with. That could be going for a hike, playing with your kids, or getting through a day of work without pain.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS REDUCE PAIN

Chronic pain is a huge problem worldwide. A big part of that is low back pain. Statistically, around 80% of people will have low back pain in their lifetimes. Physical therapists are trained to treat pain without surgery or medications. If you have back pain, an arthritic knee, neck pain, or an old injury that won’t go away, a PT may be able to help.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS KEEP YOU HEALTHY

The APTA goes on to say that “PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.” That means that a physical therapist can help you determine your risk for injury, choose the right fitness program, and improve the quality of your life by improving your health and ability to move.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS CAN HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

It’s well known that the risk of many of the leading causes of death can be reduced by exercise. Some of these conditions would include heart disease, cancer, lung disease, diabetes, and stroke. By helping you move better with less pain, finding the right exercise program, and helping you to make healthy lifestyle choices, a PT could help you live longer.

Physical therapists have a unique set of skills and expertise that can do a lot to improve your health and quality of life. If you don’t have one, consider adding one to your healthcare team.

New Pt offering free treatments for 1st month

Pain & Movement Solution’s newest physical therapist, Dr. Brady, is extending Free Treatments to all new patients during his first month of practice in the community. Pain & Movement Solution’s Free Treatment consists of a screening evaluation, followed by a treatment consisting of spinal thrust and joint mobilizations, soft tissue tools, kinesiotaping and guided activities that will empower you to take control of your health and recovery. The goal of the treatment is to provide you with the expertise, solutions and direction in determining the best methods to help you. You may request your free treatment with Dr. Brady by calling the clinic at 605-723-0185.

 

About Pain & Movement Solutions

Pain & Movement Solutions is an outpatient physical therapy private practice in Belle Fourche, serving the community since 2012.  Their staff works diligently to be the best option for all of your musculoskeletal pains and movement problems. No referral is needed for most care. How we live is based on how we move. 

#ChoosePT

Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of the closures of physician’s offices, stoppages of elective surgeries, and social distancing guidelines resulting from COVID-19, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you’re one of them and you haven’t seen your PT yet, you should. You can see your PT via virtual telehealth sessions or in the clinic setting. Here are some reasons why:

 

Early PT leads to better outcomes

Studies have shown that people who receive PT sooner have better outcomes, lower costs, are less likely to have surgery, use opioids or have unnecessary testing. Because back pain is so common, there is a lot of outcome data from people with back pain. A study of 150,000 insurance claims published in Health Services Research, found that those who saw a physical therapist at the first point of care had an 89 percent lower probability of receiving an opioid prescription, a 28 percent lower probability of having advanced imaging services, and a 15 percent lower probability of an emergency department visit. Unfortunately, only 2% of people with back pain start with PT, and only 7% get to PT within 90 days.

Early PT saves money

The rising cost of healthcare is well known and early PT is something that has been shown to reduce costs without reducing the effectiveness of treatment. A study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy showed that patients who obtained physical therapy via direct access had significantly lower medical costs—an average of $1,543 less per patient than those who chose referral from a physician. They also had significantly fewer visits and spent significantly fewer days in care.

Free Treatment Day – Tuesday, June 23rd

If you were planning on seeing your primary care physician or a specialist for an orthopedic condition or pain and you haven’t seen a PT yet, you should consider making PT your first stop. You could end up getting better faster for less money and you might avoid riskier treatments, like opioids or surgery. Pain & Movement Solutions is holding their bi-annual free treatment day on Tuesday, June 23rd. Receive a free 30-minute evaluation and treatment and experience how much better PT can help you feel this summer. Anyone in South Dakota can now take advantage of this great opportunity to receive a free evaluation and treatment through telehealth options. The appointments are limited and always fill up, so reserve your spot today by calling 605-723-0185.

About Pain & Movement Solutions

Pain & Movement Solutions is a therapist-owned, outpatient physical therapy practice in Belle Fourche, serving the community since 2012.  Their staff works diligently to be the best option for all of your musculoskeletal pains and movement problems. No referral is needed for most care. How we live is based on how we move. Find more information about how Pain & Movement Solutions is optimizing movement to improve the human experience at www.painandmovementsolutions.com #ChoosePT

 

Free Treatment Day – Tuesday, June 23rd

Millions of people live with pain or mobility issues that limit their ability to move and live the way they want to.  Sometimes aches and pains seem to come out of nowhere, and other times what seems like a simple injury results in lasting pain.  Maybe you have been trying to address your issue already but are not getting the lasting results you want.  If this is you, call 605-723-0185 today and reserve your spot for Pain & Movement Solutions’ Free Treatment Day on Tuesday, June 23rd. If you are not comfortable coming into the clinic, telehealth options are available as well for free treatment day.

Pain & Movement Solutions holds their bi-annual Free Treatment Day as a way for individuals to learn how physical therapy (PT) can help them with their pain or movement problem.  “Unfortunately, most individuals think that you must be recovering from a major injury or surgery to come to physical therapy. This is a large misconception that is preventing people from getting the effective care they deserve and need,” says clinic owner and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Julie Wingen.

Physical therapists are movement specialists, and you can be evaluated by one without a physician referral. Physical therapy is becoming the go-to profession of the medical world, and they are recognized as practitioner of choice for all musculoskeletal injuries. Want an MRI? Go to PT first. Surgery? Go to PT first. Why? – Because, more often than not, most musculoskeletal problems are solved with PT.  More and more studies are coming out about the cost effectiveness of PT with outcomes that not only get you better in the short term, but also teach you how to make yourself better in the future.

Physical therapists have a very large skill set and can treat anything from vertigo to incontinence, headaches to cancer rehabilitation, and every typical joint pain. This skill set is derived from over 7 years of high-level training including dissection of cadavers, differential diagnosis classes, pharmacy courses and radiologic imaging courses resulting in a Doctorate degree specializing in movement disorders.

Wingen says, “This is one of my favorite days of the year! It is a lot of fun to help so many people realize the vast benefits of PT and get them started on the right track to feeling better.” Free Treatment day consists of a screening evaluation, followed by a treatment consisting of spinal thrust and joint mobilizations, soft tissue tools, kinesiotaping and guided activities that will empower you to take control of your health and recovery. “Our goal of the day is to provide you with the expertise, solutions and direction in determining the best methods to help you.”

Want to know if you have a torn rotator cuff vs shoulder impingement? Back pain flaring up more frequently than it used to? Source of your headaches? Do you feel pain in your shin every time you run or feel like your balance is worsening? The list can go on and on. Take control of your health and well-being.  Call and reserve your free treatment spot today as space is limited; 605-723-0185. Telehealth options available.

 

About Pain & Movement Solutions

Pain & Movement Solutions is a therapist-owned, outpatient physical therapy practice in Belle Fourche, serving the community since 2012.  Their staff works diligently to be the best option for all of your musculoskeletal pains and movement problems. No referral is needed for most care. Find more information about how Pain & Movement Solutions is optimizing movement to improve the human experience at www.painandmovementsolutions.com. #ChoosePT

 

Telehealth May be an Option During COVID-19 Pandemic

Even if you can’t come to us, we can come to you virtually!

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have stopped much of the world. Once busy streets and shops are empty, activities are cancelled and you may not even be going to work. One thing that the virus has not stoppe is pain and injury. Maybe you were seeing your PT when stay at home orders were issued. Maybe you’ve been having more pain and soreness in your back or neck because of all the time you’ve spent in front of the computer working at home, or maybe you hurt yourself over the weekend doing some yard work or exercising to relieve stress. How do you get the care you need without putting yourself or others at risk during this time of social distancing?

Telehealth

Technology like the internet, electronic medical records, online patient portals, smartphones and webcams open up treatment and intervention options that may be new to both you and your provider. Virtual platforms allow one-on-one interactions in real time. Patient portals allow uploads and updates of home exercise programs and educational materials. You may not be able to go to your PT, but your PT may be able to come virtually to you! Rules and regulations vary from state to state, and insurer to insurer. They are also being rapidly updated and changed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the best way to find out what is available to you is to contact your physical therapist and ask!

Virtual Visit Tips

  • You’ll need a device with a screen, camera and microphone. This could be a smartphone, tablet, or computer
  • You may need a specific app – your therapist will tell you what you need and where to find it
  • Choose a private space where you feel comfortable to conduct your visit. Make sure you have room to move, this is still a PT visit and movement is the whole point!
  • Wear clothes that you can move in, and that your PT can see you move in. Very loose, baggy clothing makes it hard for your PT to see and evaluate your movement
  • Collect any equipment you may have beforehand, so your PT knows what you have to work with. Examples might include resistance bands, foam rollers, yoga mats and blocks, etc.
  • Be ready to get creative and have fun! For many patients and therapists, televisits are a new experience so expect to work together and try new things to find what works best for you.

Link: Telehealth May be an Option During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

**Due to new CDC recommendations and our governor’s newest executive orders, we have made changes in our treatment policies to keep our patients, staff and families safer. 

At Pain & Movement Solutions, the health and safety of our patients and our employees is always our top priority. Considered an essential critical workforce in managing musculoskeletal conditions by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, our facility will remain open to serve our patients and medical community. If you are suffering aches, acute or chronic pains, sprains, strains or have had to postpone a scheduled surgery, we can see you without a physician prescription. This reduces the burden on primary care physicians and orthopedic surgeons, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, frees them up to provide needed services to more acute or critical conditions. We also have various telehealth options for both existing and new patients.

The following quote was published in a recent article by the PPS-APTA (Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association) in reaction to a memorandum from the US Department of Homeland Security on the list of essential infrastructure workers:

“According to Dr. Matos, an expert in biologic surety and the management of select agent programs at federal facilities: Physical therapists are essential in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. They play a key role in keeping people they can help, out of the doctor offices and ER’s. This will not only free up the medical teams to treat those impacted by COVID-19, but also limit the exposure of those seeking the care of the physical therapist.”

Pain & Movement Solutions has and will continue to stay educated and up to date by continually monitoring all CDC, state and local recommendations and guidelines. We want you to know that we are here for you and will remain to be here for you while doing everything we can to help stop the spread. If you have concerns about whether you should be attending your therapy sessions, please call the clinic at 605-723-0185 to address your concerns.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Successful completion of your plan of care is important to becoming a healthier and stronger you. Pain & Movement Solutions is open during normal business hours and continues to serve our patients and community with the following requests:

We ask that our patients please stay home and CALL us to reschedule to a later date if you:

  • Have any symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever, cough or difficulty breathing
  • Have a loved one who is ill in your home, particularly with a fever, cough, or cold/flu like
    symptoms.
  • Have been in contact with someone with known or suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Have visited or been in close contact with anyone who has visited in the last 14 days
    countries/regions that the CDC declares high risk of infection spread.

Treatment Protocol

  • Please refrain from bringing additional visitors with to your appointment unless it is necessary for your care.
  • You will immediately be directed to a private room to maintain appropriate social distancing while at the clinic.
  • We request that you bring exercise bands have been previously issued to you to your appointments to decrease use of shared exercise equipment.
  • According to CDC recommendations, all our staff will be wearing face masks during operation hours. We are also asking that our patients weak face masks. If you do not have one, we will provide you with on to wear during your therapy session. This guidance is based on evidence that people with apparent COVID-19 symptoms can transmit the virus, and the mask will prevent that person from spreading it to others.
  • We have also staggered our Doctor’s treatment schedules to ensure that we have a healthy, non-exposed doctor who is able to provide treatment to our patients. Our doctor who is working remotely will still be providing care for all our telehealth clients.

OUR PRIORITY IS A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE
Pain & Movement Solutions has instituted elevated protocols and procedures to ensure preventative measures are taken to provide a safe environment for our patients and community members to access physical therapy. The following measures are in place:

  • Screening of all patients prior to each visit
  • Continuous disinfection of all commonly touched surfaces, all equipment, treatment rooms, gym
    spaces, bathrooms, door handles, counter-tops and electronic devices
  • Diligent hand washing and/or use of alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Alcohol-based sanitizer is readily available to all patients throughout the clinic
  • We encourage our patients to feel free to utilize our restroom facilities to wash your hands
    before and after each treatment.
  • Care will be provided in private rooms and/or with appropriate social distancing.
  • All clinic team members are practicing appropriate social distancing at home and between
    coworkers and other patients while in the clinic. However, providers are within close contact
    (less than 6 feet) to patients that have passed all screening measures.

If you are high risk due to age or underlying medical condition or are diligently practicing social distancing, we support your decision to remain home. You are encouraged to take advantage of the telehealth/e-visit opportunities to continue your current plan of care to avoid setbacks.

Telehealth opportunities are also available to individuals who are interested in initiating care while continuing to practice social distancing. Call our office at 605-723-0185 to learn more.

Pain & Movement Solutions wants to reinforce that we take the health and safety of our patients, employees and communities seriously. We are using an overabundance of extra precautions in our location and follow CDC, state and local health authority guidelines to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community.

CDC Recommendations

Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

Take everyday precautions

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.

If COVID-19 is spreading in your community

  • Take extra measures to put distance between yourself and other people to further reduce your risk of being exposed to this new virus.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks.

If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.

How COVID-19 Spreads

There is much to learn about the newly emerged COVID-19, including how easily it spreads. Based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and what is known about other corona-viruses, spread is thought to occur mostly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets among close contacts.
Close contact can occur while:

  • Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a patient with COVID-19 for a prolonged periods of time.
  • Having direct contact with infectious secretions from a patient with COVID-19. Infectious secretions may include sputum, serum, blood, and respiratory droplets.
  • If close contact occurs while not wearing all recommended PPE, healthcare personnel may be at risk of infection.

If you have concerns about whether you should be attending your therapy sessions, please call the clinic at 605-723-0185 to address your concerns.

COVID-19

At Pain & Movement Solutions, the health and safety of our patients and our employees is always our top priority. Considered an essential critical workforce in managing musculoskeletal conditions by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, our facility will remain open to serve our patients and medical community. If you are suffering aches, acute or chronic pains, sprains, strains or have had to postpone a scheduled surgery, we can see you without a physician prescription. This reduces the burden on primary care physicians and orthopedic surgeons, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, frees them up to provide needed services to more acute or critical conditions. We also have various telehealth options for both existing and new patients.

The following quote was published in a recent article by the PPS-APTA (Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association) in reaction to a memorandum from the US Department of Homeland Security on the list of essential infrastructure workers:

“According to Dr. Matos, an expert in biologic surety and the management of select agent programs at federal facilities: Physical therapists are essential in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. They play a key role in keeping people they can help, out of the doctor offices and ER’s. This will not only free up the medical teams to treat those impacted by COVID-19, but also limit the exposure of those seeking the care of the physical therapist.”

Pain & Movement Solutions has and will continue to stay educated and up to date by continually monitoring all CDC, state and local recommendations and guidelines. We want you to know that we are here for you and will remain to be here for you while doing everything we can to help stop the spread. If you have concerns about whether you should be attending your therapy sessions, please call the clinic at 605-723-0185 to address your concerns.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Successful completion of your plan of care is important to becoming a healthier and stronger you. Pain & Movement Solutions is open during normal business hours and continues to serve our patients and community with the following requests:

We ask that our patients please stay home and CALL us to reschedule to a later date if you:

  • Have any symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever, cough or difficulty breathing
  • Have a loved one who is ill in your home, particularly with a fever, cough, or cold/flu like
    symptoms.
  • Have been in contact with someone with known or suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Have visited or been in close contact with anyone who has visited in the last 14 days
    countries/regions that the CDC declares high risk of infection spread.

Please refrain from bringing additional visitors with to your appointment unless it is
necessary for your care.

You will immediately be directed to a private room to maintain appropriate social distancing
while at the clinic.

We request that you bring exercise bands have been previously issued to you to your
appointments to decrease use of shared exercise equipment.

OUR PRIORITY IS A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE
Pain & Movement Solutions has instituted elevated protocols and procedures to ensure preventative measures are taken to provide a safe environment for our patients and community members to access physical therapy. The following measures are in place:

  • Screening of all patients prior to each visit
  • Continuous disinfection of all commonly touched surfaces, all equipment, treatment rooms, gym
    spaces, bathrooms, door handles, counter-tops and electronic devices
  • Diligent hand washing and/or use of alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Alcohol-based sanitizer is readily available to all patients throughout the clinic
  • We encourage our patients to feel free to utilize our restroom facilities to wash your hands
    before and after each treatment.
  • Care will be provided in private rooms and/or with appropriate social distancing.
  • All clinic team members are practicing appropriate social distancing at home and between
    coworkers and other patients while in the clinic. However, providers are within close contact
    (less than 6 feet) to patients that have passed all screening measures.

If you are high risk due to age or underlying medical condition or are diligently practicing
social distancing, we support your decision to remain home. You are encouraged to take
advantage of the telehealth/e-visit opportunities to continue your current plan of care to
avoid setbacks.

Telehealth opportunities are also available to individuals who are interested in initiating
care while continuing to practice social distancing. Call our office at 605-723-0185 to learn
more.

Pain & Movement Solutions wants to reinforce that we take the health and safety of our patients, employees and communities seriously. We are using an overabundance of extra precautions in our location and follow CDC, state and local health authority guidelines to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community.

CDC Recommendations

Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

Take everyday precautions

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.

If COVID-19 is spreading in your community

  • Take extra measures to put distance between yourself and other people to further reduce your risk of being exposed to this new virus.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks.

If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.

How COVID-19 Spreads

There is much to learn about the newly emerged COVID-19, including how easily it spreads. Based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and what is known about other corona-viruses, spread is thought to occur mostly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets among close contacts.
Close contact can occur while:

  • Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a patient with COVID-19 for a prolonged periods of time.
  • Having direct contact with infectious secretions from a patient with COVID-19. Infectious secretions may include sputum, serum, blood, and respiratory droplets.
  • If close contact occurs while not wearing all recommended PPE, healthcare personnel may be at risk of infection.

If you have concerns about whether you should be attending your therapy sessions, please call the clinic at 605-723-0185 to address your concerns.