source: Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19 https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/coronavirus/coping

How The Movement Clinic is responding to the COVID 19(Coronavirus)

Dear clients and families,

I am here for your safety and wellbeing. 

We  do everything in Suite 207  in College Park to keep you as safe as possible

    1. We disinfected door knobs on all doors, seating areas and counter spaces in the waiting area and the bathroom with isopropyl alcohol and Lysol between each client.
    2. We schedule sessions: clients will not wait in the waiting area, but come directly into the treatment room.
    3. We disinfect all toys and tools between treatment sessions.
    4. We wear face coverings and change clothes between session.
    5. We providers are staying away from crowds, refrain from leisure traveling and follow all the CDC precautions outside the clinic.
    6. We measure every client's temperature with a non touch infrared thermometer before entering the practice. In addition, every client fills out a self-report screening form before their treatment.

What we request from you:

  1. Keep physical distance. This does not mean to isolate yourself. It means stay > 6 feet away from people outside of your home.
  2. WEAR a face mask and let your children wear them, if they are older than 2 years and you are physical able to wear and remove it.
  3. If you life with a compromised immune system. Stay home. this does not equal stay only inside your house. Make sure you get fresh air in your garden or park nearby!! 
  4. Take care of your immune system and well-being outside the clinic: drink enough water, get rest, stay physical active outside in nature away from crowds, take your supplements and keep breathing. I invite you also to take care of yourself with some simple Feldenkrais and Mindfulness exercises, for example published by my colleague Julie Francis (click on link and it opens): https://lifeoptionsstudio.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/optionsforease.pdf
  5. If you need to cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow or a tissue, and sanitize your hands afterwards (we have hand-sanitizers, wipes and water and soap available!).
  6. If you are feeling sick or somebody in your household gets sick even within the 24 hour cancellation period, LET ME KNOW and stay home for your wellbeing and that of others here in the clinic. You will not be charged the cancellation fee, but PLEASE let me know as soon as you know.
  7. Plan for the case: Talk with your family members and social network, establish an emergency contact list and hang it on a visible place near the entrance. Get to know your neighbors and the aid organizations in your area. Designate a room for care in case somebody in your house will get sick .

Use your head — Slow the spread!

Source: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

More information how to efficiently disinfect items of concern ( tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles, cell phone and remote controls…):https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fcleaning-disinfection.html

More information how to deal with anxiety:

THESE 5 tips can help you regainig your calm: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/03/811656226/pandemic-panic-these-5-tips-can-help-you-regain-your-calm  

Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19 click here

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Last not least:  I am here for you!

Contact me and we figure out how to get through this together.

Jutta Brettschneider MS OTR/L and GCFP