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

Dear clients and families,

I am here for your safety and wellbeing. 

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

    1. We have 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. I disinfected all toys and stuffed animals and had offered every child a freshly cleaned toy and tool during therapy session.
    3. Every adult had lied one-use sheet and used tools that were disinfected before their session. 
    4. I am myself staying away from crowds, refrain from traveling and follow all the CDC precautions in my life outside the clinic.
    5. Observing social distance and having fun in nature: a NEW and LOW cost offer to join the MONDAY MORNING NATURE WALKS - click here and scroll to Monday walks

What we request from you:

  1. If you life with a compromised immunesystem. Stay home. this does not equal stay only inside your house. Make sure you get fresh air in your garden or park nearby!! 
  2. Take care of your immune system and wellbeing 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
  3. 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!).
  4. 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.
  5. 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

As Maryland has multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19, all Marylanders are advised to take a few simple precautions to help reduce their risk of exposure:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • If you are sick, stay home and call your health care provider
  • Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds

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:

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

Last not least:  I am here for you! Call me and use the option to meet on ZOOM !

We will get through this together.

Jutta Brettschneider MS OTR/L and GCFP