Good Day Patients and Friends,

I want to update you as to the added steps that I'm taking in my office relating to the coronavirus. First a couple of comments and then I'll outline the procedures that are in place in my office.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that chiropractors are part of the essential critical workforce structure. I began my chiropractic work to help alleviate a person's pain and suffering through treatment and in teaching you how to live in a more healthy way. I do want to continue to help people become more pain free and to feel better during these upcoming weeks or months of restriction. This page will bring you up to date on the procedures that I'm using in the office to reduce the possibility of virus transmission.

There's always an increased risk of transmitting the virus when we come into close contact with another person. I've decided to continue to help my patients during these next weeks and months. You will also decide if the procedures that I've added in my office (detailed very soon in this letter) to reduce the possibility of virus transmission are enough for you to want to have treatment in my office. As always, I'm available to answer any questions you have. Please do call or text me if you have any questions.

I've written an article with specific suggestions on how to live healthier now; how to help prevent you becoming sick from the coronavirus. Click here to read the article. You're welcome to send this health information to your friends.

The Added Steps Taken In My Office To Further Lessen The Risk Of Being Exposed To The Coronavirus
What I'm Asking Each Person To Do:
1. I will be doing all of the following procedures that I'm asking each patient to do.
2. If you have any cold or flu symptoms, please do not come in for an appointment.
3. If you're in a lot of pain and have symptoms, please do call me and we'll find out how I can help you.
4. If someone in your house has cold or flu symptoms and you don't have symptoms, please do not come in for your appointment. Again, please do call me if you're in a lot of pain, and we'll find out what we can do.

Once You're In The Office
1. As soon as you come in the office, please do take off your shoes and any jacket that you have on.
2. It's optional to use a disinfectant wipe on your face. If you're going to use the wipe on your face, I suggest using it on your face before you use it on your hands.
3. Use a disinfectant wipe on your hands. This is not optional unless you're wearing gloves.
4. After you're done with using the disinfectant wipe on your hands, then please wipe down both the inside and outside doorknobs on the front door.
5. The next step is to put on a surgical mask or put on a face covering that you have brought. Masks are at the front table. They are easy to put on. The top of the mask has a bendable strip to help go around your nose. The bottom of the mask goes under your chin. The surgical mask does not fully filter out the air that you breathe in and breathe out. It does act as a filter for the vast majority of your inhalation and of your exhalation.
6. The last step is to wash your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds. Soap and water are very good at cleansing our hands of the coronavirus.
7. Now you're ready to use the massage chair or to wait or for us to begin.
8. I have taken away all of the reading materials. This doesn't allow multiple people to touch the same reading materials.

How I'll Be Better Protecting The Office
1. I'll be doing all of the disinfectant procedures that I'm asking each patient to do.
2. I'll be wiping down any surfaces with a disinfectant wipe that have been touched by myself or by the patient after we're done with the appointment.
3. I'll be especially thorough in wiping down the table that people lie on. As always, I change the headrest paper. Now I'll also fully wipe down the headrest itself and the handrests; along with wiping down the entire table.
4. There are very few people coming to my office each week. It's not like a grocery store where are hundreds of people who have been in the same space as you've been in. This small number of people entering my office helps reduce the possibility of viral transmission.

Some Brief Comments About How To Become Less Likely Of Becoming Sick From The Coronavirus
I addressed how to be less likely to become sick in an article. Click here to read the article on what to do to be healthier, and therefore have more resistance against the coronavirus.

The following are some very brief comments about how to become less likely to become sick from the coronavirus. Do all of the external actions of social distancing and personal hygiene (washing your hands, limiting the amount of time that you touch your face when you're outside the house, and wearing a mask and gloves if you choose to).

Not everyone who gets exposed to the coronavirus will get sick from the virus. There is such a big key factor in whether you'll become sick or not, and that big key factor is how healthy you are. Our body is made up of 37.2 trillion (I haven't counted them, but that's what science estimates). All of the 37.2 trillion cells are made up from the food that we eat and the air that we breathe. (Yes, genetics plays a role in our health. Outside of genetics, we have a huge influence in how healthy we are.)

In the pdf article I address five points to be healthier now. Two of those points are extremely important. Those two key points are to get enough rest and to eat well. If you do just these two points (of the five points), you'll do a lot to be healther now.

In Conclusion
My hopes are that you will take steps to improve your health. Please do call or text me if you have any health questions. As always, use my chiropractic services when it's appropriate for you.

With many good wishes for you, for your family, and for our big family of people on earth,
Phil