"Restoring function, maximizing performance".

- Members, American Physical Therapy Association -

                   A quarterly e-newsletter published by Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy

Coronavirus and Our Commitment to Patient Safety

Our primary concern is always the health and safety of our patients.  
SMPT has been  working with the medical community, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), to ensure we put in place the right safeguards and procedures related to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the situation evolves, you can expect further updates on our response. 
Important Information for Patients

The single biggest factor in successful physical therapy is completing your treatment. SMPT is open and we will continue to serve our patients.
  • ​We are committed to ensuring our clinics are following proper protocol for sanitizing and disinfecting treatment tables, exercise equipment, waiting rooms, doors and general areas.
  • We encourage staff and patients to practice preventative measures, such as washing hands and covering coughs/sneezes, to reduce the spread of all seasonal viruses.

SMPT screens all patients and clinicians for symptoms before allowing treatment. We ask the following two questions and if the answer is yes to either question, we insist on rescheduling their appointments or not returning to work until it is safe to do so
  • In the last 14 days, have you or anyone in your household been to Level 3 destinations — please see the CDC website for the most current list; returned from a cruise; or knowingly been exposed to anyone with coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • Do you or anyone in your household have current flu-like or upper respiratory symptoms, fever, cough or shortness of breath?   
Staying Informed

To help ensure you have the latest and most up-to-date information, please review the links below of other healthcare and government organizations:
3/19/20 (revised 4/7/20)

Sacramento County’s “Shelter In Place” Order

Currently Sacramento County has issued a shelter-in-place order. The order requires that the residents of the county stay in their homes and only go out for essential chores. According to Mayor Steinberg, residents can still engage in all the essential functions of life, like grocery shopping, essential medical appointments, and getting outdoors for a run or a walk, as long as it's at a safe distance from others. 

According to the Sacramento County website and the Department of Homeland Security, Health Care Facilities and health care workers are currently considered essential.

Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy is dedicated to serving our community as safely and as responsibly as possible. We have implemented the recommended safeguards to protect our patients and staff. Should changes be made in the future that impact our ability to provide care as it is currently being delivered, you will be notified.

What you can expect upon arriving at our facility: all doors leading to our facility are being left open; a number of our lobby chairs have been removed to increase distance between patients; all patients have their temperatures taken via an infrared scanner prior to entering the clinic;  before receiving care each patient washes their hands; all patient wash their hands before leaving the clinic.  We are constantly cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces between patients.  Our treating staff members are wearing surgical masks.