Physio’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Effective Monday, March 23rd, we will be making the following important changes to our business:

*We are still open!
*We are focusing on 1:1 sessions and avoiding any group interaction, as well as keeping recommendations around proximity in mind. 
*Cleaning and sanitization continue to be a priority.
*We are modifying our hours to the following – based on the current need:
Monday and Wednesdays 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am – 5 pm
Friday – Closed

*We will no longer be offering massage services for the immediate future.
*Our Foam Rolling workshop is ONLINE!
Physio Community,

We want to take some time to ensure you that we are committed to providing a safe space for our community and continuously monitoring the updates, advisories, and recommendations for COVID-19 through the CDC and WHO. It is important for us as healthcare providers to understand our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 to communities of people we care about. Our team is staying nimble to react appropriately during this dynamic situation and has implemented additional precautionary practices in our operations during this time of heightened awareness.
Our priority is always the health and safety of our clients and employees. With the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we feel it is important to keep our clients informed of how we are maintaining a safe environment in our clinic, and how everyone can assist in protecting themselves as well.

What is Physio doing?
1. We are sanitizing all treatment areas and equipment thoroughly as always.
2. We are making sure that alcohol-based hand sanitizer is available to both clients and employees, as well as antiviral tissues.
3. We are cleaning overtime! We are sanitizing our lobby every two hours, and taking extra precautions by sanitizing doorknobs, pens, and more!
What can you do?
1. Wash your hands regularly. Be sure to wash for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if hand washing is not an option.
2. If you cough or sneeze, cover your face with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
3. If you are sick (fever, coughing, shortness of breath) –
STAY HOME! We do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, but let us know if you are feeling ill. Your health and safety come first! Take care of yourself, and protect others. 
*We ask that you stay home for the safety of patients and staff if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms, if you have traveled to an affected geographic location within the last 14 days or if you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Help Prevent the Spread.
Visit cdc.gov for the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus. And, if you have any questions or concerns regarding what we are doing to keep Physio a happy and healthy place, let us know!   

(828) 348-1780

Sincerely, 
Chris Taylor, PT, and the Physio Team
Why are we Open?

Our clients need us. We don’t want you to lose your function, have more pain or not be able to enjoy your life. This is why we are here. Many clients have recently had surgery, it is especially important to continue care. We will be adding virtual physical therapy very soon.

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’s 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”.


Dr. Matos is a member of an advisory group in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense. Dr. Matos has experience working with the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, and the CDC. He has served as a public health emergency officer for 14 Department of Defense installations and has participated in multiple disease and epidemiologic investigations. Dr. Matos has received extensive training in risk communication in a public health emergency and in exposure investigations.

Chris Taylor is the Founding Physical Therapist at PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville. He has been voted Best Physical Therapist in Western North Carolina every year by the Mountain XPress Reader Poll. His experience includes being a patient himself which deepens his understanding of each aspect of the rehab process. He has lived and worked in 11 states which contributes to the treatment style he has developed which breaks the mold. Become a better You today! #KeepAshevilleActive