As a healthcare professional I feel that I should lead by example and take the CDC and Ohio Department of Health advice regarding social distancing. Therefore, I will be cancelling all in-person patient appointments and Pilates sessions including the group Pilates mat classes scheduled for Monday 3/16/20 through Friday 4/3/20. I do have the capability to do Telehealth visits if you are physically located in the state of Ohio at the time of the visit. I can use video chat to assess movement patterns, review exercises, show you new exercises as appropriate and provide whatever other consultation you might need.
I will be reaching out to those who have a scheduled appointment during that time over the next couple of days. If you are interested in converting your scheduled appointment to a Telehealth visit, please let me know. You can go to https://chppt.clientsecure.me to schedule a Telehealth visit as well.
I am also offering live video Pilates mat classes on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Classes are available on a subscription basis for $10/month (subscribe here). You can check out the first class (held Monday, March 16) for free at https://youtu.be/hV2Mrs5K4EY.
There is a lot up in the air right now about how this pandemic situation is going to affect our area. I will be closely monitoring the public health situation and if this hold on in-person visits needs to continue beyond 3/27/20 I will let you know as soon as I make that decision.
Meanwhile, I encourage everyone to take the warnings from the CDC and ODH seriously. Stay home as much as you possibly can, work remotely if you are able, don’t interact with people unnecessarily, and of course wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and disinfect surfaces frequently. It is essential that we “flatten the curve” — slow the spread of disease so that our medical system can keep up with demand. Here is a link to a great article in case you need some data to help you understand what is happening, why I’m doing this, and what you can do to slow this virus down: https://www.fast.ai/2020/03/09/coronavirus/
Thanks for your understanding!