One of Vancouver’s mainstay physical therapy providers is slated to reopen starting next week. Myodetox, which offers physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic says that all clinics across the Lower Mainland will reopen starting on Tuesday, May 19.
“Leading up to this reopening, our teams have revamped our operations as part of our commitment to offering a safe and comfortable clinic experience,” says the company.
In line with measures provided by provincial health authorities, the reopening will take place with several additional safety precautions.
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Specifically, the changes introduced by Myodtox focus on three main areas — reducing capacity, physical distancing within the clinic, and implementing a health screening process for both clients and the team.
To start, a strict maximum capacity rule is being implemented to limit the number of individuals inside a clinic at once. Additionally, session times are being staggered as a means to minimize the risk of overcrowding.
Plexiglass barriers and “Think Inside The Box” markers have also been installed within the clinics, as a means of ensuring physical distancing. The markers provide a guide on where to stand, sit, and to place any valuables. The use of shared lockers is also being restricted.
Measures are also being put in place for clients and staff. Any potential clients will receive online forms to complete before the date of their session, which determines whether they’re healthy and mandatory to take part in their booking.
Visitors are also asked to arrive right on time for a session to avoid crowding inside the clinics. Employees at the clinic will also ask several questions as part of a brief verbal screening.
Staff at all clinics will take part in a mandatory screening before each shift, which includes a temperature check. Also, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks at all times and they will be provided to clients if they don’t have one on hand.
As part of British Columbia’s restart plan, select businesses and restaurants are beginning to reopen as of mid-May. Personal service establishments, in-person counselling, and outdoor spaces are also reopening to the public.
There are six Myodetox locations in total, including Kitsilano, Fraser, Chinatown, Oak Street, Main Street, and the North Shore.
A broader opening of parks, select entertainment, and the film industry is tentatively scheduled to reopen over the summer, so long as BC continues to minimize the spread of COVID-19.