News : Physical Therapy

COVID-19 UPDATE

Hope all of you are continuing to stay safe (and sane!) during these uncertain times! Just wanted to give everyone an update of our policies and procedures to ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. anyone entering the clinic will need to wear a face mask that is appropriately covering their entire nose and mouth
  2. Temp checked at door.  Will cancel/reschedule PT session if temp is > than 99.5 deg F 
  3. Pass our Covid-19 screening  
    1. In the past 14 days 
      1. No fever > than 99.5 deg F 
      2. Body aches, Chills, Sore Throat, Coughing, Headache, Short of Breathe, Gastrointestinal dysfunction, Loss of Taste or Smell 
      3. Anyone at home with such symptoms above 
      4. Anyone you have had contact with (< than 6 ft for 15 min or more) that has been (+) for Covid-19 
      5. Actively awaiting results of Covid-19 test 
      6. You yourself is Covid-19 and not released by MD 
      7. Travel off island 
    2. If answer Yes to any of the above- will need MD note to return to PT 
  4. Cleaning protocol 
    1. All contact surfaces are cleaned with EPA certified Covid-19 cleaners 
  5. All patients are only in direct contact with their PT only 
  6. No one will be awaiting in our waiting room 
  7. All staff is wearing KN95/faceshields when in direct contact with patients.  They are required to wash hands/hand disinfectant with each  

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Valued Patients and Family:
COPTS has reopened our doors! We have been performing telehealth visits since 4/06/20 and began seeing in person patients starting 5/4/2020.
We want to assure you we are doing our part in these uncertain times. We will continue our efforts to keep our community safe, healthy, and happy. In accordance for the Center for Disease Control, these steps are taken immediately:
1) All contacted surfaces are routinely cleaned using medically graded cleaners
2) All Men’s and Women’s Bathrooms on this floor have soap and water. Every patient/caregiver is encouraged to wash their hand prior to appointments.
3) Staff will wash their hands and/or sanitize with disinfectant between patients
4) In the efforts of Social Distancing patients/caregivers are recommended to sit 6 ft apart in our waiting room. We ask that family members please wait outside of clinic – either in the car or outside building in open area unless: 1) pt is a minor, 2) pt requires use of translator
5) Anyone that has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, respiratory symptoms, body aches, loss of taste/smell, gastrointestinal problems, headache, sore throat are not to come inside our clinic. We are screening those on the phone prior to appointments
6) We have isolated rooms in our clinic 6 ft apart from other contact other than your Physical Therapists
7) We are forehead temperature checking anyone who comes inside our clinic upon arrival and those with a temperature > than 99.5 deg we do recommend not entering our clinic.
8) All our Physical Therapists are routinely temperature checked and will not be in clinic if they have any respiratory symptoms
This is a fluid situation and is subject to change in accordance with local, state, and federal standards. We will update you regularly with any modification to these plans.
Wishing you are all stayin safe and healthy from our family here at Central Oahu Physical Therapy Specialists!

Posture Got You Down?

Have you ever noticed that after a long day at work your neck, shoulders and low back are kind of tight and sore (especially if you do a lot of computer work)? Feels like you’re in a huge knot and you just can’t shake it? Well, maybe you need to have your work station assessed to make sure you are in the most efficient position possible to minimize the stresses to your neck, shoulders, and back. This can make all the difference in the world!

If you feel like you would benefit from a work station assessment, please call us, Central Oahu PT Specialists, at 450-9250.

Got Lower Back Pain? Go See Your Physical Therapist!

Do you suffer from low back pain? Have you tried to just lay off and rest it but the pain persists? Physical therapy may be your answer.

A recent study in the journal Spine found that patients that received physical therapy within the first 4 weeks of the onset of low back pain were less likely to receive epidural steroid injections, lumbar surgery, or frequent physician office visits in the year following their initial physician visit as compared with patients who received physical therapist treatment later. Also, in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, specific trunk strengthening and balance exercises were shown to be more beneficial than just strengthening and flexibility exercises alone in people with long standing low back pain.

If you suffer from low back pain and are interested in learning specific exercises that can help you, please call us, Central Oahu PT Specialists, at 450-9250.

E Komo Mai

Aloha and welcome to Central Oahu Physical Therapy Specialists, LLC. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of PT possible. Our treatments are individualized to each patient and his or her goals. This is accomplished by providing you only one to one treatments with a licensed PT for full 1 hour sessions, using the most current and evidence based treatments to treat your problem, and treating you as a whole person to make sure we address your problem from all angles – work related duties/movements, recreational hobbies, movement patterns, etc. so that we can ensure the most efficient return to your prior level of function and improve your overall quality of movement/life.

If you feel that you may benefit from our services, give us a call or you may fill out or bring the prescription form to your physician, asking that you would like to have some physical therapy, have him sign it and fax it to us.

  • I've benefited in so many ways: improved my functionality, learned to re-educate my muscles "slowly", and continued to maintain a pro-active attitude by taking control of my healing.

    C.O. - CoPT Patient

  • I appreciate, very much, that you thoroughly explained the purpose of the exercises - it is more meaningful when doing the exercise, to know its purpose.

    C.C. - CoPT Patient

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Physical Therapy News

  • COVID-19 UPDATE

    Hope all of you are continuing to stay safe (and sane!) during these uncertain times!…

  • COVID-19 UPDATE

    Dear Valued Patients and Family:COPTS has reopened our doors! We have been performing telehealth visits…

  • Posture Got You Down?

    Have you ever noticed that after a long day at work your neck, shoulders and…