March 11, 2020
A Message from Our Office Regarding Being Proactive and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As a valued member of our Madeira Chiropractic Wellness Center, Inc. family, we appreciate the trust you place in us. As the concerns about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) intensify, please know that we are taking steps to ensure your safety at home and when you visit us.
We are daily staying abreast of all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), US Department of Health and the PA Department of Health.
In the clinic we have intensified our housekeeping and infection control procedures and being diligent with hand washing and use of hand sanitizers. We strongly encourage all patients to wash their hands when you first walk into the clinic. Most people who do get sick will only experience the typical signs of the common cold or flu. Those most at risk are seniors (and those of any age) who are immune-compromised such as those with heart, lung or immune disorders or are diabetic.
Please be reminded that one of the best ways to keep your immunity strong is with regular chiropractic care. Additionally, we will continue to keep you updated on everything you can do to be proactive at home to protect you and your family as more information becomes available.
Steps You Can Take Now to be Proactive in Preventing the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Keep your immune system strong by getting regular chiropractic adjustments.
- Increase the frequency of your chiropractic care between now and June 1, 2020.
- Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with warm water and soap. Focus on thumbs and especially fingertips.
- Get plenty of sleep each night. If you have difficulty sleeping, ask us to recommend a natural supplement to enhance your ability to sleep.
- Eat a healthy diet and limit your intake of sugar as this is known to lower immunity.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible.
- Consider using preventive supplements to boost your immunity such as Agrisept-L, Elderberry (syrup or lozenges), probiotics and daily Vitamin C intake.
- Avoid non-essential plane travel, avoid cruise ships.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid being around others if you become sick.
- Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or elbow instead of your hand. Throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands afterwards.
- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces at home such as doorknobs, light switches, faucets, toilets and countertops.
- Please note the CDC recommends that face masks only be worn by those who are sick.
Dr. John Madeira and Your Health Team at Madeira Chiropractic Wellness Center, Inc.