UPDATE ON THE COVID-19
A MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY about upcoming changes at the office!
From the family at High Point Chiropractic to yours❤️
Things certainly have changed quickly for all of us over the past few weeks. We want you, our community, to know that we are taking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very seriously at HPC.
Your health and the health of this community is of our utmost concern and we are taking all the necessary steps to follow all state regulations to ensure your health and safety. While our office is cleaned regularly, we have scheduled additional deep cleaning services to put your minds at ease.
Here is an overview of the steps we are taking:
- Pre-screening all patients before treatment for COVID-19.
- Temporary removal of the toy section.
- No icing or use of ice packs in house.
- Frequent cleaning and sanitization of surfaces, tables, door handles. All tables and chairs will be cleaned and sanitized after every patient comes in contact with EPA registered cleaners.
- Sanitizing hands, facepieces and hand rests between each patient.
- Spread out scheduling to support social distancing.
- Continued common-sense practices surrounding hygiene and hand washing.
- Doctors using 3M, N95 Masks on every adjustment.
**The office will remain open during our normal office hours until further notice**
*On that note, if you are sick, have traveled internationally in the last 3 weeks, or have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, please give us a call to reschedule your appointments*
*If your appointment typically falls during a busier time in the office, as you know, we are extremely flexible with scheduling. We would be happy to reschedule your appointment at a quieter time during the shift...just let us know!*
5 Tips to Support Your Family's Health and Immunity
Along with good hygiene habits like washing your hands with soap and water and minimizing touching your face, there are many other things you can do to support your health and immune system.
- Get Adequate Sleep: Use this time to reevaluate your nighttime routines and sleep patterns. Lack of sleep has a massive impact on the responsiveness of your immune system. Aim for 7-8 hours per night for adults and 10-12 for children. Avoid technology and screens at least 60 minutes before sleep time.
- Assess your Nutrition: It is imperative we feed our body nutrient-dense, high quality foods to support optimum overall functioning. Are you eating lots of vegetables and seasonal fruits? Are you purchasing local and/or organic foods? Organic quality is of particular importance for your protein and dairy choices. For a list of the best fruits and vegetables to buy organic, simply google "Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen". If you need guidance with your nutrition, please let us know! We are here to support you!
- Hydrate with beverages that do not contain sugar and caffeine.
- Exercise and move "Nutritiously" throughout your day. Aim for at least 20-30 min of exercise daily. Light exercise has been shown to augment the functionality of the immune system (so now is the time to get out and move your body on a daily basis)!
- Get Adjusted: Chiropractic Care has been shown in several studies to have a positive effect on the immune system. Case studies show that including chiropractic care as a part of your health care routines help to support wellness year after year.
It is so much easier to keep "well people well", then to help them heal from full-blown sickness. Invest in the tips above and you will go a long way to create a strong "terrain" which can be inhospitable to viral and bacterial infections.
And remember, even if you do get sick, staying vigilant with these habits will help you recover faster.