COVID-19 Update

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UPDATE as of March 30, 2020

We are committed to helping our patients reach their optimal health. We are taking extra measures to make sure that our staff and patients stay safe and healthy during this time.  With the Governor’s Order to stay at home for all non-essential positions, we are following those guidelines. As a health clinic, we are essential to both our patients and our companies who are still working during this time. We are open and here to serve our community! We are following all guidelines including having only half our staff working at any given time and making sure we are doing extra to keep our offices sanitized before and after every patient visit. During this COVID-19 outbreak, we fully support social distancing at this time, please call us if you are unable to make it to your visits and we will reschedule you. We do have supplements in office that can help strengthen your immune system. Please feel free to call or stop by to speak to our doctors about those. We also have read several studies about the affects of adjustments on the bodies response to inflammation. We are doing all we can to help our patients keep their immune systems in fighting order.
The primary purpose of chiropractic care is to realign the vertebrae in your spine to reduce pressure on the nerves and promote a healthy nervous system. When the spine and other joints are properly aligned, and your nerves function as they should, your body’s biomechanics return to normal. This stops the production of neuropeptides, which can help reduce inflammation.
Chiropractic adjustments may also help reduce the production of cytokines, proteins that regulate the cells of the immune system. When cytokines build up, they can cause a severe inflammatory response. Preliminary studies suggest that chiropractics may help not only the affected areas but other parts of the body as well.
We will be suspending our massage therapy for the next few weeks as this is considered a nonessential service at this time by the Governor’s statement as of March 25, 2020. We will be offing a great special during this time that you can use once everything has reopened. We are offing our 1 hour massage gift cards for $65. But if you buy five or more hours we will take the price to $50 per hour! This is a great time to stock up or think about Mother’s Day gifts!  Massage will be a great way to relax after all this stress!
Our Idaho Workcare employees are here to serve our community as well! We will continue to do drug testing and physicals to make sure those looking for jobs have every opportunity to get them as soon as possible. We are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. We will be closed Tuesdays and Thursdays during this time. Please call and set up your pre-employment physicals, renew your DOT cards or any drug testing services you may need. We are happy to be here to help!
As always please feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns.

UPDATE as of March 23, 2020

We are open and taking every precaution to keep our staff and patients safe and healthy. With that, we have limited our in office staff and only have one doctor practicing each week for the next 4 weeks. The first 2 weeks will be Dr. Holwege and the second 2 weeks will be Dr. Wight. We are doing this to limit exposure. We are also asking all patients who come into our office if they have had a fever, cough, body aches, or any other symptoms before they are seen. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office. Our priority is the safety of our staff and our patients. This protocol may change at any time so thank you for your understanding during this time.

UPDATE as of March 18, 2020

We are committed to helping our patients reach their optimal health. We are taking extra measures to make sure that our staff and patients stay safe and healthy during this time.  With the Governor’s Order to stay at home for all non-essential positions, we are following those guidelines. As a health clinic, we are essential to both our patients and our companies who are still working during this time. We are open and here to serve our community! We are following all guidelines including having only half our staff working at any given time and making sure we are doing extra to keep our offices sanitized before and after every patient visit. During this COVID-19 outbreak, we fully support social distancing at this time, please call us if you are unable to make it to your visits and we will reschedule you. We do have supplements in office that can help strengthen your immune system. Please feel free to call or stop by to speak to our doctors about those. We also have read several studies about the affects of adjustments on the bodies response to inflammation. We are doing all we can to help our patients keep their immune systems in fighting order.
The primary purpose of chiropractic care is to realign the vertebrae in your spine to reduce pressure on the nerves and promote a healthy nervous system. When the spine and other joints are properly aligned, and your nerves function as they should, your body’s biomechanics return to normal. This stops the production of neuropeptides, which can help reduce inflammation.
Chiropractic adjustments may also help reduce the production of cytokines, proteins that regulate the cells of the immune system. When cytokines build up, they can cause a severe inflammatory response. Preliminary studies suggest that chiropractics may help not only the affected areas but other parts of the body as well.
We will be suspending our massage therapy for the next few weeks as this is considered a nonessential service at this time by the Governor’s statement as of March 25, 2020. We will be offing a great special during this time that you can use once everything has reopened. We are offing our 1 hour massage gift cards for $65. But if you buy five or more hours we will take the price to $50 per hour! This is a great time to stock up or think about Mother’s Day gifts!  Massage will be a great way to relax after all this stress!
Our Idaho Workcare employees are here to serve our community as well! We will continue to do drug testing and physicals to make sure those looking for jobs have every opportunity to get them as soon as possible. We are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. We will be closed Tuesdays and Thursdays during this time. Please call and set up your pre-employment physicals, renew your DOT cards or any drug testing services you may need. We are happy to be here to help!
As always please feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns.

Here at Legacy Health Partners, we are very concerned about keeping our patients safe while continuing their healing journey. We have amped up our sanitary measures by changing some of the techniques our doctors use to adjust — having hand sanitizer accessible before and after every treatment, as well as continuing to clean our hard surfaces regularly.

With your health in mind, we have a stock of Vitamin D3 and Echinacea-C supplements, which are proven to boost the immune system and help speed up the healing process. With Idaho reporting its first confirmed cases of COVID-19, we know patients and staff are very worried about how the virus may impact families and our community as a whole.

There will be heightened concerns about the virus and increased demand for testing, but we urge patients and staff to follow the guidance from East Idaho Public Health. They urge that only those who meet the following criteria call their healthcare provider to discuss testing for COVID-19:

  • Have a cough OR fever with shortness of breath AND have traveled to a COVID-19 affected area within the prior 14 days.
  • Had close contact with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 patient within the prior 14 days.

Health officials say those who do not have COVID-19 symptoms should not seek medical attention as it places an undue burden on our healthcare system. In addition, they stress the most effective way to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 is to practice basic preventative hygiene:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Events are changing rapidly and we promise to keep you updated as we receive additional guidance from the Governor’s office and Eastern Idaho Public Health. We value our patient’s health and understand if you choose to stay home or self-quarantine over the coming days. Please call us at 208-522-2591 and we will be happy to work with you to get your schedule rearranged and keep your progress on track.

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