May 15th, 2020 – The following communication was circulated via email.
Update: Lymphedema Treatment, Virtual Care and Covid-19
We hope you are keeping safe, healthy and practicing the guidelines issued by the health authorities. The war against this pandemic can only be won if we each do our part being rigorous with our hand hygiene, maintain proper distancing and stay home unless it’s absolutely necessary to go out. We would also like to extend a huge heartfelt thanks to the frontline and essential workers who continue to risk their well-being as well as their family members as they bravely continue to show up for us…THANK YOU!
Our clinic continues to remain closed, only servicing urgent care patients. However, we have expanded our treatment capability allowing us to offer Virtual Care as an online option – that’s right, you can now receive treatment from the comfort of your home. It’s completely secure, all done online and is covered by your private health insurance. If you’re interested, contact us to discuss your situation and we’ll assess your case to determine your options.
Our team now includes a Lymphedema Certified Therapist. Lymphedema is a disease that results in extreme swelling, usually in an arm or leg (one-sided). This is caused by dysfunctional lymph nodes which are located in the armpits, neck and groin. Your lymphatic system is tasked with immune function and circulation. Lymph vessels move fluid out of tissues and break down and eliminate waste products. If this process isn’t working properly the buildup of lymph fluid occurs resulting in chronic and severe swelling that can increase without proper treatment at the onset. You can learn more via our website.
Lastly, our professional associations support the recommendations issued by our health authorities where physical distancing must be optimized so we anticipate not re-opening before the beginning of June, pending word from the Premier. However, for “non-urgent” care you can contact us to discuss the options available to you through our Virtual Care.
As we navigate through this unprecedented situation, please continue to maintain the guidelines put forth by the health authorities and reach out to someone if this experience is taking a toll. We wish you strength and wellness and hope that we can all return to some semblance of normalcy soon.
York Rehab Management.