As more people go back to work, some are also catching up on missed medical professionals visits.
Throughout the health orders, health center leaders at both Crestwood and Huntsville Hospital stressed how important it is for individuals to continue preventative care.
Dr. Jessica Koelker-Davis, the owner of Cove Chiropractic in South Huntsville, said a lot of her clients are still receiving care. Nevertheless, she stated back in March her office saw the effect of coronavirus because numerous patients were too concerned to come for their consultation.
“We really saw a reduction in clients because people didn't understand if they must go outdoors not to mention leave their home,” she described.
Koelker-Davis treats a range of clients of all ages doing preventative care and assisting those who battle with pain in the back, neck discomfort, headaches and a range of other issues.
She stated patients who are now working at house stated it's taking a toll.
“In the last couple of weeks [I have actually heard], ‘Oh my gosh I have been working from the couch with a 2-year-old hanging off of my shoulders, and I had this fantastic established at work and now I'm working from the cooking area table. I'm working from the couch and I am miserable. Can you please help me?'” Koelker-Davis said.
She stated when chiropractic care was deemed vital by the Alabama State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. A lot of her clients were experiencing problems with their home/work set-up.
“We lovingly refer to it as ‘tech neck' or ‘Netflix back.' We live our entire lives here. They're miserable, and they do not have their great ergonomic established like we made certain they had at work,” she said.
In order to keep patients safe, she told me they removed group therapy and are not having people in the waiting room.
Koelker-Davis and her staff are likewise all wearing masks and inviting clients to do so also.
“Every client has their own room, so they're personal and safe and secluded. We have downsized hours a bit to make sure we have enough time to sterilize and completely scrub this place down so everybody is safe as they can be,” she said.
Koelker-Davis said she's also changed hours here at Cove Chiropractic to give her staff and her lots of time to tidy flooring to ceiling.
They are asking anybody who has coronavirus symptoms to stay at home up until they are well.Source: waaytv.com