Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Even though our unwelcome houseguest is still hanging around, many people who were unemployed, laid off or furloughed because of COVID-19 are now returning to work out of economic necessity. These folks are surprised to find that they are experiencing significant back pain, perhaps for the first time in their lives,… Read more »
We have been closely monitoring the COVID numbers in our area and according to the CDC, we are now in a high volume zone for COVID cases. VDH recommendations, that follow the CDC recommendations, are that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, need to wear a face covering while indoors, as well as practicing hand-washing… Read more »
Andrew L. Martin, PsyD “The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can persist and be long lasting for several years…” – Karthirvel, N1 If you are emerging from the pandemic with less excitement than you thought you would, that is normal. In fact, about a third of us will experience lingering stress, generally… Read more »
Effective immediately – based on new guidance from the United States Center for Disease Control and the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Ralph Northam, masks will not be required at Orthopaedic & Spine Center or OSC Physical Therapy Center for patients and employees who have been fully vaccinated.
We want to ensure that everyone who enters OSC feels safe and comfortable. OSC must enforce the wearing of face coverings because 1) a Virginia government mask mandate still exists; 2) we are making every effort to ensure the safety of our doctors, staff, and other patients to minimize the probability of infection and; 3) persons who have been vaccinated can still carry and transmit the virus.
Here we are in February 2021 and it’s been almost a year since COVID-19 was first discovered in the United States. Goodness, have our lives changed and who’d have thought we’d still be wearing masks, physically distancing, avoiding crowds and public places with many of us continuing to work from home. We venture out to… Read more »
When 2020 began, none of us predicted how it would unfold, into months of a worldwide pandemic that has turned our work lives and our social relationships upside down. Most of us are experiencing pandemic fatigue, tired of being restricted in our movement, activity, and in who we can see, touch, hug and kiss. We may face the loss of our livelihoods due to our businesses being shut down, or our jobs being taken away. Our children are suffering because they can’t go to school, see their friends, interact with their classmates or learn as they normally do. So how do we find joy and happiness in the holidays this year amid so many challenges?
All established patients who do not need to update their paperwork and Bone Density patients can now use OSC’s Virtual Lobby to pre-check-in for their appointment. It’s easy and simply requires that we have your cell phone number! The patient will receive an appointment reminder text 1 hour prior to their appointment The patient… Read more »
We are pleased to announce that all of our physician offices, Physical Therapy Clinic and MRI Center will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, June 15, 2020. They are as follows: Physician Offices: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MRI Center: Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, weekend hours also… Read more »
Governor Ralph Northam has issued a mandate that all Virginians wear face masks while in public places and buildings, effective Friday, May 29, 2020. OSC will comply with this mandate and require that all patients wear a mask or face covering while inside our medical offices and Physical Therapy Clinic. The only exceptions to… Read more »