All surfaces that come into contact frequently with hands will be cleaned and disinfected at least twice per day and when visibly dirty. These surfaces include but are not limited to: doorknobs, cupboard/cabinet handles, waiting room chair(s), light switches, counters, faucets, fridge handle, laundry machine knobs, computer screens, keyboards/mouse, phones, etc. The Plexiglass barrier at the front desk will be cleaned once a day. The Point of Sale terminal if touched during payment processing will be disinfected after each use.
All treatment rooms/areas will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use before the next patient is brought into the treatment space. This includes cleaning the treatment table, chair, pillow and door handles, as well as changing the pillow case. All equipment used with patient contact (ie wedges, reflex hammers, goniometers, wall, etc) will be cleaned and disinfected after each use. Resistance bands used with a patient should be given to the patient to take home with them or are otherwise discarded. They should not be reused. If a computer is used after interaction with a patient, then the keyboard and mouse would also need to be disinfected. Use of plastic wrap over the keyboard may be used to help preserve the electronics – it would still need to be disinfected if used after contact with a patient.
The cleaner and disinfectant used in the clinic will be a diluted bleach solution (1 oz bleach to 32 oz water). The solution will be made fresh each workday and any unused solution will be discarded prior to the next workday. All surfaces will remain wet for 5 minutes for disinfectant to work before being rinsed with water and allowed to dry.