Last Updated 11/15/2020


As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread across our community, state, nation and world, all of us at Specialized Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc. continue to monitor and comply with all mandates and recommendations put forth by the CDC and RI Department of Health for the safety of our staff and clients.  The following guidelines are strictly enforced at all times:

  • All staff must wear masks that are deemed proper PPE, such as surgical masks, N95 masks, or KN95 masks. Cloth masks are not supported as proper PPE.
  • All staff will adhere to stringent hand washing policies for frequency and procedure.
  • All staff will maintain 6 feet social distancing as much as possible.
  • There will be no congregating in the “break room” (currently CLOSED) as staff will eat at their desks until further notice.
  • All patients are required to wear a mask (cloth acceptable) upon entering the premises. Anyone who does not have one will be provided with a mask.
  • Thermal scans are required of all staff and patients and are recorded and logged as per RI DOH and state guidelines.
  • All Physical Therapy equipment and furniture is appropriately cleaned with a hospital grade sanitizer after EVERY touch from a patient.
  • High touch traffic areas such as door handles, etc. are sanitized routinely throughout the day. Some doors have been propped open temporarily to reduce hand touching of door handles.
  • All linens are removed and cleaned after each contact with a patient.
  • All treatment tables have been positioned 6 feet apart. Any tables not 6 feet apart are separated by appropriate 6 ft. x 6ft. barriers in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
  • HVAC systems are in compliance with proper filters to maintain healthy airflow.
  • Small room air purifiers have been dispersed and located in areas of higher person traffic.
  • Windows will be opened on appropriately warmer days to provide fresh airflow into the office space.
  • Current matriculating patients ONLY within the premises at all times. Other people who may be waiting for a patient will be asked to wait outside the office or in their cars.  ONLY exceptions are if the patient is a minor or patients with specific special needs (such as a 24 hour caregiver).

Stay Educated and Up to Date

The websites below can provide you with more information on COVID-19 and precautions you can take. We encourage you to visit these sites to learn more.

The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick. Stay on top of the latest by visiting the CDC website      or     Rhode Island Department of Health.

Our team is working hard to be safe, calm and continue to provide the best possible care to the people who need it most.

Best of health to all,

Jason Ulisse, PT

Specialized Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc.