To our patients, staff, physicians, colleagues, and the public at large,
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, RI Rehab Physical Therapy has temporarily suspended its’ services in the best interest of the public, its’ patients and its’ staff for the recommended time frames given by State and Federal government and health agencies.
In ethical matters of clinical care, we may look to the wisdom of the sages for guidance. According to the Hippocratic oath taken by physicians in early civilization it is said “First do no harm.” Further, throughout time in matters of social policy and religious teachings we have a human responsibility. It is said “to save one life is to save the world,” but today in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the converse may also be true, that if we infect one life, we infect the world. Therefore, the essential services we provide intended to “heal and repair” may very well result in the unintended consequence of doing harm. It is for this reason that despite efforts to control the spread of this disease in the normal course of providing an essential physical therapy service, we feel compelled to follow the recommendations of our health and government agencies and temporarily suspend our services.
Please note that RI Rehabilitation Center / RI Rehab Physical Therapy is continuing to offer telehealth physical therapy services through www.rirehab-covid19.com.