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Clinic closed, emergent care may be available by appointment only

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Our clinic remains closed for an unknown amount of time. If you are experiencing a health emergency, you may qualify to be seen for emergent care only. Contact our office via the form on our website or email info@hopechiropractic.ca We look forward to being able to serve everyone again! Updates will be posted on our website, facebook page on our office voicemail message.

Urgent care is defined for all chiropractors as follows:

Urgent neurological chiropractic care: 

  • This is defined as a pathology that could reasonably lead to a neurological deficit. The patient must be a demonstratable candidate for response to manual treatment, as delivered by a chiropractor; and if left untreated would result in the patient seeking urgent or emergency care at a medical facility.

Urgent musculoskeletal chiropractic care:

  • This is defined as a pathology that could reasonably be a musculoskeletal condition for the patient that does, or would incapacitate the patient’s ability to function in performing daily activities without immediate intervention; and if left untreated would result in the patient seeking urgent or emergency care at a medical facility.

Closed the week of March 30th

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Hope Chiropractic will be closed from March 30th until April 5th (this was a pre-planned closure). We will resume caring for only emergent cases on Monday, April 6th until given further instructions from the Alberta Government and the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors. If you think you may qualify for emergent care, please email our office at info@hopechiropractic.ca to get in touch with our chiropractor. Thank you!

Emergent Care – Hours for the week of March 23rd

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Please see the post below regarding our office moving to emergent care only for an unknown amount of time. If you feel you qualify for emergent care at this time, please EMAIL us at info@hopechiropractic.ca for the quickest response.

Hours for the week of March 23rd to care for emergent cases are as follows:

Monday: 10-1, 3-6

Tuesday: 11-1

Wednesday & Friday: 10-12, 4-6

Thank you for your understanding!

Update March 20, 2020 – Beginning care for emergent care only

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March 20, 2020 6:30pm

As of this afternoon it is under the recommendation of the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors that effective Monday, March 23, 2020 all chiropractic services be suspended except those limited to emergent care.

If you have an appointment scheduled, please read the following to ensure your situation meets the requirements for us to proceed with your appointment.  If you do not require emergent care (as defined below), please call us at 780.469.4438 and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.  If you are unsure if you qualify for care, please call us to assist with confirming your condition.

Emergent care is defined as:

  1. The patient is in an acute* condition where they would be severely physically limited from basic daily activities*** without chiropractic care. An example may include pain that limits your ability to sit/stand/move. OR
  2. The patient is in a sub-acute** condition that if left untreated would be vulnerable to an acute flare-up that could leave them severely physically limited from basic daily activities***. An example may be recognizing you are going to have a migraine which will limit your ability to perform basic daily activities.

*Acute meaning a severe or sudden onset.

**Sub-acute meaning rather recent onset or somewhat rapid change

*** Basic Daily Activities – Activities of daily living (ADLs) are routine activities people do every day without assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.

We will continue to serve emergent cases unless directed to do otherwise, granted you clear pre-screening measures and do not present with any of the concerned symptoms of COVID-19.  If you are unsure of your COVID-19 symptoms please utilize this tool for direction on how to proceed:

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

Our team will be in contact with you via phone on Monday, March 23rd to confirm whether you meet the criteria for emergent care or whether you will need to reschedule your upcoming appointment(s).

It is possible our hours of operation may change over the course of the next undetermined amount of time. Please call the office at 780.469.443 or email info@hopechiropractic.ca to ensure we can accommodate you during the hours we will be open. We will continue to respond to voicemail and email during this time, please leave a message. We thank you in advance for your patience as we get back to you.

Friendly reminder: the clinic will be closed for the week of March 30th (this closure was pre-planned)

We want to thank our members and our team for complying with many changes required to maintain an operational status.

Disinfecting areas of high contamination zones began in early March 2020 and extra measures were implemented as per Alberta Health Services and the Alberta College of Chiropractors advisement on March 13, 2020.

We have and continue to;

  • Screen practice members
  • Maintain a facility appropriate with social distancing recommendations
  • Disinfect high touch areas and treatment areas
  • Use hand sanitizer and/or washing hands prior to providing care to our members

We want to assure you, we have done everything in our ability to provide care and keep our clinic operating in a healthy and safe environment over the past weeks in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic.

We continue to pray for you and your loved ones during this trying time.  We look forward to serving you in the coming months as this pandemic rests and our new normal returns.  Should you desire to share a prayer request, feel free to email or call us and we will certainly pray for you.

Yours in health,

Dr. Brad Ford & The Hope Team

 

Update from Hope Chiropractic – March 16, 2020

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We wanted to provide an update regarding our office and the emerging issue around the coronavirus.  Yes we are open and serving our community at this time.  Your health always has been and will continue to be our #1 priority. We have been monitoring the advice from Alberta Health Services and following all recommendations by AHS and the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors.

Some steps we have taken to enhance cleanliness in the office are as follows:
1. Wiping down high touch areas every hour throughout the office
2.  Removing high touch items such as the kids’ toys, magazines and daily handouts (sorry kids!)
3.  Our team will be signing you in as you arrive, rather than having you use the sign-in computers & keyboards. When you arrive for your appointment, please come see one of the ladies at the front desk to get you checked in!
4.  Dr. Brad has hand sanitizer and is washing his hands frequently throughout the day

We ask that you please avoid coming to the office if:
– You have traveled outside Canada since February 27, 2020 (as per Alberta Health Services, self isolation is recommended for 2 weeks prior to engaging in regular activities)
– You have a fever, cough and/or nausea
– You had close contact with a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
– You had close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who was in mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iran, South Korea, Japan, or Italy since February 27, 2020
If you have any of the above symptoms, please contact Health Link at 811

We have plenty of soap and water to wash your hands before and after your appointment.  Thank you for understanding and we will keep you updated should anything change!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 780-469-4438

Yours in health,

Drs. Brad and Genevieve Ford

Closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 5

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Hope Chiropractic will be closed for the Christmas holidays from December 24th to January 5th. We will be open again to serve you on Monday, January 6th.

From our team to your family, Merry Christmas & a Healthy New Year!