Offer ends on Friday, but will still include 30 days of free care
VANCOUVER — Bridge Chiropractic has been a contributor to the Clark County community for over 20 years, and now is lending another level of aid and comfort to those serving that community.
Through the end of this week, May 15, Bridge Chiropractic at all of its locations in Vancouver will be offering free adjustments and 30 days of care to frontline healthcare workers. Dr. Paul Reed, owner and founder of Bridge Chiropractic, said many workers are pulling long shifts and have been on their feet for extended periods of time, which can put a strain on the body.
Muscle soreness, back pain, neck pain, and fatigue are all symptoms that can result from spending 10 to 12 hours on one’s feet a day, Reed said. This is the average amount of time many medical workers stand a day.
“Our community’s front-line medical workers are a critical piece in helping us combat our current COVID-19 crisis. These teams are under extreme amounts of mental and physical stress while providing the necessary care,” Reed said in a release. “The doctors and support staff of the Bridge Chiropractic Clinics want to help all of the front liners stay healthy so they can continue to focus on helping our community recover from this crisis as quickly as possible.”
The offer began in April, but has been extended to May 15. It is important to note that the free care of 30 days will extend beyond Friday, if a worker signs up on the last day.
The offer begins with a preliminary exam and x-ray, and then staff members develop an adjustment and exercise schedule customized for each patient.
“We just wanted to put it out there so that as many people could take advantage of it as possible and that was partially why we extended it too,” said business relations and events coordinator, Merrily Aljets. “We wanted those people to get the word and to know that it was some way to stay healthy or to get relief from pain. It’s still out there, so we would love to take care of people.”
The best way to set up an appointment with Bridge Chiropractic is to use the online portal on its website, Aljets said. Those interested can also call any of the four clinics and mention that they are a healthcare worker, she said.
“We found that a lot of people working on their feet for a lot of hours are really fatigued,” Aljets said. “This is giving them a way to kind of be energized, stay healthy, and help boost their immune system. So past that initial exam, then it also includes treatment for 30 days. That might mean some kinds of therapies and adjustments.”