and your health at KCPT
No doubt, our lives have changed dramatically in a very short time. I am sure that our stress levels are high as we struggle with concerns about our physical and emotional health. I am thinking of you during this time.
Maryland Chiropractors have been given guidance to close except for treating acute cases. I want to do what is both legally and ethically right while serving my patients. With this in mind, I will be closed through April 3rd.
At this time I plan to open starting Monday April 6th and will have limited times available for acute patient care. It is my responsibility to adhere to accepted, standard safety protocols which means I cannot see patients who have COVID-19 symptoms. Please follow CDC guidance and contact your primary care physician with any concerns related to COVID-19 (see links below).
I will continue to provide essential physical healthcare services to help patients avoid needless suffering and unnecessary visits to urgent care facilities. I am here to offer alternatives to manage your serious nerve, muscle, and joint complaints during and beyond this pandemic. Meanwhile, let’s work together to slow the spread of the virus so that we can return to life as we once knew it.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call my cell at 410-262-8248.
Yours in Continued Good Health,
Dr. Ross Kennard
P.S. Scroll down for Helpful information on viruses and tips to minimize their effects on each of us
from Johns Hopkins University.Boost your immune System
It is your body and specifically, your immune system that impacts whether you suffer symptoms of the Coronavirus. By keeping your immune system strong, you have a better chance at fighting it and other infections. Here are some ways you can keep your immune system strong:
- Stand tall and create a positive feedback loop of mind and body. If you would like a good video to watch on how the chemical body works with posture, watch Ted Talks with Amy Cuddy.
- Reduce stress through exercise and meditation
- Get a good night’s rest. If you have difficulty sleeping try a hot bath before bed or read a good book.
- Keep up with your vitamins, especially D3 and C
- Use immune boosters: Echinacea, Goldenseal, Zinc
- Be careful and wise with alcohol consumption.
Ultimately, our exposure to the coronavirus is a given at some point. How our bodies respond to that exposure is the entire issue between getting sick and staying well.
As we stay up-to-date about COVID-19, the Maryland Chiropractic Board offers these resources:
MDH COVID-19 Website
Helpful information on viruses and tips to minimize their effects on each of us.
From Johns Hopkins University has presented this detailed note on avoiding the contagion:
* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (RNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
*HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; they cannot kill what is not alive with anthobiotics, but quickly disintegrate its structure with everything said.
* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only between 3 hours (fabric and porous), 4 hours (copper, because it is naturally antiseptic; and wood, because it removes all the moisture and does
not let it peel off and disintegrates). ), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic). But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars. They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkles and skin cancer.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* This is super said, but you have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
We are always striving to stay on top of new technology and provide our patients with a convenient and enjoyable office visit. If you don't have a great experience we are not doing our job. We have some new updates to our office and are excited to share with you.
- Growing Practice: Since we opened in 2008 we have had solid and steady growth in the community. We are honored and thankful for all the patients who have put there care in our hands.
Extended Hours: With having a new doctor on board we are able to extend our hours to provide you with more options when it comes to scheduling. We are now open 6 days a week.
- New Software: We have updated our software to provide a new way of checking in, staying on top of your treatment plan and paying your bill with our new patient portal.
- Upgraded Equipment: We have added some new pieces of equipment and machines to help you on your journey to becoming the best you!