COVID-19 OPC Office Policy in effect as of 03/19/2020

We are still treating patients at this time.

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health, Stay at Home Order, that is in effect currently does not apply to our office. Optimal Performance Center is recognized in the state of Missouri as a Healthcare Operation and therefore, falling underneath the guidelines of Essential Businesses that are allowed to stay open. The order in fact states, All Essential Businesses are strongly encouraged to remain open.

Please feel comfortable knowing that we are taking necessary steps to protect our patients and staff during this trying time. Here are a few of the policies we have implemented recently:

  • every patient will have their temperature taken upon check in
  • patients are encouraged to wait in their car instead of in our waiting room after they call to check-in for their appointment
  • additional cleaning of surfaces, computers, keyboards, doorknobs, etc is being done every hour
  • all treatment rooms are cleaned appropriately as we do each and every day
  • additional hand sanitizer stations are available for patient and staff use
  • we have a sink available to patients to wash their hands upon arriving and leaving. Please wash your hands for 20 seconds with hot water. After drying please use the hand sanitizer supplied by Optimal Performance Center
  • if a patient has been exposed to COVID-19, treatment is not rendered, and it will be recommended for them to contact the Mercy Testing Facility at 314-251-0500 for further testing
  • we have prepared our waiting room to abide by the social distancing recommendations
  • and of course, staff is washing their hands and using hand sanitizer as they always do on a daily basis

Documented patterned symptoms of the COVID-19 are:

  • Fever - 90% will have this
  • Cough with a persistent pain or pressure in the chest - 70% will have a dry cough
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath - only those who become more acutely ill
  • Bluish lips or face
  • New confusion or inability to arouse

People with COVID-19 typically do NOT have a runny nose or nasal congestion.  

There are no medications specifically approved for COVID-19. Most people with mild Coronavirus illness will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting, having a strong immune system and regulating their pain and fever. However, some cases develop pneumonia and require medical care or hospitalization. The inoculation period is 2-14 days. 

Through chiropractic care we are helping our patients defeat illness, disease and dis-ease on a daily basis.

-PLEASE do yourselves a favor, cook your meals and make food at home, there are mass amounts of healthy food at the grocery stores.
-PLEASE stay hydrated by drinking more than 100oz of WATER (pure "natural spring water", nothing added or part of anything) per day.
-PLEASE eat vegetables at every meal.
-PLEASE get outside and exercise (if it is raining wear rain gear or use an umbrella, if it is cold, dress warm...seriously, no excuse is a good excuse to not exercise, take care of yourself).
-PLEASE during this outbreak practice social distancing

If for some reason someone is needing to talk with someone other than us as their healthcare provider, please call the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services on their 24 hour hotline:  877-435-8411 or the State and Local Health Departments at  1-800-392-0272 ext 1

Yours in Health,
Dr. Laiderman