Jersey City, NJ, is a place that knows toughness. It is no stranger to tough times, tough winters, and tough neighborhoods but as of March 16 the physical therapy clinics in Jersey City went down swinging to a policy issued by Mayor Steven Fulop. That policy ordered PT clinics closed in addition to several other types of non-urgent medical facilities to combat COVID-19.

It is difficult to see PT clinics lumped into this same order that touches barbershops, nail salons, and chiropractic offices; all part of a municipal action to combat the spread of COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes serious respiratory illness associated with the disease. But in this case the closed PT clinics have shown the local healthcare community that you truly can’t fight city hall.

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Can out-of-work PTs find work as telehealth providers? Read this article to learn how one company is applying the concept of digital treatment.