BY DAVID FISHER
GREENFIELD (May 5) — Under state guidelines, physical fitness facilities were given the green light to reopen their doors to the public on May 1.
Dynamix Physical Therapy, located at 405 North Front Street in Greenfield, reopened Friday, after being closed due to the coronavirus.
Located in the heart of downtown Greenfield, Dynamix offers full-service physical therapy and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. Russ Huffstetler, one of Dynamix’s co-founders, grew up in Greenfield and wanted to offer “big-city care in a small-town environment.” The other co-owner is Keith Ladd.
Dynamix director Adam Clark leads the team at Greenfield. Over half of the staff members are local, which gives patrons a firm connection with the best way to serve this community. Serving as the sports medicine partner at Greenfield High School gives it another connection that Adam loves and works to enhance daily along with his team.
One of the unique highlights of this facility is the indoor walking track and the “senior-fit” class offerings.
Clark, a certified therapist, said, “We monitor every person that comes through the door for temperature. We screen them and ask if they’ve been sick recently. If they have any symptoms, we ask that they stay home, and if they have a fever, we have to deny them entry. We keep a record of everyone that comes in with a sign-in sheet.”
Clark added, “We’re operating under a 50 percent capacity rule, so there are a certain number of people that we can allow in here at a time.
“As long as our customers maintain social distancing, we don’t require them to wear a mask. But we do encourage it because the CDC recommends wearing masks in public settings.
According to Clark, although Dynamix Physical Therapy & Gym was open 24 hours per day prior to the coronavirus pandemic, it is now operating with reduced hours. It is open 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
“The clinic and gym are in separate parts of the building, so we’re able to maintain distance with our patients in the clinic,” Clark said.
He states the gym reopened May 1, but the clinic has been open since April 20 and treating patients using telemedicine over the internet, to avoid person-to-person contact.
“The gym has approximately 300 members, but since last Friday, I don’t think we’ve had more than five in here at a time,” Clark said. “So, it’s slower than normal.”
He recalled that Dynamix first opened its doors to the public in June of 2016.
In addition to Clark, there is another physical therapist and two physical therapy technicians at the facility. There is also a gym worker to monitor the activities of members and a secretary to operate the front desk.
He added employees disinfects and keeps the gym clean.
“We’ve been fortunate, so far, with none of our employees or members being sick, and we hope to keep it that way,” Clark said.
BY DAVID FISHER