Beware the Ides of March

Dear MotionWorks Family,

“Beware the ides of March,” warned a soothsayer to the Roman leader Julius Caesar in William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, written in 1599. The phrase was uttered in the play to warn the leader to stay home and be careful because his life was in danger in the middle of March. Of course he didn’t stay home, and the play centers around the actual murder of Julius Caesar, violently stabbed by a mob of senators of which some were his friends on March 15th in 44 BC. History appears to be repeating itself of sorts as we live out these unprecedented times of social-distancing to reduce the overall infection rate due to COVID-19 this March of 2020.

Life has changed drastically for most of us, never before seeing a rush on toilet paper and cancellation of schools, closing of stores and restaurants, working from home, and postponement of all social events. While we may have never faced this challenge, we certainly are up to the task, as we know generations before us have faced far worse. These days too, shall pass. And we thank our fellow healthcare providers who are working the frontlines in hospitals, urgent cares, and emergency rooms, placing their lives at risk to help those among us most affected by the coronavirus.

MotionWorks Physical Therapy is committed to protecting our patients, especially those at highest risk, while also maintaining necessary services for the overall health and well-being of our patients. Because we are a boutique physical therapy practice with a small number of patients visiting us on a weekly basis, we feel comfortable remaining open at this time. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines and any further State of Wisconsin and Winnebago County guidelines and will keep you posted of any further updates. Please “Like” our MotionWorks Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about any cancellations or closures. As always, if you are ill or have been exposed to the coronavirus, please call our clinic to cancel any appointments 24 hours in advance when possible to keep other patients and our staff healthy and safe.

Healthfully Yours,
Dr. Jill Murphy
Owner/Physical Therapist
MotionWorks Physical Therapy