To all my patients and visitors to this site, please be advised that the clinic will continue operating as before.
The current advice from our governing body (General Osteopathic Council) and professional body (Institute of Osteopathy) remains that we can continue to see patients for osteopathic treatment.
The government advice mirrors this as osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists have not been mandated to close under the new rules. We are considered as ‘healthcare’ and are helping ease pressure on the health system by seeing patients in need of musculoskeletal treatment.
If you have booked an appointment and subsequently develop any symptoms of the Coronavirus (a high temperature/fever, new continuous cough or change in your sense of taste or smell) please notify me ASAP so I can cancel your appointment. This also applies if you have had a positive test and are still in isolation or if you have had close or direct contact with anyone who has been confirmed as having Coronavirus.
There is no financial penalty for cancelling your appointment, I will simply re-book your appointment when you are better. Also, if you decide that you don’t want to come in for any reason, please know that it is OK to cancel your appointment.
Between patients there will be a 30 minute gap to air the treatment room and disinfect surfaces (plinth/pillow coverings/door handles/credit card machine etc) I would ask you to come alone for treatment unless you want a chaperone with you, and please attend your appointment promptly.
I will be washing my hands frequently. When you arrive for treatment, I will provide you with a surgical mask if you would like one and will ask you to use hand sanitiser before you come into the treatment area. I will be wearing a plastic apron/face mask/face visor and gloves where appropriate. I ask all patients to wear a mask on entry to the premises unless this has been discussed with me prior to your appointment.
I would ask that payment is made by card wherever possible unless you have the correct cash amount. Current prices remain at £45 for an initial assessment/treatment and £35 for a follow up treatment.
As ever, I am at the end of a phone/email/messenger and am very happy to discuss any concerns or answer any questions about treatment with me. These measures will continue as long as necessary to protect you/me and any other patients coming into the practice.