Here we are again, another lockdown from Thursday the 5th of November 2020. Here at The Mindful Osteopath we are keen to reassure patients that we are staying open. The government has stated that you are allowed to leave your house to attend an osteopathic appointment should you need to. Our governing body has also stated that osteopathy services across the UK could remain open no matter what level of lockdown restrictions we are subject to. Here at The Mindful Osteopath we follow the best practice regarding Covid-19 procedures. We provide a safe environment and professional treatments for you and all your family.
We are able to see you face to face at Gurnard Pines. We have assessed the practice for risks in relation to Covid 19 and put into place additional processes to mitigate them. We are following the government and the GOsC guidelines in order to keep you and your loved ones safe. The procedures in place will be reviewed as the guidelines change.
All patients will have a pre-screening form to fill in as part of their confirmation email and if needs be we shall take an initial case history on the phone to determine if a face to face session is relevant or if support could be provided by a telehealth consultation.
Appointments will be more spread out so that you don’t meet another patient and we have time to clean the room thoroughly. All linen has been removed from the treatment room and replaced by plastic couch covers and pillow cases that can be disinfected after each patient. If you would like a towel to preserve your modesty you may have one; it will be placed into a material bag after use and will then be washed at high temperature.
Before you enter the treatment room we shall kindly ask you to wash your hands or use the alcohol gel provided. We shall also check your temperature with a non-contact thermometer.
I shall myself be wearing a surgical mask, a face shield, gloves and a disposable apron. You will have to wear a mask to enter Gurnard Pines and during treatment. If you don’t want to wear one I reserve the right to refuse to treat you. If you have a valid reason not to wear a mask I shall decide on the day whether it is safe to treat you or not.
Payment will be cashless: BACS, online payments or cards (machine cleaned after use).
I look forward to hearing from you.
Stay safe but don’t suffer, call me, even if it’s just for a question, I might be able to help.
Sylvie Hamilton, osteopath.