Our Osteopaths are now seeing patients face to face, assuming the patient does not fall into a high risk group and does not come into close contact with anyone in a high risk group.
Although infection control measures in place in addition to our usual clinic hygiene measures (we now treat with full PPE and sanitise surfaces such as the treatment couch, chairs etc between patients) and we consider our clinic environment to be low risk for the transmission of COVID 19, treatments must be considered to be a joint decision based on our clinical judgement and you the patient.
Higher Risk group patients
We are able to see patients who are in the moderate risk / vulnerable category (e.g. 70 or older, pregnant, have a non severe lung condition, have a chronic illness or who have a condition or are taking medication that means they have a higher risk of getting infections) after we have done a telephone triage and assessed if a face to face treatment is appropriate.
If you are in a high risk / extremely vulnerable demographic (you will usually have received a letter from the NHS informing you of this) face to face osteopathy treatment is still not recommended. If you are in lots of pain though please call and we will offer any advice that we can.