“I went to see Adam after my Chiropractor closed her clinic to raise her family. After an initial chat I realised that Adam would be able to carry on where my excellent chiropractor had left off. His treatment has helped me enormously & his methods & personality work well for me. Highly recommended.”
Now that Government guidance allows hands-on treatment to more people, it’s important to understand how practice will be changed and to be aware of any risks involved. These risks are minimal, and we are doing all we can to avoid any possibility of contamination, but the decision to go ahead with treatment must be yours, and must be based on the best information we have.
Therefore please read the information below. If you have any further questions after reading it, please contact us or, if you have booked an appointment, just ask your Osteopath when they call you before your appointment.
Coronavirus is most easily spread through close contact with a contaminated person. The most likely mechanism is through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. However, the virus is known to survive on various surfaces for up to 72 hours.
It is possible that a person may be contagious even when they display no symptoms of COVID-19.
It is impossible for us to say that there is no risk of catching Coronavirus whilst at Mid Sussex Osteopaths but, as you will see, we are doing everything possible to minimise the risk to you and will at all times work within the guidelines issued by the Government.
All practitioners at Mid Sussex Osteopaths monitor themselves daily for symptoms of COVID-19.
During appointments, our osteopaths wear protective clothing (PPE) in line with Government guidelines (disposable gloves, aprons and facemasks).
Between appointments, our osteopaths wash their hands thoroughly with soapy water, use hand gel and change their gloves and aprons.
Our osteopaths are following government guidelines on social distancing when not at work. If they believe they might have been in contact with an infected person, they will self-isolate and not attend the clinic.
Before and after clinic sessions as well as between appointments, all surfaces in the clinic which may have been touched are thoroughly cleaned using an alcohol-based solution. This includes chairs, desks, card machines, pens and door handles. All floors are mopped with soapy water at least once a day.
We no longer use fabric couch covers nor towels as these are a potential risk. Paper couch covers and hand towels will be used instead.
There is a fifteen minute gap between appointments to allow sufficient time to clean and air the room.
All patients are screened before attending the clinic to minimise the risk from an infected person coming to clinic. Initially this is done by a form and followed up with a phone call if needed.
Patients will be asked to wash their hands on arrival and to wear a facemask of some description. If you do not have a facemask, don’t worry, you’ll be able to buy one at the Clinic.
Hand sanitiser is available for everyone’s use.
The 15 minute gap between appointments will also minimise contact between patients.
Some people are at higher risk from COVID-19. Current guidelines are that if you are aged over 70, pregnant, immuno-compromised or have significant other health concerns (diabetes or COPD, for example), you are strongly advised NOT to receive treatment.
Ultimately, we are doing all that we can to minimise the risk from Coronavirus for those coming for treatment. However, we cannot eliminate all risk which is why it is important to have read the information above. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at all.