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.

The Risks

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.

Our Staff

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.

High Risk:

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.

In summary:

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.

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What our customers say
  • “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.”

    Michael Badrick
  • “I have seen Adam many years ago and came back to see him recently in order he can help my back be tip top for my charity challenge later this year climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Parkinson’s. I have always found Adam to be so professional, very approachable and friendly and the reception staff to at the clinic
    His advice Care and treatment has really helped and more importantly really helped my back.
    I would highly recommend Adam and his clinic.”

    Joan Hallifax
  • “I have seen Adam a few times now and have been very happy with the work done on my shoulder and back. I highly recommend this practice.”

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  • “Highly recommend to all. Adam is superb. He fixed me up and put me back into place on a few occasions. Best advice – don’t suffer and wait for issues to try and heal themselves – Adam is your answer. Proved, tried and tested results. Each time I have left the treatment room fixed and ready for training. Prompt, professional and gets the job done! Thank you Adam”

    Ryan Dudley
  • “Having recently moved to Haywards Heath, I was really pleased to find a practice as good as this one. I have persistent issues with my neck, and after seeing Adam for a few treatments I have had no problems since, and now visit regularly to avoid future problems. I would highly recommend this practice.”

    Oli Robertson
  • “Adam, has for the past two years, kept me fully functional and prepared for each American Football game throughout the summer then Rugby match throughout the winter. I had a previous shoulder injury which I was assured would need surgery, however, 5 session later Adam had it sorted. Cannot praise higher! Thank you!”

    Oli DeRuyter
  • “Can highly recommend Adam. He has treated my wife and I over a number of years for various ailments and always manages to sort us out and keep us mobile. He is very caring and knowledgeable.”

    Rob Drake
  • “Adam Fiske demonstrates great skill combined with remarkable intuition. His ability to focus accurately on the source of pain and to provide long-lasting relief is rare in my experience. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”

    Peter Wood
    Chief of Operations, First Base Technologies
  • “Following major orthopaedic surgery I was recommended to see Adam by my case manager. I was impressed with his professional ability and considerate attitude which gave me the confidence to entrust him with my health care and rehabilitation. Adam did a great job in helping speed my recovery and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone in similar circumstances.”

    Mike Turner
    Sugworth Farmhouse
  • Suffering as I do from fibromyalgia/CFS and suspected rheumatoid arthritis, health professionals are an important part of the battle in dealing with my varied symptoms! I have tried several osteopaths over the years but then I found Adam. He is a highly skilled and intuitive osteopath and also has that rare thing: excellent interpersonal skills – important since I also have Asperger’s Syndrome (a high IQ type of autism). If you have these kind of conditions and/or have a stressful job as I do – Adam’s your man! Once he’s treated your back, you feel taller and like the world doesn’t weigh so heavy on your head and shoulders. Just go see him. Now.

    Didi Barnes
    Chief of Business Operations, First Base Technologies
  • Adam has been treating me for whiplash injuries. A few days before I was due to underake a long drive, my neck and back began to lock up. The day before the drive, my neck became almost unmoveable. I went to see Adam who saw me during his afternoon break as he was fully booked for the rest of the day. In this short space of time, he got my neck and back mobile again and I was able to make the long drive north the next day. This is the kind of caring and understanding attitude that Adam shows to his patients which is very reassuring when you need his expert help.

    Mr G Alder
  • I came to see Adam about 3 months ago as I sustained a whiplash injury several years ago and found that Physio had not given me the improvement I was looking for. I saw an almost immediate improvement and after just a couple of sessions noticed that my pain and discomfort had almost entirely subsided. Adam knew how to treat my injury and is a friendly and informative guy. I would recomend him to my friends and family.

    I.T. Consultant
  • I have old sports injuries that were producing me pain and discomfort, affecting my quality of life, despite having been treated by several specilists. When I tried Mid Sussex Osteopaths, Adam was able to identify and treat the source of my problems, already producing a great improvement after the initial session, and it has only got better afterwards. In addition, he has been happy to accomodate my stringent working and travelling schedule by offering early morning and late evening sessions that made possible for me to continue the treatment, which has made a big difference in my wellbeing. Definitively recommed it to anyone!

    Mr A Herraiz
  • Adam Fiske has always been very professional and is a very likable person. He has been treating my poor back for a few years now and I must say how happy I have been with the treatments. He knows exactly what’s needed and has relieved me of some awful pain and is always happy to provide sound advice. I would recommend Adam to anyone in need of an Osteopath.

    Mrs C Chilmaid
  • We run a successful martial arts club and have used Mid Sussex Osteopaths for some time now and we have been exceptionally impressed with the professionalism in which Adam both diagnoses and treats any niggles we may have. Even though we have approached him with such a variety of problems, he has been able to get us back on our feet quickly, resolving any issues we may have – which is vital in our business. We would quite happily recommend Adam at Mid Sussex Osteopaths to anyone and everyone that requires treatment.

    David & Ian
    Soo Bahk Do Martial Arts Club

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