Coronavirus Precautions    

The New Normal

I am now able to see urgent cases as long as you don’t fall into any of the following categories:

1. Have you or any member of your household tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 7 days?

2. Are you or any member of your household in the government's "extremely clinically vulnerable" group? You will have received a letter from your GP to advise you of this. Alternatively, a full list of criteria is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

 3. Do you or any members of your household have any symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, new or worsening cough, loss of taste and/or smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhoea?

 4. Have you or any members of your household been in contact with anyone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

There have been a number of changes to how I work in order to minimise risk. Everything has been set up so that you won't have to touch anything with your hands other than the things you have brought with you.The waiting room has now been repurposed into an air lock (like you might see in Sci-fi) so please wait outside or in your car and let me know you have arrived by text and I will let you into the clinic. I will provide any PPE you will nee

The process for entering and exiting the clinic is now as follows:

Entering the clinic 

1. On arrival, please use the hand sanitiser attached to the exterior door frame.

2. Come into the waiting room where you will need to remove your shoes. Step onto the rubber mat, then place your shoes into the plastic box. Place all coats, bags, keys, phone and wallets/purses into the large plastic box in front of you and close the lid. Close the exterior door behind you so all valuables are kept safe.

3. Please use the hand sanitiser attached to the inner door frame and I will hand you a mask to put on. Once you have fitted your mask confortably, please enter the treatment room and take a seat on the black leather chair.

4. If you need to remove any clothing before treatment starts, please place it in the plastic box by your feet and I will close the lid for you.

Leaving the clinic

1. Once your treatment has finished, I will open the lid of the box containing your clothes so you can get dressed.

2. Once you are dressed, please return to the rubber mat outside the treatment room, put your shoes and coat on and grab your phone, keys etc.

3. On the back of the outside door you will see a card reader, which you can use to make a contactless payment, or there is a box in which to place cash. Contactless is my preferred option. However, if you only have cash, please bring the correct amount as I won't be able to give you any change.

4. We can then arrange another appointment if appropriate.

5. As you leave, please dispose of your mask in the pedal bin in the waiting room and use the hand sanitiser again on the way out.

 Toilet

Although the toilet door will be kept closed the toilet is still available for patients. I have adapted both taps so they can be used with your elbow as they do in operating theatres and please use the blue towel to dry your hands and dispose of the blue towel in the pedal bin provided. The toilet is fully disinfected after each use.

After each patient all surfaces are disinfected and wiped down with anti-bacterial wipes and all PPE and couch/pillow covers are changed so everything will be clean and safe when you arrive.


What We Do

Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that treats the joints, muscles ligaments and nerves to enable your body to function effectively and without pain. Osteopaths believe that the body has inherent healing mechanisms and it is the osteopath’s aim to work with these mechanisms to return the body to good health. We also offer advice to help prevent recurrence of symptoms in the form of exercises and postural advice.

Osteopaths use a variety of treatment techniques including deep tissue massage, muscle stretching, joint articulation, mobilisation and manipulation.

Osteopathy can help with the following conditions:

Low back pain such as disc problems and sciatica, neck pain and some headaches, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, frozen or stiff shoulder, tennis and golfer’s elbow, hip and knee pain, arthritic pain and stiffness and aches and pains during pregnancy.

In the UK, all osteopaths must complete a 4- or 5-year degree course and are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council and must also hold comprehensive insurance.


What To Expect

On your first visit, a full case history will be taken that will look at the pain you are experiencing, your work and exercise habits and your medical history.

A full physical examination will be performed that will require you to do some movements. During this examination, it is helpful if you can remove some clothing, but this is entirely optional.

You will then be given a full explanation of the probable cause of your discomfort and what can be done to help relieve it before treatment begi

Tel:01273 921599    Mob: 07816 597020    Email: info@hoveparkosteopathy.co.uk