COVID-19 Update & Physiotherapy Appointments
Physio-Forward will open from 1st July for selected face-to-face Physiotherapy consultations. We have put the following measures in place to reduce the risk to you, our staff and our staff and public health. If you are considering coming in for a face-to-face appointment it is essential that you read the following:
Clinic Capacity and Cleaning:
- There will be only two physiotherapists working in the clinic per day
- Appointments will be spaced so that there are thirty minutes between appointments. This will enable the clinician to have time to change PPE and clean all surfaces that have been touched by either the clinician or the patients with a disinfectant spray. This includes plinths, pillows, handles, taps & light switches of the treatment room and the toilet if it is used during the patients visit.
- Disposable single use couch roll will be used on the couch and pillows
- TGym equipment, towels, pillowcases and couch covers will not be used. You may wish to bring your own small towel in for use in your session – comfort in the nose-hole or to be used during your treatment session.
Personal Protective equipment:
Your physiotherapist will be wearing the following PPE at your appointment. This is in compliance with current government guideline
- Single use nitrile, non-powdered gloves
- Apron – single use
- IIR facemask (sessional use)
We ask that you wear a facemask on entering the building and throughout your physiotherapy session for both the health and safety of you, the physiotherapist and other patients. We can offer a facemask at a small fee if you do not have one.
Your agreement with us:
The current recommendations from our regulatory bodies, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and PHE(Public Health England), is that virtual online physiotherapy is advised unless there is a clinical need for hands on treatment. In order for physiotherapists to establish this, you are required to have an initial virtual consultation where you be assessed and given advice and a clinical decision will be made as to whether face-to-face treatment is required.
We have done everything we can to reduce the risk of our clinicians and patients contracting Covid-19. However, if you come in for a face-to-face treatment please be aware that there is no way that we can eliminate the risk of you contracting Covid-19.
Please do not come in if either you or one of your household is in one of the higher risk groups, including, but not exclusively, those who are immunosuppressed, those with underlying heart or lung conditions or and those over the age of 70.
Please do not come in if you have not been following the government guidelines for social distancing. If you are unsure of these then please follow this link:
Please do not come in if either you or one of your household has been ill in the last two weeks including, but not exclusively, the following symptoms: fever over 38 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, fatigue or loss of taste or smell.