After a summer of staycations and day trips, we’re all slowly easing into a ‘new normal’.
The Wye Valley Chiropractic Clinic re-opened at the end of June when lockdown was eased, and we're delighted to be able to see everyone again in person, albeit hidden behind a mask! We're still offering virtual 'telehealth' consultations for those patients that don't wish to come into clinic.
We've been following the guidance from our professional regulators, the government and Public Health England regarding what precautions we have to take to keep you, and us, safe. At present it's full PPE for me (gloves, aprons, visor and mask) - hot, crackly and a bit intimidating for patients - and face-masks for patients. We've also spaced appointments apart to reduce footfall to clinic and allow time for cleaning and sanitising between patients - it all takes a little bit longer, so thank you for your patience!
We're taking on New Patients, so if you haven't been to clinic before and are struggling, please just give us a call 01989 567222 or drop an email!
We’ve all seen the easing of lockdown conditions in recent weeks - we can gather in slightly larger groups, travel a little further, exercise as much as we want - and even get a coffee from a drive-thru!
And we're now able to see patients, face-to-face!
As chiropractors, we’ve all been watching and waiting, and following the guidance as it is interpreted by our professional bodies and regulators. The main problem is that it’s really not possible to ‘socially distance’, maintaining the all-important >2metre spacing, when we do our hands-on job. Short of growing Mr Tickle arms!!!
However, we’re now able to see people face-to-face, who are in urgent need, in clinic.
But how urgent is urgent?
It’s really anyone who has been struggling, and continues to struggle, or who’s pain and disability is severely impacting their everyday lives. Or it’s the sort of problem that would lead you to seek out another healthcare professional.
At the end of the day, the easiest thing is for you to simply give us a call as we can advise you of the best course of action, and whether an appointment might be suitable for you, or whether we can help ease things with some advice and recommendations. 01989 567222
We’ve done a thorough risk assessment in clinic and implemented a few changes to help to keep you, and us safe:
Thank you for your ongoing support and consideration.
I hope that this message finds you all safe and well!
The past few weeks have been very challenging for us all as we’ve ‘stayed home, and stayed safe’. We’re now into the next phase, but must continue to follow the Government guidelines in order to control this pandemic.
Since closing our doors on 23rd March 2020, we’ve continued to provide care via online telehealth consultations, giving advice and reassurance to our patients. However, many of you have been asking when we might re-open our doors to face-to-face consultations, particularly in light of the recent updates from the Government regarding Covid-19.
Safety is paramount!
As always, your safety and wellbeing is paramount, together with the responsibility that we play to the wider community.
We are constantly reviewing and updating our protocols in order to make the clinic as safe as possible, to keep you safe and reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 to an absolute minimum. We are following the guidance from the Government, Public Health England, and our own regulatory and professional bodies - guidance that seems to change on a daily basis!
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience - we very much hope that we will be able to re-open in just a few weeks, hopefully in early June. In the meantime, we MAY be able to deliver hands-on care, but only in case of emergency, the most urgent and essential of cases, and only following telephone/video consultation with the chiropractor.
Please call us on 01989 567222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like advice or guidance.
We look forward to seeing you all back in clinic, hopefully sooner rather than later!
The health and wellbeing of our patients and local community is of paramount importance to us, but we also have a wider responsibility to public health and society in general.
So, at present, we are unable to see patients face-to-face in clinic due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but we are offering virtual 'telehealth' online consultations to ensure that we are still able to give you the advice, reassurance and self-management strategies that will help to get you back on track.
But how can you help me if you’re not there, in front of me, in clinic?
From our experience, there are several things that you want as a patient when you come to see us in clinic.
And none of this requires a face-to-face visit, or hands-on treatment!
Whilst chiropractors are perhaps best-known for the hands-on treatment we provide, much of the benefit actually comes from the advice, exercises and self-management strategies that we are able to work through with you.
And whilst we are in ‘lock-down’, unable to see patients in clinic, we have the skills and knowledge to deliver this online.
During a telehealth consultation* we can:
*We use a secure online platform (doxy.me) that is specifically designed for telehealth consults. It’s easy to use, we simply send you a link that you just click. And we can always switch the camera off if you’re feeling shy! And it technology fails, we can always revert to a good, old-fashioned telephone!
So, not sure whether to make an appointment?
Give us a call! 01989 567222
We’re happy to chat things through, give advice and work out whether you need a more detailed assessment.
For our existing patients and for new enquiries, we are, as always, happy to give advice on the phone, free of charge. This might include an update on how you’re doing, a review of any exercises, or advice you might have been given, or whether you require more help from us.
Basically, if you would have made an appointment to come and see us in clinic, you should probably make an appointment to come and see us ‘online’!
How much does it cost?
We’re charging less than we would normally do in clinic, even though we give you as much (if not more!) time and expertise.
Initial consultation (45-60 mins) £44 (usually £54)
Follow-up appointment (20-30 mins) £34 (usually £38)
Still not sure?
Just get in touch! Email, message on Facebook, or just call 01989 567222 - we’re happy to chat things through
Elisabeth Angier, DC, is an experienced chiropractor with over 20 years' in clinical practice. She writes about hints and tips she gives to patients, and shares some of the wisdom and life experiences she has learned over the years.