Although the wider world has largely stopped using face masks and other forms of PPE, as Sports Therapy is a close contact service with a high duty of care to all our patients, we have NOT been advised that we can stop using PPE. And from a personal perspective, I feel that the higher levels of infection control achieved with PPE are worthwhile continuing for the longer term, even for more common infections such flu and the common cold. As such, I will continue to use PPE for the foreseeable future, and I will also continue to ask all patients to wear face masks for all Sports Injury assessment, therapy and rehab appointments.
As an alternative, video calls as a stand alone intervention proved very poplular and successful during the first lock down, as a method of managing many injuries and more minor issues that may not require any in-person or hands-on interventions. If you have a new sports injury, or are a new patient, and would like to discuss how we can assess and treat your problem, please still get in touch.
Obviously, if you develop any Covid-19 symptoms, or become aware that you have been exposed to the virus, for example by the NHS Track & Trace system, we will need to cancel or postpone your appointment.
I have completed numerous training courses over the last few months to help ensure your safety, most of which are provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and evidence of the completed training courses can be found at the bottom of this page. I have also assessed the risks that may be encountered in the practise of sports therapy in my clinic, and have made plans to reduce these risks as far as possible. You can see the full Risk Assessment here, and you can read the full Infection Control Policy here.
Hopefully see you soon!
Click these links to open evidence for Covid-19 specific training: