The spread of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus has many people worried about physical contact with others. But there is no need to allow this to interfere with your physiotherapy. Here’s why…
As you may already know, our most common and most effective treatment options are:
These options involve very little if any physical contact and can as such, even be used in virtual consultations, on platforms typically utilised for video conferencing. Research over decades have shown how much more effective and long-lasting these approaches can be in addressing pain and dysfunction and we have therefore, long before Corona, started moving away from the old-fashioned treatments which rely so heavily on massage and other forms of physical contact.
Our in-person consultations should carry no increased risk (likely reduced) compared to a visit to your local store, where you’re keeping a reasonable distance from those around you, We have excellent ventillation from all the windows in the rooms so depending on the weather, a jacket may be advisable. Furthermore, the simple guidelines around coughing, hand washing and general personal hygiene recommended to the public, applies here as well. Infection control is made a priority for any medical practitioner from day one, so rest assure, this is not new to us. Treatment in the rooms will however be kept as a last resort during lock-down, rather safe and virtual than sorry!
Any patient who, upon assessment by our therapist(s) is deemed to require an in-person consultation, will be issued a permit to access essential services with us. Any such patients who may also be high-risk (both their likelihood of being infected and being immuno-compromised), will only be allowed treatment within the practice, while both patient and therapist wear clean masks throughout. We do have a few in stock but we will appreciate your support, if you are higher risk, by bringing your own should you be able to. Any lower risk patients who have stocked up and would like to offer some masks to our higher risk patients or the frontline workers, we’d applaud you and gladly play an intermediary role here.
Your health and physical wellbeing should be a priority deserving of quality care. Make sure to discuss any concerns, pain or infection-related, you may have directly with your preferred physiotherapist, so that you can receive the appropriate guidance for your unique situation.
082 334 9028
Valley Centre Offices
396 Jan Smuts Avenue
(Convenient parking off Marian Road, behind the centre, up the ramp)
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