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. Research over decades have shown how much more effective and long-lasting these approaches are 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.
We can confirm that there is no bigger risk in attending physiotherapy (likely a smaller risk) than what there may be to pop into the shops where you’re keeping a reasonable distance from those around you. 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 from day one in training within any medical field so rest assure, this is not new to us.
Any patient who may have an increased risk (both their likelihood of being infected and being immuno-compromised), will only be allowed treatment within the practice, with a mask on. 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, 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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