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UPDATED Level 5 Restrictions
As Chartered Physiotherapists we are regulated and governed by the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists), the HSE/Department of Health.
Physiotherapy as a branch of medicine or a medical / allied health service, our profession falls within the scope of essential public health services under the health & Social Care Professionals Act 2005.
Please view the act here: (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2005/act/27/section/4/enacted/en/html#sec4)
If you are attending for an appointment, you may encounter increased An Garda Siochana road checks. If you are stopped please have your appointment confirmation email ready to show the Garda. This will ensure you are able to travel to your appointment.
In the interest of infection control, we have made changes to how we work and the types of treatments we can perform and techniques we use.
As per current advice, should you be displaying any symptoms, however minor (cough, temperature, loss of smell or taste) We would ask you to please not attend for physiotherapy treatments and contact your GP or the HSE for immediate Covid19 testing. The more testing we do, the better in helping us to contain this virus and thus protect our loved ones and those working throughout our healthcare system.
If you are symptom free and have not been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms in the past 2 weeks, please feel free to attend for an appointment.
Attending the clinic
Should you wear a surgical face mask or respirator?
As per recent government guidelines surrounding the use of face coverings we would ask that all attending our clinic to please wear a face mask or covering.
If you do not have one then we can supply you with one in the clinic as we have them in stock for just €2 each.
All our therapists will be wearing a surgical face mask for all treatments
Surface and cross infection
While we have always had a policy of fully disinfecting our treatment tables between patients, we are currently allocating extra time in between each appointment to ensure complete disinfection of all surfaces and equipment used.
In that regard, we have stopped the use of pillows and towels in our clinic. When attending, please bear in mind that during examinations and treatments you may need to lie on your back, feel free to bring your jacket/jumper to be used as a pillow. This can also be used for partial cover during certain assessments or treatments where we require you to remove items of clothing such as your top or trousers etc. Please bear this in mind when attending.
When you arrive at the clinic please use the hand sanitiser provided at the front desk.
As mentioned, we are allocating more time between appointments to allow for cleaning, this is also to aid in social distancing requirements. Please bear in mind that when you enter our clinic, should there be another patient or customer, remember to maintain at least 2 meters from each other. Alternatively please feel free to wait until that person has left the clinic before entering. In order for our new procedures to be fully effective we would kindly ask that you arrive on your treatment time or shortly before.
Physiotherapy Treatments not currently available
Respiratory Physiotherapy- due to the nature of respiratory physiotherapy there is increased risk of aerosol droplets in the air and risk of cross infection so this is no longer a treatment option until further notice.
Manipulations and other Treatments
As a specialist in spinal and peripheral joint manipulations, I have adapted certain techniques in order to reduce the forced sudden expiration that can occur during these techniques. This will be assessed on an individual basis.
Any questions please do not hesitate to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Stay healthy, stay safe.