Our governing body the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has now advised that in certain instances face to face consultations can now go ahead.
The possibility of having a face to face consultation needs to be carefully considered by both the patient and the treating physiotherapist.
As our patient we need to inform you that in the current environment leaving your home, and entering a clinical environment, can possibly increase the risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
Woodbridge Physiotherapy Practice has implemented the current Government guidelines on the use of PPE and infection control to help mitigate this risk.
Treatments will be subject to a risk assessment and triage of your condition being undertaken before you attend the clinic. This will be done over the phone prior to your appointment being made. At this point special requirements can be identified, or deferment of treatment recommended.
On arrival at the Practice please wait in the car park until invited in. You will be asked to sanitise your hands and your temperature will be taken using an infrared forehead thermometer.
You will be asked to wear a face covering whilst moving around the building, to be removed at the therapists discretion, dependent on the treatment required.
On a first visit a Consent form will have to be completed between you and the Physiotherapist. This is a screening process for yours and the Therapists safety.
Subsequent visits will not require a consent form, but you will be asked a checklist of screening questions prior to treatment. Treatment may be deferred if risks are identified.
Treatment appointments have been staggered between Therapists to ensure social distancing is being adhered to, and time has been factored in between treatments to allow for infection control.
Please note as Government guidance changes and prevalence of COVID-19 decreases we will follow the advice provided by our Governing bodies and change our consultation policies accordingly.
We thank you for patience and understanding in these difficult times.