Hello dear patients,
I am finally able to reopen, it has been a long time. I will be opening the practice from Monday the 22nd of June. In order to protect you and your loved ones who may be at risk, I have put in place a new screening and cleaning protocol. Keep in mind that, unfortunately, there is no such thing as no risk, but my goal is to make that risk as small as possible.
- Wiping every surface of the clinic room (practice table, chairs, both desks, computer, taps, hydroalcoholic gels dispensers, doorknobs) and spray the floor of the clinic room and reception area between each patient
- 20 min aeration between each patient
- Changing gloves and apron between each patient. Masks can be worn for up to 4 hours
- Steam cleaning the floor at the end of each day
All of these extra measures (extra cleaning time, extra admin time, price of PPE) have led to an increase of the price of appointments by £10.
You are expected to:
- Wear a mask in the practice
- Complete a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to your appointment
- Wash your hands with hydroalcoholic gel upon entering and exiting the practice
- Be exactly on time
- Let me know if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 in the next two days after your appointment
I hope that you have been able to take care of yourself and your loved ones during these difficult times. It looks like we are (hopefully) near the end of it.
Following the rapid decline of the situation in France and the unanimous decision of French osteopaths to close down to support the collective effort to slow down the infection rate, I have decided yesterday to close down for the time being. I cannot in good faith continue treating when my job involves being in close contact with patients and I have no way of making sure whether I am infected or not, even with no symptoms. To do so would mean putting lives at risk. Although I provide a very helpful service to you, it is in no way vital. The times that are coming are about saving lives and making sure that the infection rate is low enough so that everybody can get a bed in an intensive care unit, should they require one. I will keep you updated if the situation changes.
I will still be available for phone or video consultation at a reduced rate if you are looking for advices on how you can best reduce symptoms of your condition. Just let me know by email or phone call if that’s the case.
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We are conveniently located in the Liverpool city centre, in the Moving Forward practice, on old hall street, close to the Moorfields station.
Your osteopath graduated from a 5 years program in Paris and registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
To figure out if osteopathic treatment could be right for you, please have a look at the "my symptoms" and "my treatment" section. Don't hesitate to contact us with any question.
Osteopathy is a complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) which aims to assess, treat and prevent a range of health issues by using combination of stretches, motions, targeted deep tissue massages and manipulation of a patient’s joints and muscles in order to improve not only function but to also relieve pain and aid with recovery.
Osteopaths aim to promote the restoration of normal function by helping the natural ability of the body to maintain itself. Indeed, according to osteopathy, the way muscles, bones, connective tissue, ligaments and internal structures work together is important for the wellbeing of an individual.
Understanding the patient and their unique combination of lifestyle, medical history and symptoms is all of part of osteopathy. In this way, osteopaths are able to make a diagnosis of the lack of function or pain and to formulate a treatment plan in order to achieve best outcome. Osteopaths work frequently with other health professionals, such as nurses or GP and other alternative medical practitioners. Prescription medications and other medical interventions can also be complemented by osteopathy.
GPs can safely refer their patients to an osteopath for treatment as advised by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).
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Over 96% of a panel of more than 1700 patients reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their osteopathic care, their expectations largely met.
All treatment and advice by your Osteopath in Liverpool are tailored to your specific needs, taking into account your specific condition, your age and your lifestyle.
Osteopathy is generally regarded as a safe treatment with minor side effects.