Opening for business again

It is natural to be concerned and worried about the spread to the virus. That is why I have made sure that I feel happy with the steps I have taken to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus before reopening. I hope that in reading all the steps that I have taken you will see that safety has been put before anything else.
Things have change quite dramatically in reopen for business. This is for your safety, my safety and that of my family.
Please do take time to read the pages with the instructions on them. I have done a quick summary and then more details further down the page. At the bottom of the page are the risk assessments.
Links to these pages are here and will be sent out when you book your appointment as well.
Initially, while I catch up with all the urgent appointments I will not be seeing any new patients. That is why new patients at the moment can't book online.
I am so looking forward to catching up with you, I have missed being a hands on Osteopath!
Louise

Video Consultation Benefits

I had wondered about the usefulness of video consultations, after all Osteopathy is all about hands on!

Well, the last few weeks have demonstrated that as an Osteopath I do so much more than "just hands on". Guiding patients through an injury, a strain or a pain, really has been invaluable to my patients. It can be worrying and frightening when you're in pain and I have been there to reassure patients, to manage their progress with advice, exercise and a wealth of support. I found that just being there to answer question for my current patients and new patients has been the help that they need in these difficult times.

So, I'm still here for you offering Osteopathy just for you. Give me a ring if you would like some advice.

We're adapting and still here to support you!

These are difficult times. We all now know what we need to do to keep safe. As the scientists learn more about this new disease type, information and advice will change and we will adapt.

We have adapted by now refining our video consultations. Zoom is the platform that we are using because it is stable and secure. It is easy to have a video consultation with zoom and your computer will just ask you to install enough software for you to be able to see me and keep all that we discuss private. This is still a medical consultation so keeping your data safe is important.

To make an appointment please use the online booking system on the website.  
Keep safe,
Louise

I've surprised myself!

If you had asked me before all this started, would I ever jog, I'd have laughed and made an excuse and said never.
Well, two weeks into the lockdown and my treadmill is getting used and I have stuck to it. I managed 2.2k today as I am building things up slowly. Lots of lovely warm down stretches as well. Oh, and I do a warm up too. 
I can't say I enjoy it but afterwards it is great reporting to the family that I have achieved something.
Tried jogging to music on my phone today, Carmina Burana is difficult to jog to, think old spice advert! But a little bit of Cliff Richard was better. I need a jogging play list. I did google one but the person putting it together was clearly born in this century!
Treatment Couch 2 5k

My patients inspire me and sometime shame me into action. Well one patient in particular has inspired me to do this. So my treatment couch is redundant for the moment but I could use my running machine which has collecting dust for 6 weeks. My excuse, I've hurt my foot! I have the knowledge and equipment to treat it if my plan makes it worse.

So, why is this so important. OSTEOPOROSIS, that's why it is important. Basically bone will only stay mineralised (strong) if it is stressed with weight bearing exercise. So while we are all staying at home we need to make sure we still give our bones a work out. Great things to do are; gardening, jogging, dancing, stomp up and down stairs (perhaps not!), skipping. Anything that puts a force through your bones.

My progress so far;
Day one 0.7k
Day two 1.5k
I'll keep you posted