10-07-20 I'm happy to say that I am now open for hands-on Sports Therapy, and I am taking bookings for Monday July 13th onwards, for sports injury assessment, treatment & rehabilitation, as well as sports massage, in my Glocucester based Sports Injury Clinic. Confirmation of this can be found on the Gov.uk website, and I have also had confirmation from both of my professional bodies, The Society of Sports Therapists and The Sports Massage Association. I will also be able to resume Personal Training when indoor gyms are permitted to reopen, and I am currently taking bookings for Monday July 27th onwards.
As you can imagine, there will some changes. In summary, before any Sports Therapy appointment, I am required to assess the need for a face-face appointment and be able justify if I/we think that it is. This will be done via either a telephone or video call, during which I will also ask about your exposure to Covid-19, any current or previous Covid-19 related symptoms, any post-Covid19 complications you may be experiencing if you have previously had the virus, as well as any Covid-19 specific reasons why I may not be able to see you face-face. It may be that we can deal with your problem entirely via video calls, as I have been doing for a number of patients very successfully throughout lockdown.
On arrival at my Sports Injury Clinic, please wait in your car or outside the building until I come to meet you (I will be in PPE consisting of mask, visor, gloves and apron), at which point I will require you to wear a face mask for the remainder of your entire appointment. I will then repeat the same screening questions from the telephone/video call together with checking your temperature, your responses will be recorded and I will require a signature to confirm these. From there, I will guide you through the infection control process to the clinic room.
For Personal Training sessions from July 27, there will be a similar process on arrival, however I will not require you to wear a mask, although you may if you wish.
Obviously, if you develop any Covid-19 symptoms, or become aware that you have been exposed to the virus, for example by the NHS track & Trace system, we will need to cancel or postpone your appointment, whether it's sports therapy or personal training. You must also let me know if, following your appointment, you become aware that you were exposed to Covid-19 in the two weeks leading up to your appointment, even if you haven't had any symptoms yet. I recommend that you sign up to the NHS rack & Trace system.
I have completed numerous training courses over the last few weeks to help ensure your safety, and I have assessed the risks that may be encountered in the practise of sports therapy in my clinic, and have made plans to reduce these risks as far as possible. I will be making all these documents available on the website over the next few days, for your peace of mind.
There's also been some serious refurbishment of the clinic itself, which I cant wait to show off. There will be also some great special offers, so keep checking the website and social media platforms. And don't forget, video appointments for Sports Therapy assessments & rehabilitation are still available if you prefer, for example if you are shielding or if you are not local to Gloucestershire. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. I can't wait to welcome you into the new look sports therapy clinic.
See you soon!