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 ask about any current or previous Covid-19 related symptoms as well as your usual health status. To do this, I will send an email a few days prior to your appointment, which I will need you to read in full and return on the day before your appointment to confirm your understanding and agreement. This email will also detail in full what to expect and what is required of you when you arrive for your apppintment. Or you can read the full Infection Control Policy here. It might be that I may not be able to see you face-face, but we can still deal with your problem entirely via video calls, as I have been doing for many patients very successfully throughout lockdown.
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, most of which are prvoided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and evidence of the completed training courses can be found at the bottom of this page. I have also 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. You can see the full Risk Assessment here.
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!
Click these links to open evidence for Covid-19 specific training: