Osteopathy & Wellbeing @CT6 in Herne Bay, Kent
Osteopathy & Wellbeing @CT6 provides a range of treatments covering Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Beauty Treatment, Swedish Massage and Foot Care, all provided by fully qualified and experienced staff. During your visit we will do our very best to welcome you and make you comfortable. You can also be assured that you are in the safest of hands, and that we will do our utmost to make you feel welcome and relaxed at our clinic.
Firstly, on behalf of us all at Osteopathy & Wellbeing @CT6 I hope you are all well and have been keeping safe during these strange times, which have certainly proven to be a test for us all.
Since we took the decision to close the clinic on 23 March 2020 we have been closely monitoring the ongoing situation and have made sure that we have remained up to date in terms of all Government guidance, Public Health England guidance, NHS England advice and advise and guidance from our various professional bodies, in order that we can make the right decisions at the right times and with our patients best interests at heart.
As each and every one of you will be aware from personal experience, the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly altered so much in and around the world we live in, not least the way we now need to prepare to see patients in the clinic to ensure that you are confident to safely attend your appointment.
For your information, I have detailed below the changes we have made at the clinic and to the services we provide in response to COVID-19 and in order to keep everyone safe.
We are all looking forward to seeing you soon.
STAYING COVID-19 SAFE
Our overriding objective is for patients to safely benefit from the services which we provide at Osteopathy & Well Being @CT6 and as a multidisciplinary clinic, we have decided to reopen as a collective and provide Osteopathy, Footcare/ chiropody and Massage and have therefore adapted all of our practices.
In compliance with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 we have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and as a team we have implemented the following measures to adequately control the risks identified:
- When you telephone the clinic to book an appointment, in addition to the usual questions which would be asked about the nature of your appointment, you will be asked some very straightforward pre-screening questions which are aimed at reducing the risk of patients attending the clinic who either themselves have COVID-19 symptoms or who have been in direct contact with someone with COVID-19 or confirmed symptoms.
- These pre-screening questions will be repeated within your booking confirmation and within your appointment reminders.
- All patients will be asked to arrive promptly at their appointment time and no earlier than 5 minutes, in order to reduce the number of people in the clinic and reduce the amount of time the patient spends in the waiting area.
- Patients will be asked not to bring unnecessary items into the clinic such as bags, coats, jewellery, watches etc.
- Patients will be asked to attend their appointments alone, and for any accompanying individual to either wait outside of the clinic or in their car. If a patient has a specific reason for requiring accompanying to their appointment, i.e. elderly,
- vulnerable and a minor then they are kindly requested to make this clear when they book their appointment.
- Depending on the service you are accessing at the clinic, the clinic slots are likely to be extended to allow for aeration of the clinic rooms, cleaning between patients and changing of Personal protective Equipment.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- In line with Public Health England, all staff will wear full personal protective equipment or PPE whilst in the clinic and when providing direct patient treatment, in order to effectively manage transmission risk where people cannot be 2m apart.
- Staff will wear disposable gloves which will be changed in between every patient along with mandatory hand hygiene.
- Staff will wear disposable aprons which will be changed in between every patient.
- Staff will wear a surgical face mask which will be changed regularly, when damp or damaged.
- In line with Government guidance to the public, patients will be asked to consider wearing a surgical face mask or face cloth when they are within the clinic to prevent the spread of airborne droplets and particles we exhale when we cough, sneeze or talk.
Safe Distances and Waiting Room:
- We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the clinics public areas and we have allocated specific seats in the waiting room for each clinic room, which are clearly sign posted with labels on the floor, so if patients do need to wait they can maintain a respectful 2 m distance.
- Whilst the route in and out of the clinic cannot be altered, we have removed the need for patients to come to reception to make payment and this will now be completed within the clinic room prior to the patient leaving.
- Contactless payments will be available for all and the card machine will be subject to thorough antibacterial wiping in between patients.
- Excellent hand hygiene remains the best way to protect yourself and others against coronavirus.
- We have installed hand sanitiser stations in the waiting room and within each clinic room, to be used by staff and patients alike on entering and exiting the rooms and clinic.
- Each clinic room will undergo antibacterial cleansing between patients.
- All unnecessary linens have been removed from the clinic rooms and replaced where possible with wipe able replacements.
- Touch points such as door handles will be cleaned with antibacterial wipes throughout the day
- Daily deep antibacterial cleaning regimes will be implemented at the clinic.
- Sports Massage
- Foot Care / Chiropody
- Swedish Massage
- Beauty Therapy
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder, arm, elbow & wrist pain
- Arthritic pain
- Pregnancy related pain
- Hip & knee pain
- Hip & knee pain
- Foot & ankle pain
- Trapped nerves
- Migraine prevention
- Muscle spasm
- General aches & pains
- Sports injuries
- Circulatory problems
- Herne Bay
- East Kent
About Osteopathy & Wellbeing @CT6
We have a team of two fully qualified osteopaths, who have all completed a four year degree in osteopathy and are registered with the General Osteopathic Council our regulatory body GOSC. At the Osteopathy & Wellbeing @CT6 clinic, our aim is restore proper function by reducing any postural strains or imbalances through hands-on treatment returning the body to an optimal state of health and well-being. This is done using a variety of techniques, which include gentle muscle stretching, soft tissue massage, joint articulation, spinal manipulation, dry needling (acupuncture) and electrotherapy. We also offer advice on how to improve your posture and prescribe appropriate exercises that can help speed up your recovery.
If you have any questions about how osteopathy can help you or wish to book an appointment, please feel free to contact us at the Osteopathy & Wellbeing @CT6 clinic.