Posted on 12th July 2020 at 12:14
As prevalence of Covid 19 in the community decreases it is now possible to consider face to face treatment subject to a risk assessment and triage of your condition before you attend the clinic. This can be done over the phone prior to your appointment.
The possibility of having a face to face consultation needs to be carefully considered by both the patient/client and the treating physiotherapist.
As our client we need to inform you that in the current environment leaving your home is likely to increase the risk of being exposed to Covid 19. You must also be aware that although the majority of people who contract Covid 19 recover there are groups of people within the population that are at higher risk of suffering more severe symptoms if they develop Covid 19. The NHS defines 2 risk groups for Covid 19, High risk and Moderate risk (for more detailed info on these groups please see link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/ ) .