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Patient information when considering face to face treatment. 
 
On the 12th of May 2020 our governing body the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) have advised that in certain instances face to face consultations can now go ahead 
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 . 
 
High risk or extremely clinically vulnerable patients 
 
If you are classed as High risk you would have received a letter from the NHS advising you to stay at home at all times. At present Colchester Physiotherapy and Sports injury Clinic can only provide remote consultations to this group of the population. 
 
 
During these extra-ordinary times many of us have taken the opportunity to improve our fitness during lock-down. 
Whether it is walking, running or an activity inside the house sudden increases in training load can result in tendon discomfort and affect our enjoyment of these activities.  
In gait based activities the achilles tendon is often a driver of discomfort and can make us fearful and anxious about continuing exercise. 
The good news is that despite achilles discomfort being experienced a level of training can usually continue and often will contribute to a stronger and less painful tendon. 
As registered physiotherapists we are all required to meet standards of proficiency set out by the Health Care Professionals Council HCPC. 
Assuring the quality of our practice by collecting data on outcomes from the interventions we have actually delivered is one of these standards. 
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