Posted on 21st May 2020 at 15:04
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.