Due to the Covid -19 virus we all have to take extra precautions to stay safe.
Our clinic is adhering to strict guidelines from the Government, HSE and our professional bodies, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Physio First.
Our doors have been closed and we have only been providing virtual appointments to date.
However as the lockdown is eased our professional bodies say we can now see small numbers of patients prior to discussion and consent for 'face to face' appointments. This will be limited to patients with very urgent or complex problems where a virtual appointment does not allow best management.
What to expect
Based on all the current guidelines all initial appointments will be 'Virtual'.
Initial 'virtual' appointments allow communication by phone or video without any risk of virus transmission in the comfort of your own home.
Your personal details will be taken and you will be asked questions with regard to the current problem, any underlying health conditions and home conditions. With video calls you will be asked to do certain movements so the physiotherapist can analyse quality and range of movements.
From this the physiotherapist can discuss a treatment plan and you will be given advice and appropriate exercises. The exercises can be emailed/posted to you. The physiotherapist will then discuss with you whether or not a 'face to face' appointment is required and safe to do, or whether to remain with follow up virtual appointments.