In line with government guidelines and our governing bodies, Mav Movements Physiotherapy after three months of closure, will be re-opening on Monday 22nd June, 2020 for face-to-face appointments for essential treatments.
However, a preference of ‘virtual first’ treatment approaches will be continued, as per the CSP and NICE guidelines, as long as the clinical need can be met and the patient can engage with Physiotherapy over WhatsApp video, Zoom or Skype calls. More information about virtual Physiotherapy can be found under the 'Telehealth' section.
Below outlines the new processes and control measures that we have put in place to ensure optimum safety for both us and you. Our COVID-19 policy is also available to view at the bottom of this page.
We offer a virtual/remote Physiotherapy service too. It has many benefits and has proven to be very successful with our patients.
To help us understand which path of treatment is most appropriate and safe for you, ALL patients will undergo a triage/assessment over telephone or video call. If a serious condition is suspected or if a patient presents with an acute deterioration of an existing chronic condition then the patient will be re-directed to acute NHS services.
ALL patients will then undergo a COVID-19 screening. This screening process will then be repeated over telephone or electronically prior to EACH session. If they fail the assessment, then face-to-face treatment would not be possible until the set quarantine recommendations have been completed.
Virtual Vs Face-to-face
Shared-decision making would take place as to whether the benefits of face-to-face treatments outweigh the risks and if the face-to-face interaction is necessary or essential. The discussion will be documented by the Physiotherapist.
An 'essential' appointment is classed as:
-Patients who have acute pain (pain which is more than 7/10, pain which is affecting their sleep, or affecting their ability to work).
-Patients who would be seeking GP/NHS service otherwise.
-Patients who feel they cannot self-manage their symptoms at home with the Physiotherapist's guidance over a virtual appointment.
-If the clinical picture is unclear from the Physiotherapist's triage screening.
More information on Virtual Physiotherapy can be found on the tab below.
Because COVID-19 is a novel virus where the body has no natural immunity and for which there is currently no vaccine available, additional care is required to reduce the risk of exposing patients to infection. Therefore, where a face-to-face appointment is deemed appropriate between the Physio and patient, we have had to implement many changes to mitigate the risks to us and to you.
The section below outlines the control measures which have been put in place at all times.
The above plan has been formalised to safeguard our patients and ourselves and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The plan allows us to continue the treatment for patients through means of video conference to simulate a near as possible experience to a face-to-face appointment and eliminating the risk of COVID-19. Where a face-to-face session is deemed absolutely necessary, all of the relevant control measures have been put in place to mitigate risks of infection.
Our plan will be continuously assessed as per the guidance from GOV.UK, CSP, HCPC, Public Health England and guidance from our local public health authorities.
We look forward to seeing you and providing you with the most appropriate and safest course of treatment for your health and safety is our main priority.
To make an appointment or just to find out more about how all this works you can contact us via the following:
Phone/SMS/WhatsApp us: 07555 489 189
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook message us: Mav Movements Physiotherapy
Instagram message us: mavmovementsphysio
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Uncertain times can undoubtedly raise our anxiety levels as we can easily become influenced by 'fake news' around us. We therefore strongly recommend that you use the following sources for COVID-19 updates:
World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019