Chiropractic During Covid-19

We are pleased to advise that we are now open and can welcome back existing patients and see new patients from here on, all be it on a limited bases to start with, Tuesdays in Charlton and Wednesdays/ Saturday morning at New Cross. We are also able to see patients in the Vulnerable “Moderate Risk” groups now provided it is deemed urgent and the R-value is stable and below 1.  Unfortunately we are still unable to see anyone who falls into the Vulnerable “High Risk” Groups.
Please call us if you are unsure or would like to discuss things, if we are unable to see you we may be able to give advice. Information on “Risk” groups is further down this page.

We have completed a comprehensive risk assessment of our clinics including procedure, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and cleaning procedures, adhering to Government guidelines.
There is a strict appointment procedure to follow please.

Appointment Procedure

  • Complete an online Consent Form (link below)
  • Complete an online Risk Assessment Form (link below)
  • Any chaperone to complete Risk Assessment Form
  • Telephone Symptoms History Call (New Patients)
  • Second Risk Assessment at clinic arrival with temperature taken
  • Arrival 2-3 minutes before appointment to avoid patient cross over (Reception area currently closed)
  • Patients to wear face masks
  • Practitioner wearing PPE
  • Treatment through clothes
  • Patients to wear loose fitting clothes
  • Strict Cleaning Procedure
  • An urgent case is someone who’s symptoms are not improving, getting worse or who otherwise would need to visit a GP surgery, a walk-in center or A&E. We can discuss this with you if you would prefer
  • Unless Consent and Risk Assessment Forms are completed or on arrival, the Risk criteria has changed/temperature is above 37.8 C, access to the clinic will be denied
  • Payment by Bank Transfer, before appointment on first visit

Vulnerable person “Moderate Risk” includes:

  • any person aged 70 or older
  • any woman who is pregnant
  • any person under 70 who has an underlying health condition,    including but not limited to, the conditions listed

Underlying Medical Conditions (Moderate Risk)

  1. Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or bronchitis
  2. Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  3. Chronic kidney disease
  4. Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  5. Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, a learning disability or cerebral palsy
  6. Diabetes
  7. Problems with the spleen, such as sickle cell disease or removal of the spleen
  8. A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  9. Being seriously overweight, with a body mass index of 40 or above

*Updated Guidance for Moderate at Risk Groups

From 1st June 2020, in accordance with Government guidelines, with the R-Value stable and below 1, we are able to see people within these groups but only in exceptional circumstances and are still unable to see people with underlying health conditions if over the age of 70, or are in the “High Risk” group please call to discuss this if required.

Vulnerable person “High Risk” includes:

  • People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
  • People with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
  • People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
  • People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
  • People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
  • People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  • People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell)
  • People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk or infection
  • Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired

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We are pleased to advise that we are NOW OPEN but with strict procedures in place – Find out more about our COVID-19 procedures