We are open again!
Not quite as we were before, but going with the flow, and trying to help as many people as we can.
Face to face osteopathic appointments resume from June 1st. Sharon is committed elsewhere until the end of August, so isn’t bookable until September, sorry.
St Melor Surgery, Amesbury won’t be taking bookings until September. The closest alternative practice would be our Pewsey clinic, approximately 10 miles/20 minutes drive from Amesbury.
This is very important – some groups of people who had previously been identified/advised that they or someone they cared for were ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ have now been downgraded to moderate risk. Those that have been downgraded to moderate risk include anyone over 70 years of age and pregnant women if they have no underlying health conditions (as listed in the high-risk categories).
So, although we can now see you if you fall into this category, it is essential that you talk to us first before attending, and book the first appointment slot of the day.
We will still be offering our popular video consultations for people who cannot have a face to face appointment, or for those who feel their symptoms can wait a little longer before being seen personally, but who would like some help and advice in the meantime.
We are committed to keeping our patients and practitioners safe during the current Covid-19 situation. We have put precautionary measures in place, following the guidance from Public Health England and our governing body. All patients will be pre-screened before each appointment. We will temporarily be increasing our fees by £3.00 per treatment to cover the extra costs of the PPE equipment we must wear in order to treat you. We will resume our normal charges as soon as PPE is no longer required.
– please don’t arrive too early so we can maximize social distancing in the waiting room. Also for this reason, please come alone unless you want or need to bring a chaperone
– please try to go to the loo before your visit so we can reduce foot traffic through the building and have less to clean!
– we are leaving 15 minutes between appointments to give us time to thoroughly clean. This means we have fewer appointments available than normal. Please let us know if you cannot keep your appointment so it can be offered to someone else.
– we cannot use towels, gowns etc, so please do feel free to bring your own
– you will be asked to use hand sanitiser on arrival at the practice
– we will take your temperature with a non-contact thermometer
– we would greatly appreciate you wearing a mask – a home made one is absolutely fine.
If on the day of your appointment, you have a cough, sore throat or raised temperature, please telephone us to reschedule.
Please do not come to the practice, and follow advice from NHS 111 with regards to self-isolation and for further health information.
Stay safe and well,
Sharon, Liz and Evie
We are Registered Osteopaths located in the Wiltshire towns of Devizes, Pewsey and Amesbury.
Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.
Over 30,000 people every day visit an osteopath suffering from a variety of conditions including neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and more. Many patients are pregnant women and children, those suffering with work strain, or pain and stiffness related to advancing years.
Osteopathic treatment is tailored towards the needs of the individual, rather than using a ‘one size fits all’ process.
As you don’t need a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath, you will typically be able to see an osteopath quickly, without the long waiting times that often occur with other treatment options.
All Osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), and I am also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO). Both exist to raise standards of osteopathic care and improve understanding and awareness of the benefits of osteopathy amongst the public and fellow health professionals.
The iO Patient Charter outlines the consistently high standards of service that all Osteopaths aspire to and what you can expect when you see a Registered Osteopath.