Welcome to Gerrards Cross Osteopaths!
We have now reopened!
It has been 3 long months of disruption, uncertainty and confusing information since we went into lockdown. We have been observing lockdown as a family and have been busy trying to educate and entertain our 3 boys during this time.
There is a lot to consider when deciding how we can run a clinic in this Coronavirus-affected situation:
- Make sure we can provide a safe environment for our patients and our family. We also need to take into consideration the possibility of infection spreading to others with whom we are in contact.
- Provide osteopathic treatment at a standard that we consider professionally adequate.
- Respect the spirit society has shown as a whole, i.e. social distancing and following the government guidelines.
We now believe we are in a position to open. We have decided on a new, appropriate treatment session timing and flow. We are keeping an eye on the various streams of information so that we may react intelligently, if and when infection trends begin to shift.
The format will be a little different compared to pre-lockdown. Here are the main points:
Opening times for the short term:
We are now open and these are the times we are beginning with. We will review this weekly and as we progress along, dependent on demand and safety levels, we will modify our available times, hopefully moving to a fuller timetable. Until we review again on Friday, July 3rd:
Opening times for now:
Prior to your visit:
Online forms to be filled in and submitted by you and, if necessary, we may organise a phone call.
Treatment in clinic: Brief health screen and osteopathic treatment (30 minutes).
We will complete our treatment notes once you have left.
Initial Consultation: £55
Follow-up Consultation: £45
Guidelines suggest we reduce the overall contact-time with patients in the clinic.
- We will book sessions on the hour.
- We will email you a form for you to complete online and if necessary, discuss your symptoms through a pre-treatment phone call, instead of in the clinic itself.
- We will limit your actual in-clinic sessions to 30 minutes, which will include a quick health screen (temperature, O2 Saturation) and treatment. This allows us time to disinfect surfaces after each session and ventilate the clinic for at least 20 minutes and avoid patients coming into direct contact with each other.
- We will ask you to arrive on time and wait in the car if you are early, so effectively there is nobody waiting in reception or crossing over with other patients.
- While we do have toilet facilities at the clinic, it would be helpful if these were not used. Of course, they are available if necessary.
- We will be wearing PPE as suggested in guidelines which may include: mask, plastic apron, and perhaps gloves and eye protection (based on risk assessment).
- We would ask all patients to please bring their own mask.
- In so far as is possible, we will conduct the sessions with the windows open to improve ventilation and reduce potential aerosol build up.
(We can ONLY accept contactless payment or online bank transfer at this time- no cash, no cheques):
For those of you who still have credit for sessions paid for in advance, you can use your credit at this time.
Sessions can be paid either using contactless payment (up to £45) or via online banking using the following information:
Please use your full name as reference:
Gerrards Cross Osteopaths Ltd
Acct number: 55880126
Sort Code: 60-08-34
We hope that these measures and adjustments allow us to reopen correctly and that you also feel confident to return. We will be in touch shortly with any relevant updates but please feel free to book in with us as we are open.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to our clinic and are committed to preserving the safest environment for all.
Enda and Delphine Butler.
Gerrards Cross Osteopaths was established in 1989. It was formerly known as Charles Hunt and Associates. Delphine and Enda Butler worked alongside Charles Hunt since 2008. In 2011, Charles decided to focus his work at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly known as the British School of Osteopathy) and sold his practice to Delphine and Enda. They moved to Gerrards Cross and set up the practice in the adjoining house. They are now a well integrated family in the community with their children attending the local schools and sports clubs.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and effective treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain such as low back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, hip and knee pain… Feel free to contact us to discuss your symptoms and find out whether our practice is the right place for you.
Osteopaths are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals. Most undergraduate osteopathy college courses in the UK last 4 to 5 years. Osteopaths are trained to screen for medical conditions and will tell you if you need to see another health professional such as your doctor. Osteopaths treat people of all ages from children to the elderly.