April 2020: On the Treatment Table
This month I was going to write to you about my preparations for the Virgin London Marathon, however the Covid19 pandemic seems to have overtaken matters rapidly.
I’ve run the London Marathon every year since 2010, this year would actually be my 13th time, so it seemed ironic that it was (inevitably) postponed till October on Friday 13th March! I’m not superstitious, but perhaps the writing was on the wall this year, as my training had already been reduced by previous injury and I’m counting the days not years until I turn 50. This year I will be running for Cancer Research UK so will update later in the year with details if you would like to contribute to this great cause. Hopefully in the meantime I’ll be able to continue training with the other 40000 runners planning to be on the start line in October.
Currently we are open and seeing patients at our clinics in Kingswood and Hengrove, but the situation changes daily. The General Chiropractic Council, British Chiropractic Association and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have offered advice to either close clinics or to stay open to maintain care for acute and chronic patients. We have chosen to stay open at present, following further advice to maintain highest standards of hygiene, screening patients for exposure and/or symptoms, maintaining social distancing, and rescheduling those patients in the at-risk groups. We are more than happy to offer advice over the telephone as often self-management and exercises can help even when you are stuck at home under self-isolation. In the meantime, take care of yourselves, your family and friends, keep exercising to stay well physically and mentally, let’s hope the situation improves as quickly as possible.
If you do need any further advice on or treatment or preventative care then the team at Action Potential will be happy to help. You can call us on 0117 961 2060, find us on facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
We provide chiropractic, physiotherapy, sports massage and podiatry treatments and Pilates at Kingswood Health Centre and Hengrove Park Leisure Centre.