Impact of the Covid Virus over the Longer Term
It can be a little difficult to keep abreast of the up-to-date COVID situation. So, we thought it might be helpful to issue a reminder of how we’re dealing with things in our clinics in both Central London and East Finchley. After all, COVID is still a matter of concern for many people.
Robin is fully vaccinated and boosted. He continues to wear PPE – in the form of an apron, surgical gloves and an FFP2 mask – and to fully sanitise the treatment room between patients. He also asks that any patients who are not fully jabbed and boosted wear a mask in both reception and the clinic.
This is out of respect for those patients who are medically vulnerable but still need their regular Osteopathic treatment. It is also to protect Robin. As you will appreciate, he doesn’t really have the option to move to home working if he catches COVID!
We remain extremely grateful to all patients for their understanding of the need for continued vigilance on the COVID front. We appreciate that the news is full of restrictions being lifted but numbers are still very high, and we believe it remains appropriate to think of the wider community.
On the subject of COVID, if you do find yourself struggling with the impact of the virus over the longer term then please do bear in mind the work that Robin has been doing with the Perrin Technique to help patients suffering with Long COVID.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) defines long Covid as lasting for more than 12 weeks, although some people consider symptoms that last more than eight weeks to be long Covid. Ongoing symptoms may include
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain or tightness
- Problems with memory and concentration (or brain fog)
- Heart palpitations
- Pins and needles
- Joint pain
- Depression and anxiety
- Feeling sick, stomach aches or loss of appetite
- A high temperature