We have been seeing a limited number of patients at our Loanhead clinic since the beginning of June, but our Colinton Mains clinic has been closed since the end of March. However, with the changes in Government policy we are now opening the Colinton Mains clinic from 6 July, albeit in a slightly different way as we establish new working practises. Please bear with us with the limited appointment availability at this time, but this should increase as we move forward.
There are changes within the clinic environment as couch covers and all linens have been removed and replaced with plastic pillows and couch roll only. There are also additional cleaning protocols in place and a time gap between patients to keep everyone safe. The practitioners will also be wearing PPE (personal protective equipment). When you make an appointment, we will send you an email or letter with more details about these changes and some health screening questions.
Current Government guidelines are still to maintain a social distance of 2m, which is obviously not possible during an appointment, but our new working regimes are there to keep you as safe as we can. We also understand, due to personal health circumstances, that you may not want to come to the clinic at this time. We are also able to give advice over the phone if that is preferable (known as a Telehealth consultation).
Are you in pain? We are here to help.
Welcome to the Peachey Therapy Clinic, a busy, friendly practice offering Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Medical Accupuncture, Podiatry/Chiropody and Sports and Remedial Massage. We have sites in both Edinburgh and Loanhead. Here our aim is to consider the patient as an individual. As well as treating the presenting symptoms we also try to establish their cause, as well as provide the patient with lifestyle and self-management advice to help prevent a re-occurrence. We also advise on the benefits of maintenance treatment to help keep the body in a state of health and avoid problems arising in the first place.
Unfortunately we are, generally, very bad at looking after our bodies. We would think nothing of spending money on a meal, servicing our cars or even a new pair of shoes (that we may only wear once!!). However, unlike all these transient items our bodies are for life so treating it well and servicing it regularly is a worthwhile, lifelong investment.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns before booking a consultation. Alternatively, if appropriate, to enable you to discuss your symptoms before undertaking treatment we offer a 15 minute FREE ASSESSMENT with the Osteopath or Podiatrist.
Working From Home
Many people are now working from home and it seems this is not going to be just for a week or so. It is therefore important to ensure you have, as is practically possible, a decent workstation.
One patient has already injured their back after sitting on a dining chair for 7 hours a day! So follow the same principles as in your office:
- Sitting on a chair (preferable with arms) which is the correct height relative to the table at which you are sitting and you can get your feet flat on the floor
- Ensure the screen is at eye level – if you only have a laptop this may mean putting the laptop on something and then buying a separate keyboard and mouse
- Using a chair with good back support – or adding back support to another chair albeit a roll-up towel – and not perching on the edge of the seat
- Make sure the seat of the chair is padded or sit on something soft
- Take regular breaks and drink plenty of water
There are lots of videos and websites that can give you advice but a couple are:
Obviously you can improvise without purchasing all the specific items, but if you are going to be on a laptop for any length of time a separate keyboard and mouse is a worthwhile investment to enable you to get your screen at eye level.
If you have any questions regarding this please contact us.
Updated 2 July 2020