This is to let you know that all Essential Osteopathy's ducks are nearly in a row with respect to setting up the necessary COVID related protocols and procedures for the clinic. So, as long as all goes to plan and we continue to move to Phase 3 of the Scottish Government's 'route map', the clinic will be re-opening for face-to-face appointments to all but the shielding/high risk groups from the week beginning Monday 6 July (initially for a day or two a week with fewer appointment slots available per day).
You will be able to book a face-to-face appointment from a week before I re-open either by emailing me or by booking online - select 'Book Appointment' here or in the top right hand corner (please pre-pay via the online booking system where possible or you can pay using the contactless card machine when you attend - no more cash payments please). In the meantime, do note that virtual appointments will continue to be available for a while to come for those who can't attend a face-to-face appointment (see below for information on setting up a virtual appointment).
Please see below for the main changes which will be taking place in the clinic. You can also 'like' the Essential Osteopathy Facebook page or 'follow' its Instagram page to keep updated with the changes which are taking place in the clinic and the booking process.
I'll be offering virtual appointments every weekday for both existing and new patients in the run up to my re-opening for face-to-face appointments and for those after re-opening who are unable to visit in person. Virtual appointments allow me to discuss your symptoms as I usually would and use my skills to diagnose and prescribe exercises or changes to your daily routine that I think may help.
How to set up a virtual appointment
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information and I will get back to you to confirm the appointment**:
- Contact phone number/email address
- An approximate time and day for the appointment
- Preferred platform (What’s App, Facebook, Skype or Zoom)
- Preferred medium - either audio or video
The appointment will be charged on a donation basis.
In line with best practice and governmental guidance, these are the main changes which are going to be taking place to the booking process and clinic for the foreseeable future:
The Essential Osteopathy Risk assessment & mitigation guide for COVID 19 document
Essential Osteopathy has made some changes to its practice so that you can be confident in safely benefiting from our services. I have followed government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and have implemented safer working practices as follows:
Carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment
Heightened cleaning and hygiene procedures, including introducing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and set up training as appropriate
Increased social distancing to 2 metres and virtual consultations where possible
All the above is outlined in the following document - the Essential Osteopathy Risk Assessment and Mitigation Guide for COVID-19. Please read it before your appointment as you will be asked if you accept and understand it.
Do contact me if you have any questions or concerns (keeping in mind that I have no mobile reception where I am based at the moment so please email).
Based in the West End of Glasgow, Fiona McIntosh of Essential Osteopathy is dedicated to the highest standard of patient-care. She offers professional, effective, safe and reliable Osteopathic treatment for a great variety of bodily aches and pains including:
Please click here (or click the logo in the circle top left of the video below) to view videos on the Essential Osteopathy YouTube channel introducing you to the clinic and giving advice on posture, exercises and stretches, workstation set up and information about Osteopathy.
This video from the Essential Osteopathy youTube channel explains what Osteopathy is and what a treatment involves:
Most of the musculo-skeletal problems treated by Fiona are explained in more detail on the conditions pages of this site (or by clicking on the relevant blue bolded words listed above). She has had a great deal of experience in providing Osteopathic treatment for people with acute and chronic problems from all walks of life and of all ages - from little babies to the elderly.
Why not have a look at the treatments pages to find out more about what types of Osteopathic treatment modalities Fiona uses to treat your pain? Osteopathic treatment is tailored to the individual patient and appropriately balances your needs and wishes using a combination of treatment modalities such as soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, joint articulation and manipulation, dry-needling (otherwise known as modern acupuncture) and/or cranial osteopathy.
Payment by debit or credit card, cash or cheque.
Fiona's availability is as follows:
Mondays - 1pm to 8pm
Tuesdays - 9am to 5pm
Wednesdays - 1pm to 8pm
Thursdays - 9am to 5pm
Do contact Fiona on 0141 278 6063 or 07887 655007 or email email@example.com if you have any questions or you require further information about Osteopathy.