COVID-19 Secure Clinics providing YOU with the best in Osteopathy and Rehabilitation
Although a second lockdown was announced from Thursday 5th November, this does NOT affect Osteopathy or Sports Massage appointments at our clinics. Patients who are in pain can still access both types of appointment in our COVID-19 secure clinic environment.
Since reopening in June, we have continued to maintain the very highest standards of care to keep you all safe and well following the guidelines set out by the Government and by both the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy.
Established 20 years ago, here at Osteopathy First, we offer a unique treatment, rehabilitation and wellness service which draws upon the expertise and diverse skills of our practitioners. Based just on the outskirts of Stevenage, on the way to Hitchin in Hertfordshire, with a small satellite clinic in Gamlingay on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border, we provide Osteopathy, Sports Massage, Shockwave Therapy, Biomechanical Assessment and Custom Orthotic Prescription.
Members of our team have worked at the highest levels of elite sport including the Olympic & Paralympic Games and for British Athletics. Our aim is to give YOU the very best of our elite level professional skills and our expertise getting you back to full health and fitness.
We don't just treat athletes - everyone can benefit from our approach to your care and wellbeing.
You don't need to be referred to us by your GP unless you wish to claim the cost of your treatment from a Private Health Insurance scheme. Just give us a call on 01438 364652, we can usually offer appointments within a matter of days.
Both our Stevenage and Gamlingay Clinics are OPEN. We are implementing the following measures to keep you and our Osteopaths safe:
If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. new persistent cough, high temperature, loss or change to sense of smell or taste) you must not attend the Clinics.
Prior to every visit, we will screen you for not only symptoms of COVID-19, to ensure that you are not self-isolating or in quarantine following foreign travel, and to ensure that you understand the measures that we have in place and are happy to adhere to them.
We will check your temperature before you enter the clinic.
There is hand sanitiser available at multiple points and you will be asked to wash your hands on arrival.
We operate a strict cleaning and sanitising protocol of the treatment room in between every patient.
Please arrive promptly for the time of your appointment and do not bring anyone with you unless you specifically wish to have a chaperone.
There are no toilet facilities at the Gamlingay Clinic.
Following government guidelines, your Osteopath will be wearing a medical grade mask, disposable apron and gloves. It is imperative that if you are required to give our details in a Track & Trace scenario that you do NOT describe us as a close contact as we remain in full PPE for the duration of your treatment.
You must wear a mask to enter the clinic, and at all times when in the building including during your treatment. If you do not bring a mask with you then we will provide you with one.
Our Osteopaths work with AXA PPP, Aviva, WPA, Simply Health, Cigna, Standard Life and most other health insurers. Please contact our main reception team prior to your first consultation and treatment so that we may assist you in the claims procedure. If your health insurance is a 'cash-back' policy, just ask us for a receipt each time you visit us, we'll be happy to print or email one to you for each visit.