Coronavirus Update 3.
Firstly, I would like to apologize that my practice has remained closed for so long. I had hoped to be able to open from mid-June but unfortunately the circumstances of working within a busy dental surgery meant that I had to comply with even stricter restrictions than most osteopathic clinics. I have now received permission from the dentists to open in a limited way from Saturday 18 July. At present I can only work from Oakville Dental at weekends to minimize contact with staff and patients. This means that I will have a very limited number of appointments open. In order to comply with infection control rules I can only see one patient per hour to allow time to sanitize the room between patients and all patients must be pre-screened by phone. I will also require written consent from patients to receive face-to-face treatment. Osteopaths are expected to comply with Public Health England guidelines for infection control and I have included a list of measures on my website above. Things will be a little different for the time being and I apologise if I am not able to offer you an appointment at a time to suit you but this is the only way I am able to open at all currently. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Justine Knowles graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 1992 with a Bachelor of Sciences degree. Since then she has worked in practices in London, Staffordshire and the West Midlands and took over Oakville Osteopathy in 2000. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) She is a Trustee of the Birmingham and District Osteopathic Clinic charity and continues to undertake regular training and development. She spends her spare time playing the piano and mandolin, running, writing and herding cats.