Video Consultations

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New Service At The Spine & Sports Injury Clinic – Video Consultations

By creating a Video Consultation service we can continue to support our patients with their pain complaints during and beyond the current Pandemic. These appointments are an excellent alternative for patients who are unable or uncomfortable to attend a face-to-face appointment. 

For more information on how The Spine & Sports Injury Clinic is practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic please see our Treatment Policy.

Video Consultation: How is it provided and what does it costs

How to Prepare for a Video Consultation

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Video Consultations are an excellent way to support patients with their pain complaints during and beyond the current Pandemic. These appointments are a good alternative for patients who are unable or uncomfortable to attend a face-to-face appointment, and by following the advice in this article you’ll get the most out of your session.

SSi Treatment Policy

Why is there a need to be cautious?

COVID-19 is a highly infectious virus and is spread by direct contact from person to person. When an infected individual touches a surface they leave some of the virus behind, and when a second person touches the same surface the infection is spread to the second individual. What many people don’t realise is that a person can be infected with COVID-19 for up to 2-12 days before they show any symptoms, and this is why the virus can spread so quickly even though members of the public act responsibility once they exhibit symptoms. Though a majority of COVID 19 cases recover without any complication, certain groups of people are at a much higher risk of suffering complications, and are even at risk of dying from the infection. Though we are now able to provide clinic-based appointments we feel we have a responsibility to inform our patients about the risks involved. No therapy clinic is able to bring the infection risk of the clinic room to 0%, despite a rigours sanitising programme. We need all of our patients to consider the advice below and act responsibly to see if a clinic-based appointment or a Video Consultation is the best way to manage their pain complaint.

What Type of Treatments are Available?

Injury Prevention for Running

A large number of people are beginning their training plans for the marathon. Often we see a significant increase of running injuries in late March and early April, around the time people are reaching their peak distances in their training. This blog post explains why people brake down from injury and what they can do to avoid this.

Why Does My Neck Hurt?

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Neck pain is a common presentation in the Spine and Sports Injury Clinic (SSi covering Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate areas) with people often asking “why does my neck keep hurting?”