OPEN: Physiotherapy treatment & Sports Massage still available during lockdown 2.0

Lockdown is here again. But the doors at Bridge Health & Wellbeing are staying open for physiotherapy treatment in Christchurch, Dorset. We are also able to offer sports massage for patients that are in severe pain or have been referred by GP, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor. At the start of the Spring lockdown, we had to temporarily close the clinic for all face-to-face contact. But thankfully we were able to open again in June with strict COVID-secure procedures in place. 

This lockdown 2.0, the clinic doors will be staying open and it is business as usual (well, business as COVID-usual!) for physiotherapy treatment and sports massage.

In fact, these next few weeks could be a great opportunity to get an injury treated, get your pain resolved and make some real progress back towards fitness. With increasing numbers of people working from home, we have seen a rise in back-related injuries. The last lockdown also saw people trying out new sports and activities, which led to overuse injuries.

This time in winter, inactivity could be more of a problem. Doing less sport, less socialising and less activity, in general, can lead to niggles, aches and pains. If not treated, these could become quite debilitating. With shorter days and colder temperatures, focussing on your wellbeing and being pain-free will be more important than ever.

Paul O'Connell, Physiotherapist at Bridge Health & Wellbeing in Christchurch, Dorset
Paul O’Connell, physiotherapist and co-founder of Bridge Health & Wellbeing

“I really feel for the many business owners that are having to close their doors again during this lockdown. It has been a blow for us to see our wellbeing classes studio close, just a few months after reopening. We were also just about to launch a range of new classes including small-group Strength and Conditioning sessions and Mindfulness classes.

But thankfully this time physiotherapy is unaffected and we can continue to treat our patients. In line with guidance from Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), we have a range of stringent COVID-19 policies in place. These are designed to control the risk of a member of staff or a patient from contracting COVID-19. All appointments are pre-booked and we limit the number of patients in our building at any one time. This enables us to do the necessary cleaning in between patients. We also use all the appropriate PPE and provide PPE as well as health screening for patients. Their safety is just as important as ours.”

The studio has had to close for Pilates and Yoga classes but sessions will be ‘re-Zooming’ online.

Zoom classes never actually stopped. We always kept them on the timetable as we know some of you prefer being able to join a class from home. But the online timetable has been increased to allow those of you who were coming to face-to-face classes continue your classes over the next few weeks.

Here is the new timetable:

Lockdown 2.0 timetable for Pilates and Yoga Zoom classes for November 2020

If you usually attend face-to-face classes you can join one of the Zoom classes and continue with your Pilates/Yoga practice. Please let Louise know and she will send you the link to set Zoom up and invite you to class. If you get stuck or are unsure please just call us on 01202 473800 or email Alternatively, you can freeze the classes in your block until we return to face-to-face in December.

Physiotherapy and sports massage appointments can be booked directly online.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will be operating our usual opening hours during November but on an appointment-only basis. Thank you once again for your support and patience during these uncertain times. We will do our best to keep you updated with any developments and changes to our operating procedures.

At Bridge Health & Wellbeing we are a friendly, family-run clinic in the heart of Christchurch in Dorset, with high quality physiotherapy, state-of-the-art gym facilities, expert Pilates and yoga classes. Our goal is to help you get better, build strength and feel happy and healthy in mind and body.

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