Saturday, 23 May 2020

Current situation

Morning all,

To be clear to all, I am not currently providing home visits. I am working on my policies and plan to reopen once further guidance on home visits is published by the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy.
The good news is I am now able to treat non emergency patients once a full telephone triage and risk assessment has taken place.

Hopefully not too much longer.

I am more than happy to provide a telephone consultation to anyone in need and/or struggling to get a face to face appointment.

Have a great long weekend!

Laura James Mobile Osteopath
Tel: 07546015296

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Covid-19 Infection Control Protocol - 19/05/2020

I wanted to update you all on the steps I am currently taking to ensure that risk of infection is minimised. I am following guidance from my registered body The General Osteopathic Council, and my peers at The Institute of Osteopathy, as well as Public Health England (PHE) and NHS guidance.

Before i leave the house i will be thoroughly washing hands and arms and removing all jewellery, following the NHS Techniques 'Bare below the elbow'. I will then put on my mask (IIR fluid resistant type) following the Public Health England (PHE) Guidance on donning PPE.
Once i have arrived at my patients house i will sanitise my hands and put on a new pair of shoe covers before entering the house.
The patient will be instructed to open all nearby windows and ask all members of the household to leave the room chosen to treat in. I will ask my patient to wash their hands and put on a mask, i can provide a 3 ply mask, if they have their own mask this is fine.
I will set up my couch, disinfect with hibiscrub solution, and dispose paper towels. I then wash my hands and arms and dry using my own single use towel.
I then put on my apron (single use plastic) and my safety glasses (polycarbonate safety spectacles) and a new pair of single use latex free gloves following the PHE guidance on 'donning PPE'.

The case history will be taken sitting with a 2 metre distance between myself and the patient. I will ensure i take as much detail in the telephone triage performed before the appointment to minimise time.
Examination and treatment will not involve any aerosol generating procedure - e.g anything that could cause the patient to cough, or breath heavily.
Examination and treatment will not involve any lying in the prone (face down) position.
Patients will be asked to use their own pillow. I will be advising pillow cases to be washed at 60 degrees after the treatment.
After the treatment i will disinfect the couch, then remove my apron and gloves following PHE guidance on 'correctly doffing PPE' and dispose of. I will wash my hands and arms again. My patient will be advised to have a shower/bath and wash any clothes worn at 60 degrees.
After leaving the property i will remove my shoe covers for disposal, and remove my safety glasses for disinfecting. If i am going on to treat another patient i will be changing my T shirt (after my hands are sanitised) Where possible i will be going home to shower and change clothes before seeing another patient.
Once i am home i will remove my mask following PHE guidance on 'doffing PPE' and wash all clothes separately at 60 degrees.
Im hoping that by listing my procedures this will bring about a confidence that i am doing all i can to keep you as safe as possible during these challenging times.
For more information on PPE or infection control guidance please visit;
If anyone has any queries, or concerns please call me on 07546 015296.
Best regards,
Laura James
Registered Mobile Osteopath

Monday, 9 December 2019

Apologies to anyone who has emailed in via my website contact form and not received a reply - I’m experiencing a technical issue and not receiving incoming enquiries. Please text/call any queries to 0754 6015296

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Hi all,

If you weren’t aware, I am back to work after being on maternity leave but not yet back to full time hours ALSO not working all my previous areas just yet.
To save confusion here are areas I am back to work in;
South Croydon
Banstead and surrounding area.

I will be back to working Sutton, Bromley and other areas in the near future.

Please feel free to call/text or email me with any queries. Tel: 0754 6015296

All the best,

Laura James Mobile Osteopath
Tel: 07546015296

Sunday, 5 May 2019

What is Osteopathy?

According to the Institute of Osteopathy Only 10% of the UK population use Osteopaths.

To help raise awareness I have written a brief description of Osteopathy. 

Osteopathy is a non-invasive physical therapy aimed at improving the structure and function of the musculoskeletal framework, which in turn has a positive impact on your wellbeing and internal health. 

An Osteopath will use stretching, joint and soft tissue manipulation and massage to increase joint mobility. 
This improvement in body structure in turn has a functional improvement of the cardiovascular, lymphatic and neurological systems improving internal health. 

Osteopathy can help with back and joint pain, muscular aches and pains, Osteoarthritis, sports injuries, Rheumatoid arthritis, repetitive strains, poor posture, work related injury...the list goes on. 

During your first visit to an Osteopath you will have a medical case history taken so they are able to get a whole picture of your current and past state of health. 
A physical examination will then be performed using palpation (touch) and assessing joint movements. 
A working diagnosis along with treatment plan will be given before treatment starts. 

Your Osteopath may also give you lifestyle advice and/or stretches for you to do at home. 

Please feel free to drop me a line for some friendly, impartial advice. TEL: 0754 6015296

Friday, 15 September 2017

Free Guide to Exercise for Dressage Riders

Dressage Rider Training - Free guide to exercise, stretching and strengthening specifically designed for Dressage riders. 
Improving core strength and allowing the lumbar spine, pelvis and hips to be flexible and fluid in movement will not only improve your riding, but also help maintain good posture and improve mobility and functionality of the spine and lower limbs.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Welcome to Horley!

Dear All,

As some of you may be aware I have now moved from Hooley to Horley.

This will not effect any patients in any of my current working areas including Croydon (and surrounding areas) Kent - Bromley and Beckenham, Caterham, Coulsdon, Wallington, Sutton, Kingswood, Redhill, Reigate etc etc.

It does mean I am also available for patients based in Horley, Salfords, Gatwick, Smallfields, Burstow etc etc.

Please feel free to spread the word, and to book in please call 07546015296

Best regards,

Laura James Mobile Osteopath