Can I See My Osteopath During Lockdown?
Last updated: 16 August 2021
Osteopaths are recognised as an authorised workforce. Osteopathic treatments can continue for urgent clinical care where telehealth services are not appropriate.
For this purpose, urgent clinical care is defined as:
Direct clinical care (and other clinical support activity necessary to support direct clinical care) that prevents a significant change/deterioration in functional independence necessitating escalation of care OR is required as an adjunct to other urgent medical/surgical interventions
For example, urgent clinical care;
That avoids a potential hospital admission or emergency department presentation.
That prevents/delays the need for further specialist medical or surgical intervention.
That prevents an increase in care needs that would necessitate additional carer supports or change in accommodation needs.
That limits secondary complications post surgery.
Where deferral would lead to long term adverse consequences.