• Headaches & Migraines
  • Sciatic/Piriformis Syndrome
  • IBS, constipation/diarrhea

STAY AT HOME ORDER: Apr 17th - May 20th, 2021

Due to the government imposed Shut Down/Stay At Home Order continued on April 17th, I will not be offering Osteopathic treatments during this time. As Osteopath’s are self-regulated healthcare practitioners, the Ontario Osteopathic Association has advised to discontinue services due to the possible legal implications.    I am saddened by this reality as Osteopathy is important for prevention and maintenance of physical ailments.  Fortunately,  Registered Massage Therapy is deemed an essential service.  As such, massage therapy services will still be available as usual, following the prescribed safety protocols.  I will contact each of you individually who have Osteo appointments booked during the prescribed Shutdown to reschedule to a later date or to a massage treatment if preferred.  The current situation has been trying for all of us but I will do my best to accommodate everyone under the current restrictions and as it changes.

Stay safe and be well!

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Protocol Follow up:

There will be number of processes that will be changed in order to comply with the direction of:

  • Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH)
  • Ontario’s Ministry of Health (MOH’s) guidance for the health sector
  • MOH’s COVID-19 Operational Requirements: Health Sector Restart, and,
  • Sector-Specific Workplace safety guidelines.

If at any point I am unable to meet the requirements of the above I will need to temporarily close my practice until I can continue to follow my requirements. (Eg. not able to obtain PPE, cleaner, sanitizer, due to lack of supplies) I will notify you if this is needed. 

The changes needed will change our regular environment, which I do sympathize with and apologize, but these measures are to dramatically reduce the risk of infection; to keep you, myself, and others safe. 

With time I’m sure these measures will start to relax, once the threat is lessened. For now I hope for you to understand, and help stop the unnecessary spread. 

We are asked to treat acute cases first, and proceed with a slow start. Times will be spread out to allow this and decrease chances of crossover of clients. If you feel you need treatment please contact me to book your appointment. I will do my best to try to accommodate everyone as best as I can. Please understand it will be a slow start until the virus has decreased. 

What your next appointment will look like:

You need to come to your appointment wearing a clean disposable or reusable mask that can be worn throughout the treatment. 

  • If you are unable to wear a mask (e.g. due to a health condition or difficulty breathing), I will use my professional judgement to assess the risk of providing or continuing treatment. 
  • Please dispose of your masks properly, and not to leave them in the waiting areas or on chairs.
  • If wearing a mask is too difficult to wear face down then we can do the treatment prone or side lying. 

You are to arrive alone (where possible) and as close to your appointment time as possible. 

  • If you are unable to arrive alone, the person accompanying you will be screened at arrival to the appointment and will be asked to provide their name and number upon arrival for contact tracing purposes. 
  • The person accompanying the client should also be instructed to arrive at the appointment wearing a clean disposable or reusable mask.

I will be maintaining a roster of ALL people entering my office (including their name and phone number) to assist with contact tracing if required, while ensuring client confidentiality is maintained. 

  • In addition to clients, this may include couriers, guardians, and support people/workers. 
  • This information will be used for contact tracing only, should someone who visited the setting later be diagnosed with COVID-19, and that clients/visitors can refuse to provide their name and telephone number. 

Please wash or sanitize your hands upon arrival and after treatment.

I will have a contact less sanitizer unit on my desk for you to use.

In your appointment reminder email, there will be a COVID-19 Self Assessment Questionnaire that you need to answer yourself. 

  • If you say yes to any of the questions you need to reschedule your appointment after 14 days, as I will not be able to render treatment, regardless of the rationale for treatment. 
  • You need to be asymptomatic, and cleared by your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario of COVID-19. 
  • You must take the self assessment given by the Public Health Ontario, prior to contacting your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 and self isolate for 14 days.

Immediately prior to treatment, I will be screening you to ensure the client’s COVID-19 status has not changed, with the same COVID-19 Self Assessment Questionnaire. 

I will also be screening myself every day using the same criteria.

If you enter my office and have gone through the screening process, yet exhibits signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19;

  • You must keep a distance of 2 metres
  • Complete hand hygiene
  • Put on your mask, if not already doing so
  • Explain my concerns, and discontinue treatment
  • You must leave the office immediately
  • You must self isolate for 14 days, complete the online self assessment tool provided by Public Health Ontario, before calling your primary care provider or Telehealth
  • You can reschedule your appt at a later date once you have been cleared by your primary care provider or Telehealth on any COVID-19 concerns

If anyone is found to be positive of COVID-19 within myself, clients, or someone (staff or clients) from another office within my suite unit, I will notify our local Public Health Unit for advice on potential exposure and implications for continuation of my work.

I will be wearing a surgical/procedure mask during treatment and whenever within 2 metres distance of clients. 

I, myself, will be thoroughly washing my hands (including forearms and elbows) with soap and water before and after each treatment. 

I will be cleaning and disinfecting at the start and end of each day, and in between every client, of anything used during treatments, and especially high traffic areas. 

  • Eg. Desk that we sit at, door knobs, light switch, massage oil bottle, stool and chairs, pens, electronic equipment.
  • The treatment table will be cleaned and disinfected in between each client, and all linen and blankets will be changed.
  • They will be cleaned with the highest heat setting possible.
  • I will  be maintaining records of general infections prevention, these will reflect the date, frequency with which the measures are applied in regards to the above cleaning and disinfecting. 

All documentation requirements:

  • Roster Log (of all those that enter my office)
  • Infections Prevention log, (PPE used, gloves etc)
  • General Infections Prevention Log (cleaning/disinfecting, changing of linens)

All Documentation logs will be kept for 10 years.

If there are any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks and stay safe,
Sandy Huibers M.OMSc., RMT
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