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23rd April 2021 
Home. Me!

Alison O'Dochartaigh Osteopathy in Tanygroes, Cardigan.

Welcome to Osteopathy in Tanygroes, Cardigan (10 mins. north of the town centre).

I am pleased to say that I am open as normal.
I will continue with my infection control procedures including PPE and I will be providing all over 11s with a medical grade mask to wear while they are in my practice.
I have also been fortunate enough to have received, as a healthcare worker, both my vaccines now.

Despite these measures I, obviously, can’t completely eliminate transmission of the virus and will completely understand if you would prefer to postpone appointments until things are more settled.

If you want to have a chat before you come in I’m more than happy to speak to you.
Thank you once again for all your support x

I am continuing to follow the guidelines from the General Osteopathic Council, the Institute of Osteopathy, PHW and the government for PPE and infection control.

I am currently working from home in Tanygroes.
(For those who haven’t been to Tanygroes before, I have a purpose built, ground floor treatment room here with parking right outside and it is only 10 minutes north of Cardigan and 0.2 miles up a lane just off the main A487 coast road).

Due to increased cleaning times I still have limited appointments available. I will do my very best to fit everyone in.

Obviously, it will be impossible for me to comply with the 2m social distancing guidelines. This means that I will have to take further precautions that follow the Government and Osteopathic guidelines. There is reasonable evidence now that people can be infectious 2-5 days before symptoms surface or have no symptoms at all. This means that to be as safe as possible we need to treat everyone as if they are carrying the virus (this applies to me too).

New process:
When you book your appointment with me you will receive a confirmation email with details of the appointment, directions and the data protection (GDPR) form for you to fill in and sign online.
The day before your appointment you will receive a reminder email which will contain the link for the Covid screening questionnaire which you will need to fill in and sign before you come in for your treatment.

There will be no waiting room availability so I ask if you could please wait in your car until I come and get you. There will be an extra 30 minutes between appointments to ensure that I have time to fully ventilate the room, wipe down all surfaces, and mop the floor between patients.

If you could come in with as few items as possible please, it will make the cleaning easier. You can put your keys, phone and wallet etc on the desk in the treatment room. I will ask you to wash or sanitise your hands and put a mask on when you arrive. I will provide you with a medical grade mask to wear during your time in the clinic.

I will be wearing an apron, mask, eye protection and gloves. I will, as always, be washing my hands regularly too.
There will be a vinyl cover on the couch and I will provide a fresh pillow case for each patient. There is now an electric blanket under the couch cover to keep you warm. I will try to keep undressing to a bare (!) minimum. If you would like to you are welcome to bring a clean towel to lie on, but this isn't necessary.

The contactless payment limit has been increased so I would appreciate it if as many of you as possible could pay by card, or I can let you know my bank account details for you to pay by BACS.

Even with all these procedures in place it is impossible to guarantee that there would be no risk of potentially spreading the virus. I will do everything I can, but it is also up to you to decide whether you feel safe enough to come in.

I will be asking everyone to sign a consent form:
* I understand that there is a risk of transmission of Covid-19 as a result of attending the clinic.
* I agree that Alison cannot accept responsibility for transmission of Covid-19 should I become infected, provided she has followed all infection control guidelines.
* I understand that Alison will let me know if she has any symptoms of, or a positive test for, Covid-19.
* I agree to let Alison know if I have any symptoms of, or a positive test for Covid-19.
* I understand that Alison will pass on my details should she be contacted by NHS test and trace.
* I have had the chance to ask all the questions I wish to at this time.

I will be updating my website regularly and you can also follow me on facebook @alisonodochartaighosteopath.

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Osteopaths spend at least 4 years training to be able to safely assess your whole body in order to find and treat areas of tension and restriction that may be affecting your body's ability to function at it's best. Osteopathy focuses on the self-healing ability of the body.

Treatment techniques may include massage, mobilisation, manipulation and gentle, subtle cranial osteopathic techniques depending on the individual person.

I have 18 years experience of using gentle osteopathic techniques to treat a broad range of individuals, including pregnant women, children and babies (and horses and dogs).

Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy can be beneficial in the treatment of:
- aches & pains.
- headaches.
- difficulties relaxing.
- shoulder & elbow pain arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back & neck.
- joint pains & arthritic pains including hip & knee pain.
- general, acute & chronic backache/pain.
- sciatica.
- prevention of migraine.
- minor sports injuries.
- postural problems caused by driving, work strain or pregnancy.


As well as my BSc (Hons.) Osteopathic Medicine, I have completed all 10 postgraduate modules, including ones in Paediatric Osteopathy, and I am now a Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy.

I am now working as an osteopath in Tanygroes, Cardigan.

If you would like more information on how osteopathy and/or cranial osteopathy may be able to help you please phone or text me on 07789 518356 or e-mail [email protected] or follow me on www.facebook/alisonodochartaighosteopath.com.