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2nd June 2020 
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Alison O'Dochartaigh Osteopathy in Cardigan, Haverfordwest & Tanygroes

Welcome to Osteopathy at The Ark, Haverfordwest, Cardigan Natural Healing Centre, and Tanygroes, Cardigan.

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***
UPDATED MONDAY 18th MAY 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

I am currently still closed as a result of COVID-19

Presently I’m still not sure exactly when I’ll be opening but I thought I would update thus far.

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).

Initially I will be returning to work only at home in Tanygroes. This is because I can better employ infection control and fully ventilate the new treatment room here. There is a designated entrance, and vinyl floor which can easily be disinfected.
For those who haven’t been here before it is only 10 minutes north of Cardigan and 0.2 miles up a lane just off the main coast road (A487). There is lots of parking here.

New process:
I will call you 24 hours before your appointment to find out how you are, ask some screening questions and get as much information as I can to limit the amount of face to face talking we need to do during the appointment (you can imagine how tough I’m going to find this aspect!).

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 wipe down all surfaces between patients.

When you come in there will be a basket to put your phone, wallet/purse and keys in. if you could come in with as few items as possible please, it will make the cleaning easier. I will ask you to wash your hands and put a mask on. You can bring your own mask or face covering or you can purchase a disposable one from me for 1.

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 plastic cover on the couch and pillows which can be wiped clean. I will try to keep undressing to a bare (!) minimum. Please could I ask that you bring your own towel and pillowcase with you to use during treatment.

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 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 16 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 seven postgraduate modules with the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy including ones in Paediatric Osteopathy.

I am now working as an osteopath in Haverfordwest as well as in Tanygroes and 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.