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Body Works is an integrated Physiotherapy and Pilates clinic based in the Knighton district of Leicester.

Our aim is to provide a high quality and friendly Physiotherapy and Pilates service. We specialise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

We have a team of experienced Chartered Physiotherapists offering a professional and effective sports injury, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rehabilitation service. Our comprehensive Pilates service provides both mat-based classes and personalised programmes in our fully equipped studio. Our Pilates practitioners are also all Chartered Physiotherapists.

For your convenience we now have an online booking service. Please click on the “online booking” link on the top of the page to book your physiotherapy or Pilates appointment with us now.

Our aim is to provide a high quality and friendly Physiotherapy and Pilates service. We specialise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

We have a team of experienced Chartered Physiotherapists offering a professional and effective sports injury, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rehabilitation service. Our comprehensive Pilates service provides both mat-based classes and personalised programmes in our fully equipped studio. Our Pilates practitioners are also all Chartered Physiotherapists.

For your convenience we now have an online booking service. Please click on the “online booking” link on the top of the page to book your physiotherapy or Pilates appointment with us now.


Return of “Face-to-Face” Physiotherapy

Body Works are changing how we work, to allow for the safe return of some face-to-face physiotherapy. These changes comply with new government and regulatory body guidelines.

Whilst continuing with online services, we are now allowed to offer face-to-face physiotherapy appointments if:

Following an initial online consultation, the physio believes that face-to-face contact may be required to carry out specific tests and/or treatments that could not be carried out via video link.

NB. Initial assessments will still be carried out online because they can be completed effectively in this way, without exposing clients or clinicians to unnecessary risk of Coronavirus infection.

A risk assessment would then be carried out before proceeding.

A risk assessment is required to establish if the potential benefits of a face-to-face consultation are greater than the risks it might carry. It would be done at the time of your online/telephone consultation. No-one will be offered face-to-face treatment without a risk assessment.

The risk assessment considers whether:

- the client/clinician are at an increased risk of developing complications of COVID-19.

- the client/clinician have knowingly been in contact with anyone with COVID-19.

- the client/clinician are at an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19.

- the client/clinician are showing any signs or symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.

Both the client and clinician must verbally consent to face-to-face treatment, because it requires physical contact within the 2 metre social distancing guidelines and entry into a new environment.

Despite the clinic making many changes to the way we work, to improve safety of the environment for both staff and clients (see below) there are inherent risks, as COVID-19 is spread by direct contact and through airborne exposure.

We have made the following changes at our clinic to decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  • Altered the shifts our clinicians’ work in order to reduce the number of clinicians and patients coming into the building.
  • Changed appointment times so they’re staggered, to reduce the chance of more than one person passing through the waiting room at any time.
  • Created gaps in clinicians’ diaries, to allow time to thoroughly sanitise treatment areas between each client.
  • Wearing single use aprons, masks and gloves (if appropriate) for the parts of the treatment which compromise current social distancing guidelines.
  • Created the facility for clients to pay online to minimise the time spent in communal areas within the clinic and reduce the need to handle card machines or money.
  • Suspended our 24 hour cancellation policy for patients needing to cancel due to COVID-19 symptoms or having been in contact with someone displaying symptoms of the virus.
  • Sanitising the reception, toilet areas and all door handles regularly.
  • Making disposable hand towels available in bathrooms and treatment areas for hand drying.
  • Where practical we will have the windows open in the clinical and reception areas to improve ventilation.

 

We are asking clients to:

  • Only come into the clinic if you do not have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 infection (raised temperature, recent persistent cough, recent loss of your sense of smell/taste).
  • Avoid the clinic if you’ve been in contact with anyone, in the previous 14 days, with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection.
  • Wash your hands on entering and exiting the clinic (there are basins in all treatment rooms, as well as in the two bathrooms).
  • Provide your own face mask (or buy one from the clinic) to use when treatment compromises the 2 metre distancing guidelines.
  • Fill out any screening forms online prior to coming into the clinic – to eliminate the need for use of paper/pens and writing boards within the clinic.
  • Turn up for your appointment at the allocated time. Do not arrive early. This will allow you to come straight into the treatment room instead of waiting in the reception area.
  • Restrict the items you bring into the clinic. We request that you avoid bringing any unnecessary items into the clinic (eg. bags, coats).
  • Where possible, come into the clinic by yourself. We appreciate that some of our clients do require assistance to get to the clinic and we welcome you. Also, we emphasise that clients under the age of 18 do still require a guardian to be present throughout their appointments.
  • Please pay for your treatment (before your session) by bank transfer or via our online portal. But if you are not comfortable with this our usual payment methods are still available.