Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

The anterior cruciate ligament originates at the medial wall of the lateral femoral condyle and inserts into the middle of the intercondylar area. Together with the Posterior cruciate ligament constitute a significant structure for the stabilization and kinematics of the knee joint. They provide firstly stability during flexion/extension of the knee but as well during […]

Shoulder pain and MRI findings. How do they correlate?

Nowadays we are getting more and more evidence that there is a poor correlation between imaging and pain, therefore is a strong message to use a biopsychosocial model when assessing a pain condition. This is true above all talking about chronic pain. This means that a detected “abnormality” in the Instrumental imaging(MRI, CT-scan, ultrasound scan […]

The role of autonomic system in Fibromyalgia

The researches of the last years have shown that patients with fibromyalgia have often dysfunction of the stress response system and is emerging that could be important in the pathogenesis of the syndrome. The Autonomic nervous system(ANS) maintains all the involuntary functions such as  heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, pupillary response, urination, sexual arousal etc. […]

2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy

All around there is still a lot of confusion regarding this topic, the physical activity during Pregnancy is still seen as something of harmful. What is the reality? Physical activity during Pregnancy, should be considered a front-line therapy for reducing the risk of pregnancy complications, and enhancing maternal physical and mental health. Eradicate some myths […]

The importance of a good sleep in relationship with the pain

It is estimated that several chronic pain conditions are related with poor sleep. Epidemiological studies indicate that poor sleep quality is a risk factor for the development of chronic widespread pain among an otherwise healthy population, further supporting the hypothesis that sleep dysfunction is a pathogenic stimulus of fibromyalgia. Sleep quality is a prognostic factor […]

Autonomic Nervous System

The autonomic nervous system has 2 branches: the sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is considered as “fight or flight” system, while the parasympathetic nervous system is considered as “rest and digest” or “feed and breed” system. In many cases, both of these systems have “opposite” actions where one system […]

COVID-19 NOTICE

 

5 STAR CLINIC LTD has put in place several measures to assess and manage the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
Be aware that is not possible to completely eliminate this risk and that a face to face consultation will increase
the likelihood of you contracting COVID-19.

Full information here: 5 STAR CLINIC LTD COVID-19 POLICY

 

BEFORE BOOKING A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT:

We are following the CSP chart “Virtual first”, therefore you will be required to have
a Video Consultation at first(15min FREE), where a Triage questionnaire will be also administered.

At the end of the Video Consultation, we will decide if is deemed necessary
a FACE to FACE appointment or if we need to proceed with a virtual consultation.

CLICK: REMOTE OR FACE TO FACE CONSULTATIONS GUIDANCE

 

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    Please DO NOT ATTEND:

    1. If you have you been in close contact (<1m for at least 15 minutes without any protection) with a confirmed case of COVD-19
    2. If are you in the list of clinically extremely vulnerable people, click here: VULNERABLE GROUP
    3. If either you or one of your household has been ill in the last two weeks
    4. If you are suffering from any of the below:
      • Shortness of breath.
      • New persistent cough.
      • Fever over 38 degrees C.
      • Change or loss of taste/smell.

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      SUMMARY OF MEASURE IN PLACE TO REDUCED THE RISK OF COVID-19 TRANSMISSION:

    • We follow hand and hygiene practices throughout the meeting.
    • We provide hand sanitizing facilities and a surgical mask (Type IIR)
    • We minimise contact time closer than 2 metres and for less than 15 minutes
    • We keep at least 15min gap between patient for environment decontamination
    • We provide adequate air changes (average of 15min/hour with 4 to 6 air changes)
    • We provide cleaning and decontamination of equipment, surface and areas
      between each patient
    • Throughout the clinic are placed relevant posters to raise awareness and help in
      managing the risk of transmission
    • We follow safe removal and disposal of PPE in accordance with infection prevention
      and control during Covid-19 document
    • In the waiting area, a maximum of 2 people at a time at a distance>2m will be allowed.
      The patients know where to sit, as in the sitting area 2 chairs are provided only.
    • We follow Respiratory and cough hygiene – ‘Catch it, bin it, kill it’. Disposable, single-use tissues
      should be used to cover the nose and mouth when sneezing, coughing or wiping and blowing the nose,
      used tissues should be disposed of promptly in the nearest waste bin tissues. To be followed from hand hygiene.
    • We are only using disposable or washable material (such as couch covers, paper tissue, couch/pillow etc.)
      The therapist will be wearing PPE in line with government guidelines (disposable gloves, plastic apron,
      surgical mask (Type IIR), eye protection or Visor will be used if at risk of droplets)

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      WHAT DO WE REQUIRE FROM YOU?

    • To arrive on time for your appointment.
    • To do not arrive before or late to avoid crowding in the waiting area.
    • On arrival will be taken a contactless temperature reading.
    • To wear a surgical type mask during the waiting and the treatment*.
      a mask will need to be purchased at the clinic if you do not bring one.
    • To wash or clean the hands with hand sanitizer on the arrival and before.
      leaving and whenever may be needed to reduce the risk of contamination.
    • Please try not to use the toilet if possible and DO NOT USE self-service area.
    • On each face to face consultation, you will be required to fill and sign a Triage questionnaire.
    • Maintain 2 metres separation where possible, for instance, during the subjective examination.
    • To avoid cash payments preferably using contactless payments as much as possible), or online transfers.
    • To come alone unless strictly necessary to be accompanied. After entered the building, the companion will be allowed
      to enter only if strictly necessary (see below chaperone/translator).On the other hand, will be asked to leave and wait in the car.
    • In the case of chaperone/ translator is required will be asked to stay 2m apart of all the time from everyone, also they will need
      to complete a pre-screening questionnaire.
    • Follow Respiratory and cough hygiene – ‘Catch it, bin it, kill it’. Disposable, single-use tissues should be used to cover the nose
      and mouth when sneezing, coughing or wiping and blowing the nose, used tissues should be disposed of promptly in the nearest
      waste bin tissues. To be followed from hand hygiene.
    • Confirm contact details for the patient and each person accompanying the patient and inform them that these details may be used
      for contact tracing if required.
    • If possible, an electronic signature will be used on all of the document, if not a signature with a clean pen, after the hands have
      been sanitized

 

* Patient use of face masks

In clinical areas, common waiting areas or during face to face treatments patients is required to wear a surgical face mask.
The aim of this is to minimise the dispersal of respiratory secretions and reduce environmental contamination.
A surgical face mask should not be worn by patients if there is potential for their clinical care to be compromised (such as when receiving oxygen therapy).

 

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For more detailed information Covid-19 policy click HERE.