Help your self at home

 

Following the latest government directive, Sundial is now closed.

Free online consultations

We are offering free online video or phone consultations for everyone. Although we haven’t worked out a way to treat you over the wires we can help with current problems and make a tentative diagnosis for new ones. Often simple advice and exercises can make a big difference. It may mean that you don’t need to go to the GP or A and E at this time. It’s also good to have the reassurance that something else is not going on. Call the clinic to book this free video or phone consultation.

These online consultations are also available for people who haven’t been to us before.

 

Help yourself at home

We also have a range of other self-help advice on our website, including:

Simple posture exercises from the British Chiropractic Association
How to manage an acute injury yourself

Stay healthy.

Matthew and Ben

Our initial response on 15th March 2020

Despite all the news about Coronavirus, life continues as usual along with its aches and pains. We wanted to let you know what we are doing here at Sundial to keep you safe when you come in to see us.

Following advice for clinics from Public Health England, we are regularly disinfecting surfaces throughout the clinic. This includes chair arms, doors, handrails and, of course, the benches. Reusable towels have been removed from the loos and extra supplies of paper towels are in place. Hand sanitisers are easily available for your use whilst you are here. All staff are washing and disinfecting hands thoroughly throughout the day. We are also advising anyone who is ill not to attend for their appointment.

These measures will minimise the risk of passing on an infection. By taking a few sensible precautions and working together we can reduce the effects of the infection, reduce the disruption to daily life and ensure that everyone who needs to see us is safe.

Matthew and Ben

Updates:

Monday 16th March 2020:
Magazines have been removed from reception as a possible sourse of cross-contamination. Codes have been provided for access to our wifi instead.
Tuesday  17th March 2020:
New guidance last night from Public Health England advises people over 70 or with underlying health conditions to avoid un-necessary contact. If you fall into these categories then do not attend for routine check ups. If, however, you have significant pain and would like treatment then we will do everything we can to minimise the risk of infection.
To view the full guidance click here

What to do if you have symptoms of Coronavirus

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – A high temperature (fever) is generally considered to be 38C or over
  • a new continuous cough

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.  If a member of your family has signs of Coronavirus then you should all stay home for 14 days.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital or come in to Sundial.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Source: UK Government

Further information

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

How to take someone’s temperature

Sundial team update first aid and CPR training

Although people come to us with back pain and other joint and muscle problems, slips, falls and illness can happen at any time. Here at Sundial, we make sure our first aid skills are regularly updated. The advances in CPR, for instance, mean that survival rates from a heart attack have leapt from 6% to 74% in the last 20 years. We hope we never need these skills but it good to have them just in case.

This course, put on by the Royal College of Chiropractors, had chiropractors from all over the South East converging on Brighton. We rarely encounter an emergency but we must know how to deal with one should the worst happen. We learned that simple interventions that anyone can learn make a big difference to recovery and survival.
A choking baby, diabetic hypoglycaemia and even a heart attack can all happen and it is reassuring to know that we can help with these situations.

 

This course, put on by the Royal College of Chiropractors, had chiropractors from all over the South East converging on Brighton. We rarely encounter an emergency but we must know how to deal with one should the worst happen. We learned that simple interventions that anyone can learn make a big difference to recovery and survival.
A choking baby, diabetic hypoglycaemia and even a heart attack can all happen and it is reassuring to know that we can help with these situations.

The day was full of acronyms to help remember what to do. DR ABC and FAST are crucial to know.

D – Danger – check the area for danger to first aiders
R – Response – does the person respond or are they unconscious
A – Airways – are they clear
B – Breathing – are they breathing normally
C – Circulation – stop any bleeding

Signs of stroke might be:
F – Face – droopy when asked to smile
A – Arm – any weakness
S – Speech – can they speak normally
T – Time – any of the above, call 999 immediately

These skills save lives. It is good to know that we can be the difference between life and death.