15 July, 2021
Lockdown 5.0 COVID-19 Restrictions
Can I see my Chiropractor during lockdown 5.0?
Yes. You can but only for if required. For 'tune up' appointments, these need to be rescheduled until after lockdown.
Appointments will remain spaced out to reduce crossover of patients in the clinic. We are also maintaining our strict infection control measures.
What is deemed 'required' chiropractic?
Under lockdown 5.0 restrictions, you are only permitted to have hands on treatment if the absence or delay of treatment would result in a significant deterioration or change in your functional independence. This change would be great enough that you'd seek care from your GP, hospital or another service.
You may see your Chiropractor to:
- If your physical or mental health is significantly deteriorating or likely to
- Avoid specialist or GP review
- Avoid increase prescription medication
- Avoid increase in anticipated recovery or increase in frequency of treatments
- Avoid hospital admission or emergency department presentation
If you are unsure if you require chiropractic, please reach out to your chiropractor:
- Cassie's email Cassie@bodybraincentre.com.au
- Anthony's email: Anthony@bodybraincentre.com.au
- Tonilee's email: Tonilee@bodybraincentre.com.au
- Kristen's email: Kristen@bodybraincentre.com.au
I've already have an appointment booked in, what happens now?
Our Chiropractors are going through their appointment diaries to see who is eligible for chiropractic care under the current restrictions. If eligible, our Chiropractors will be contacting you shortly to confirm your appointment. Your appointment time may change to accomodate the latest restrictions.
Those ineligible will be rescheduled until after lockdown. We'll be in contact with you in the next few days to reschedule. If your pain or injury changes prior to your appointment, and you do require care, please contact us and we can help you book in if appropriate.
How do I make a Chiropractic appointment during lockdown restrictions?
We have disabled online bookings during this time. Instead please contact our reception directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be closely monitoring our emails. We'll help assess your eligibility and book your appointment if required.
Online bookings are available for after lockdowns for all maintenance or routine care.
Can I keep my Acupuncture appointment during Lockdown Restrictions?
Maybe. As essential workers, you can come in for Acupuncture during restrictions if it's to avoid significant deterioration of your condition.
You can contact Dr Chee directly on Chee@bodybraincentre.com.au to assess your eligibility for appointments. Dr Chee and our team will be in contact with everyone shortly to either move their appointment to after lockdown or advice that they are eligible for care during lockdown.
Help I'm out of my herbs, what can I do?
If you don't fit these criteria and you require an update in your herbs, please email Dr Chee directly on email@example.com. You'll be sent an invoice to pay for your herbs and once you've paid that via electronic funds transfer, your herb order will be placed. It'll be delivered directly to your door.
If you require a session to determine the best herbal prescription, then this can be performed via secure, online telehealth.
Can I get a Massage during Lockdown?
No. You cannot get a massage during stage 4 restrictions.
If you are in severe pain, you can see one of our Chiropractors. Our chiropractors use massage, taping, stretches and rehab as part of their treatments as well as chiropractic specific techniques. Chiropractors are only available for emergency cases.
Can I see my Naturopathy during COVID-19 lockdown?
Yes - you can have an online consultation with your naturopath, but you cannot see your Naturopath in person. Your telehealth consultation will still involve the same high level of professionalism, but from the convenience of your home. If you require herbs or supplements, Alex will send them directly to your home.
Find out more about what assessments and treatment options are available for online naturopathy consultations.
Can I keep my Dietetic appointment during COVID-19 lockdown?
Yes. You can for an online dietetic consultation, or if necessary, for face to face consultations in our Moonee Ponds clinic. The same expert advice is given whether via secure video consultations or in person.
Want to know more about what your dietitian will do on an online consultation? Find your answers here.
Who is eligible for face to face dietetic consultations?
Where possible, it's asked that dietetic appointments be performed via telehealth. If you require face to face communication or a hands on assessment, then you'll be able to come in for an appointment. These can be booked by emailing reception on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telehealth consultations can continue to be booked online via our virtual clinic.
Can I see my Counsellor during COVID-19 lockdown?
Yes. You can see your Counsellor for telehealth sessions only. All face to face counselling consultations have been suspended until restrictions ease.
Unfortunately, biofeedback sessions are not available during this time, however Chantelle can continue to advise you throughout this time using different techniques.
Learn more about what can be achieved with online counselling sessions.
What happens to my Hypnotherapy sessions during lockdowns?
All Clinical Hypnotherapy sessions will be converted to telehealth appointments at the same time.
New telehealth Clinical Hypnotherapy sessions can be booked online via our Virtual Clinic.
Can I continue Neurofeedback during COVID-19 restrictions?
Sort of. You cannot come into the clinic for neurofeedback sessions, however, we can set you up with the equipment and train you to perform neurofeedback at home. This is still professionally monitored and the settings adjusted remotely. We also will regularly check in how you are feeling.
If you are interested, please contact Cassie directly on Cassie@bodybraincentre.com.au.
During this time, we ask for your patience as we will not have the same capabilities for reception hours. We will be checking emails regularly, but have limited access to phones and fax.
Telehealth appointments can be booked online through our Virtual Clinic.
All face to face consultations must be booked directly through reception to determine your eligibility. Please contact us on email@example.com.