Welcome to Alchemy
In the light of the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday 4 January 2021 regarding the national lockdown, we confirm that Chiropractic Care is deemed an essential service, therefore the clinic remains open.
Our opening times are :-
Monday 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Friday. 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
For anyone with an upcoming appointment-
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a further lockdown, I have consulted the British Chiropractic Association, who have confirmed that under the new government guidelines CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS DEEMED ESSENTIAL CARE.
We would like to reassure you that Alchemy will remain open as normal during the lockdown period. Travel to the practice is permitted under the new regulations, we can provide you with a letter confirming your appointment that you can show if asked while travelling to your appointment.
We have always maintained high standards to prevent cross infection and continue to do so, particularly in light of present “COVID-19 Pandemic”, to keep our patients and team safe. Therefore as you enter the clinic, there is sanitising gel on tap, we ask you to use the gel on arrival and departure from the clinic; a clear screen has been installed over the front reception desk; we have kept seating to a minimum in the reception area in order to reduce footfall and maintain physical distance; the door handles, counter surfaces, treatment couches, etc. are all sanitised after every patient; the treatment times have been extended for all to give us time to sanitise the couches and ventilate the room after each patient.
In response to Government guidelines, I am ever mindful of keeping all visitors to the clinic as safe as we possibly can. We our doing our utmost to protect our patients and staff, with this in mind, upon your arrival to the clinic my reception team will take your temperature with a non contact infrared thermometer. Please don’t be alarmed or offended that we are merely doing this as an informative and protective measure.
We have also registered with the NHS as part of their track and trace endeavours. This works by you, downloading the NHS COVID-19 app, which has been launched to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We have been given a code which you can scan upon arrival to the clinic.
Prior to your appointment and before arriving to the clinic you will receive by email a Covid Risk assessment form which we ask you to complete. This has to be done before each appointment. I fully appreciate that this is time consuming, but we hope you understand that it is another responsible measure we need to take.
None of the above is meant to cause concern, we are merely delivering our duty of care to you and offering reassurance that Alchemy is a safe environment for all our patients, as it has always been.
We respectfully ask you to attend your appointment on time in order that we can adhere to the government guidelines of physical distancing and help the clinic run on time. We suggest you wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing, leaving coats and bags in your car. We do also have face shields for sale which you may find comfortable and safe.
Chiropractic care is important for your overall health and well-being, and I would encourage you all to keep your Chiropractic appointments and regular check ups.
“You are the most important visitor to Alchemy.
You are not dependent on us. We are dependent on you.
You are not an interruption to our work. You are the purpose of it.
You are not an outsider to our clinic. You are part of it.
We are not doing you a favour by serving you.
You are doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so.”
Adapted from quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Alchemy Health Clinic was founded in 1982, by Dr Nashir Karmali DC, as a Chiropractic clinic and here at Alchemy we tailor treatment for each individual and provide special care for the newborn and to those in their senior years!
Our youngest patient has been only a few days old and our oldest 104 years young!!
We will do everything we possibly can to offer you the best service and treatments possible
Alchemy, in its broadest definition, means transformation and purification: as is the refinement of gold from ore; similarly it is the refinement of health from ill health.
I believe that within each of us is a state of pure health. Our ability to rediscover, maintain and develop our optimum HEALTH, remains a challenge, both for the individual and the practitioner, at the time of illness as well as when one is feeling well!
Come, let us now walk and share this journey together.....