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Daws Osteopathy clinics in Hamilton might be closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but that hasn't stopped the innovative company providing a valuable service.

Daws Osteopathy has adapted its service offering and is bringing it to clients online using video conferencing technology.

"Online consultations are a great alternative when a face-to-face consultation is not an option anymore and your Daws Osteo team are now set up and available to help you during this lockdown (and beyond)," an email from the Daws Osteopathy team said.

So how does Osteo online work?

"As usual, our consult starts with addressing your injury, any progress and/or general health concerns," the email said.

Injury assessments can be done through a video call.

"If an exercise or stretching plan is called for, we’ll put your plan together and send you a link to your plan. You can access this online or on a personalised app, with videos and descriptions to make sure you know how to do the exercises correctly."

Daws Osteopathy said this service would be offered as a free service for the first week and was only for existing patients initially, although it would look to expand that soon.

"We’re all in unusual times at present but we see this as an opportunity to adapt and improve our service to our valued patients and also, our GPs and emergency services are currently stretched to their limits so if we can reduce their load by looking after your injuries, then we’re doing our bit to help."

  • David Hallett is a co-founder and director of Hamilton software specialist Company-X.