The Chief Allied Health Officer, Adjunct Associate Professor Donna Markham, from the Department of Health & Human Services (Victoria) has released this message for all allied health professionals (including chiropractors) affected by the Stage 4 Restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne.
In part the message states:
“Routine services are not permitted.
Care must only be provided if the absence of, or delay of this care, would result in a significant change/deterioration in the patient/client’s functional independence necessitating escalation of care – as described above. These directives are about protecting the public and protecting health workers. Practitioners must critically consider if the service is essential for the patient/client in the next 6-week period. This is about saving lives.
Please note you do not require a medical referral to provide care.”
Whole body chiro is open to the public for cases that are congruent with the above statement.