Answers to your questions

There were several questions asked many times at the COPA exhibition last week so we thought we would share them with you:

Is the Mint Folder suitable for other professions?  Yes, whilst the current folder has been written with a focus on osteopathy much of the information applies to all practitioners in private practice.  Handling complaints, obtaining consent, infection control, health and safety, equality, staff support are necessary for all private practitioners.

There was interest from many professions including physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, occupational therapists and psychiatrists in the Mint Folder – we were surprised by how many professions were wanting help with compliance.

Where does the information come from? The compliance information has been drawn from the latest research, government documents and policies, and from the practice standards document.  References are included at the end of each section.  Deborah completed a Masters in Child Health studying safeguarding for her dissertation which formed the basis for that section.  She has also recently completed a nationally recognised qualification in health and safety to ensure that the health and safety advice was fully compliant with the law.

Are there any ongoing costs with purchasing the Mint Folder? The Folder is a complete package to assist you with clinical compliance.  There are no ongoing costs.  Updates will be issued periodically with major changes to standards and the law.  These will be available for purchase.

How often will there be updates? We anticipate updating the folder when the new Osteopathic Practice Standards are issued in 2017, this happens approximately every 5 years.  Updates will also be issued if there are major changes to national law which affect private practices.

Will you be writing a Mint Folder for any other professions? We will be looking into this over the next few weeks and will let you know our conclusions.

What is a Skwish for? The skwish models caused a lot of interest.  The Skwish model is for patient education to demonstrate biotensegrity and helping them to understand their condition.  We were very pleased to see that the lecture on biotensegrity was using a skwish as his demonstration model.

What is biotensegrity? To give a very brief definition – Biotensegrity is a new(ish) approach to understanding anatomy which views the body as a tensegrity structure in which bones do not directly pass load to each other because they do not actually directly touch each other.  Forces are passed through muscles and fascial structures.  More detail will be shared about biotensegrity later.

Can I get the Patient Information Leaflets personalised? No, the leaflets are very full of information so there is no space for personalisation.  The post-treatment folder has a space for you to add your business card so you can give a personalised leaflet package to your patients to take home with them.

Can I get samples of the leaflets? We do not provide samples of the leaflets as we believe you can get a good view of all the information on the product pictures.

Thanks for all your interest in the products, we were thrilled by the enthusiasm of practitioners.


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