We are happy to say our doors are open for ‘hands-on’ sessions

{Terms of Eligibility apply – See Below}

To all our valued patients;

We hope you and your families have all stayed safe and well and that like ourselves you have taken every opportunity to make the most of these times.

Rest assured we are taking many additional steps to ensure our practice remains a clean and safe space.


Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission at White Tree Chiropractic

It is important that you are aware there is still a risk of transmission of the virus as no-one can guarantee a completely zero risk environment, however the risk posed by this virus is extremely low to most people.

In accordance with up-to-date Government and NHS guidance, White Tree Chiropractic is taking extra precautions: rigorous hand washing before and after each patient, using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect you, all our families and our team members. We also provide hand sanitizer and exercise rigorous cleaning and sanitizing procedures.

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these 3 symptoms so if you do, please do let us know so we can discuss your need to self-isolate and refrain from visiting the practice at this time and advise that you use the 111 online coronavirus service (or call 111), where you will be asked about your symptoms and advised what to do:

New continuous cough (this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough it may be worse than usual)) or a

High temperature (this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back) or

Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste (this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal) 



  • All new and returning patients contacting us for an appointment are triaged by a member of our team over the telephone to establish their status (asymptomatic/symptomatic/self-isolating/living with someone symptomatic or self-isolating/have been in contact with anyone symptomatic).
  • Only people in the asymptomatic category can attend the practice.
  • A second triage is conducted at the practice by a team member, including a non-touch infra-red temperature check.
  • A strict cleaning, sanitation and infection control protocol is adhered to.
  • Hand sanitiser is available in every room.
  • All team members at White Tree follow government social distancing guidance where possible. Due to our practice layout, at this time Gary will be working without Janice or Pamela (our wonderful chiropractic assistants), instead operating a 1 in and 1 out approach to allow everyone to remain apart from each other, rather than potentially sitting too close in the reception area.
  • Gary will also be wearing a mask and gloves whilst adopting strict cleaning of all contacted surfaces and hand washing before and after every session, and allowance of time for aerosol particles to settle between each visitor to the practice.


In addition to those with COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolating, living with someone with symptoms/self-isolating, or have been in contact with anyone with or suspected to have COVID-19, we are currently advising patients from the ‘vulnerable’ and ‘extremely vulnerable’ ‘at risk’ groups defined below to not attend at this stage however we will accept appointments for patients deemed at ‘moderate risk‘ on a case by case basis:

If you have a long-term health condition/underlying medical conditions as listed below:

1) Pregnant

2) Over 70

3) Have a long-term health condition/ Underlying Medical Conditions as listed below:

  • Chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis.
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure.
  • Chronic kidney disease.
  • Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis.
  • Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, a learning disability or cerebral palsy.
  • Diabetes.
  • Problems with the spleen, such as sickle cell disease or removal of the spleen.
  • A weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy.
  • Being seriously overweight, (body mass index of 40 or above).

So, for those who deem themselves too vulnerable to attend, we are still here for you and can offer you Online Telehealth appointments in the comfort of your own home. These are encrypted online video calls via your phone/tablet/laptop/PC where you will have a 1 to 1 consultation, remote examination and be given home advice on prevention, pain relief, stretching/exercise and rehabilitation coaching, and various other ways that we can help and advise you remotely. 

All appointments (at White Tree as well as online Telehealth) are available to book by calling 0131 225 1177 or emailing me at gary@whitetreechiro.co.uk.  If you are a NEW PATIENT then your first appointment ie the consultation will be online. This allows us to establish your status (asymptomatic/symptomatic/self-isolating/living with someone symptomatic or self-isolating/have been in contact with anyone symptomatic). Only asymptomatic people can attend the practice so once confirmed we can make an appointment for you over the phone.

On behalf of the team; Janice, Pamela and myself at White Tree Chiropractic I wish you and your family the very best of health in these challenging times.

Stay safe and… Eat well, Think Well, Sit Tall, Stand Tall, Keep Learning and Growing… get lots of fresh air and exercise…  and please keep in touch.

What Zone are you in... Fear, Learning or Growth ?

Gary Blackwood

Clinic Director

{The Government published a Statutory Instrument on 26th March 2020, no. 350 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)  Regulations 2020 confirming that it is lawful for a chiropractic practice to remain open and included within the definition of a reasonable excuse for travelling during the lockdown, a medical need to visit a chiropractor. It further defines those people who are classed as ‘vulnerable’.}



White Tree Chiropractic

2 Chester St, Edinburgh EH3 7RA

Call. 0131 225 1177

Email gary@whitetreechiro.co.uk


Opening Hours


10am 6.30pm /
8am - 12.30pm /
10am - 6.30pm /
9am - 12.30pm /
10am - 6pm /