What is an Online Physio Consult
Online Physiotherapy Consults are an alternative way to work with your physiotherapist from the comfort of your own home.
This delivery method provides you with the flexibility to see one of our health care professionals of your choice in the comfort of your own home, at your workplace or other convenient locations.
Our Clinics believe high quality allied health care should be available to all our community and with the sudden increase of people working from home and "Social distancing", this medium allows you to continue or start your treatment whilst maintaining your current routine. For “At Risk” patients, this allows us a safe method to assess and manage your injuries, in the comfort of your own home.
Our Telephysio consultations deliver the same exceptional level of care as our in-clinic service offerings, where our experienced team of physiotherapists, will develop a tailored treatment plan designed to get you moving towards your best quality of life. We are able to help you understand your injury, reduce pain, and create a plan to get you back to your normal activities.
As manual therapists we naturally would prefer to be able to look and feel the movement and tissue restrictions of a given condition, but we are confident that our extensive history taking and movement tests will still deliver an exceptional level of care from our experienced team of physiotherapists. Advice, education, home treatment options and active rehabilitation will all combine to help you achieve decreased pain and thus improved function.
What does an online physiotherapy consult look like?
By now you have no doubt been looking into the different ways you might manage your problem at home. Perhaps you’ve visited Dr Google, You Tube, or sick of taking tablets. Maybe you've received advice from a friend or just realise you really do need to seek out a professional? We understand some people are unsure if physio is right for them or whether we can help with what you're experiencing. Yet alone if an online consult can help.
Some of you have already taken up this service and for those of you who would like to but not sure how, call us and we will make these telehealth sessions as easy as possible for you.
If you have ever Face Timed your family or friends, it can be as simple as that.
How do you do them
Your individual New or Subsequent sessions are conducted using Face time or Zoom. Don’t worry if you don’t have a laptop you can set up your smartphone easily and quickly. It is preferable to be in a quiet place with enough space to move such as a spare bedroom and loose comfortable clothing. Shorts or tank tops will help us evaluate your movement patterns with knees and shoulders where possible.
To aid with our history taking we will ask you a number of health screening details which maybe during your consult or where possible emailed beforehand. This will help us to understand your specific issues and the suitability of this approach.
During our consult the Physiotherapist will look at or get you to describe the outcomes of specific movements relative to your condition. We will ascertain your goals, a working diagnosis and possible contributing factors. We will then provide self treatment options, exercises, advice and education.
Further consults are designed to support your recovery. As your treatment progresses there will be different techniques you can use, further advice, additional exercises or stretches and a progressive rehabilitation process. This controlled grading of movement and exercises can be done very effectively with physiotherapy as we monitor and look at your progress.
How can you help
We will do our absolute best to help you but you also need to take the time to look after yourself. Your home management and ability to manage your prescribed exercises will have an important effect on your condition. Recovery and rehabilitation is not a quick fix and can take time due to your age, length of symptoms, and the extent of degeneration or weakness.
Remember - a diet isnt one day, a fitness program is not one week.- achieving your goals is rarely achieved in one visit.
The health and well being of you and our team are our highest priority. If you would like to learn more, we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you. Please call us on 83462000 and 83422233 to speak with one of our friendly admin or physiotherapist. You are welcome to request an Online Session or interest in one by contacting us on our contact page. Just mention you are interested in the online session in the comments.