Research has shown that having health problems such as high blood pressure, back pain and diabetes can increase your risk of a fatal experience with COVID-19. To tackle this Bodymotions is offering TelePhysiotherapy, (Telehysio)!
WHAT IS TELEPHYSIO?
Telephysio, is a no contact online platform which utilises video call services such as Zoom as a medium to conduct Physiotherapy consultations. The presence of high-speed connections and web cameras mean that the ability to perform thorough assessments and treatments remotely, is extremely viable and highly effective. Our therapists will carry out a subjective assessment and an assessment of your movements during your consultation. They will also go through your exercise program with you, in order to help with your condition and ensure that the rehabilitative exercises are done correctly.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF TELEPHYSIO?
There are several advantages to this type of appointment. Most notably the opportunity to receive treatment within your own social or vocational environment which can assist with great recovery outcomes. This method of rehabilitation also comes in handy when a client is physically unable to leave their environment (due to physical restrictions or presently due to quarantine). Appointments can be made more easily, with clients and practitioners not having to account for mobility challenges, location or travel time. Overall, TelePhysio meets the same standards of practice as an in-person appointment and studies have shown TelePhysio to be an effective medium for patient treatment.
WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF TELEPHYSIO?
The major disadvantage of Telephysio is that no active hands-on treatments can be carried out by our practitioners, due to the remote nature of the service. Nonetheless, we can still gather important information about your concerns. This information will help us to educate you on the best way to manage your symptoms. We will also teach you self treatment techniques you can start using independently. We can still be thorough in these consultations however, the assessment and education process may be slightly slower than what we can do in clinic.
HOW DO I GET A TELEPHYSIO APPOINTMENT?
You can book an appointment with us either by using our online ‘Make an appointment’ tab, giving us a call or sending us an email, stating that you want a Telephysio appointment.
WHAT WILL I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN A TELEPHYSIO CONSULTATION?
You will need a computer or phone with internet access, a forward camera and a microphone which is usually already inbuilt into your device. You can utilize Whatsapp Video call or alternatively, you can download a free to use video calling application called zoom and use your email address to make an account. Once your appointment has been confirmed, you will be given instructions by your physiotherapist on how to join your private telephysio consultation. Please wear loose-fitting clothes, shorts for the lower extremities, tank top for the upper extremities.
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