Virtual Online Appointments
If you think ‘physiotherapy’, you generally picture hands-on treatment; manual therapy, massage and acupuncture.
However, in reality this is only a small portion of what we do. Education about your condition, identifying contributing factors from your lifestyle, as well as offering a structured and tailored exercise programme can be even more effective.
How does online physiotherapy work?
From the comfort of your own home you can access professional physiotherapy services via a video link.
Video calling has opened up opportunities for people suffering with pain and disability to get their own virtual physiotherapist without the need for face to face contact.
What does virtual physiotherapy involve?
You will be sent a link to join a video call (Zoom/Skype). If you are an existing patient, the format is the same as face to face sessions. If you are a new patient you will be assessed using a range of questions designed to understand why you are in pain and what can be done to improve things. You’ll be asked to perform a range of movements and observed via video link performing a range of tasks and activities. From your assessment, we can usually get a good idea of what the problem is and formulate a treatment plan to address your problems.
What Physiotherapy treatments can we offer online?
One of the most effective forms of treatment that is consistently backed up in the literature is exercise therapy. We can advise you on the best exercises to perform for your condition and those to avoid.
We tailor and exercise plan using video links which make them easy to follow and progress to the next level. You will be supported with the right solution for your condition.
If you require pain relief, we can advise you on a range of pain relieving techniques that can work alongside any medication you may be taking; these may include soft tissue self release, self joint mobilisation, pain relieving gels and pacing your activities.
You may need support for your joints and muscles. I can teach you a range of effective taping techniques via video and advise you on the best joint support to help ease your symptoms.