Online Video Consultations
Telehealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via electronic communication. Telehealth helps to overcome barriers to face-to-face consultations, such as problems with scheduling, adverse weather, travel and the need for physical distancing. Physiotherapy can be delivered safely and effectively via Telehealth using Online Video Consultations. Online Video Consultations are physiotherapy consultations where the physiotherapist assesses, diagnoses and treats your injury/issue remotely (from the clinic/office), while the client is in the comfort of his/her own home or workplace.
To arrange an Online Video Consultation, please phone the clinic on 02623360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is the delivery of health care, health education, and health information services using remote technologies. It involves the use of modern technology to remotely monitor and manage your health condition without you needing to visit a medical centre or hospital. Online Video Consultations are an example of Telehealth.
What are Online Video Consultations?
Online Video Consultations are physiotherapy consultations where the physiotherapist assesses, diagnoses and treats your injury/issue remotely while the client is in the comfort of his/her own home or workplace. Online Video Consultations are a form of Telehealth
Who will be my Online Physiotherapist?
Rena will be your Online Physiotherapist if you book in at Rena Buckley Chartered Physiotherapy Clinic
How do Online Video Consultations work?
Call or email the clinic if you would like an Online Physiotherapy consultation. Rena will arrange an appointment time with you. Prior to the appointment time, you will receive a form from Rena to fill out and return. At the appointment time she will call you using a video platform (Physitrack or Whats App). If you decide to use Physitrack she will have emailed you with a link to set this up. For the Video Consultation, both Rena and the client will be able to see each other. Rena will chat with you about your injury or issue and may ask some general questions. She may then ask you to perform some tasks or movement while she can see you on camera. She will then advise you on what your injury or issue is and how to best manage it. She will email you a plan of exercises for you to do at home.
What devices do I need for an Online Video Consultation?
You will need an internet connection and a computer or laptop or tablet or mobile phone with a camera.
Can I have a consultation over the phone?
You can have a consultation over the phone, but a consultation where you can see each other is better.
Are online video consultations as good as face-to-face consultations?
The research says that online video consultations are just as effective, if not more effective than face-to-face consultations.
How long is an online video consultation?
Approximately 40 minutes.
How much does an online video consultation cost?
How do I pay for online video consultation?
You can pay by Electronic Bank Transfer or by PayPal
What are the benefits of telehealth/online video consultations for clients?
Telehealth/online video consultations have many benefits for clients and society.
The benefits to clients include:
- Consultations occur in the safety and comfort of your own home/workplace
- Removal of barriers such as travel time, parking, and waiting rooms
- More cost-effective therapy in terms of travel, leaving work early or leaving children or family with a caregiver
- Not location dependent
- More flexibility for clients as they can schedule therapy at times that suit them
The benefits to society include:
- Employers benefit due to less worker absenteeism
- The client/community is more autonomous and informed
- Fulfilment of people’s expectations to be more digitally connected
- Decreased environmental footprint due to less travel