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How Telehealth works for Physio's

by Mr Sam Rice 31/03/2020

You may be used to seeing your physiotherapist in a face to face consult, however did you know that you can now see your physiotherapist from the comfort and safety of your own home?

While manual treatment - massage, joint manipulations, dry needling etc. may have you feeling better temporarily, we know that the real cure lies in receiving the right advice and self-management strategies. In fact, exercise prescription is by far the most evidence-backed approach for musculoskeletal pain.

Telehealth provides us with the perfect platform to share exercises online and to make sure you are completing those home exercises correctly. After all, they are home exercises and it is helpful to be able to watch you do your exercises with the home equipment you actually use.

It has been shown that our accuracy in diagnosing your condition is similar to what it is in the clinic. You may be surprised to hear this, but most of the information we need to diagnose your injury is in the the history you give to us. The tests we follow up with are just to help us decide which of a final few possible diagnoses is the reason you are in pain. With the right instructions, we can help you to show us most of those tests quite easily.

You might even find that on a digital platform it’s really easy to send your physio a message to let them know how you are going. Often physios who use telehealth are more than happy to help you with those mini check ins along the way, helping you to feel better, sooner.

So, find yourself a telehealth physio today to get you started on your road to recovery.

Regards, Sam Rice Your Health Physio