How does an online consultation work?
In order to conduct an online consultation you will need to have an electronic device that supports one of the following platforms; WhatsApp, Zoom or Skype. It is also required that you have a reliable WiFi connection. Appropriate clothing should be worn, ideally you should be in an area with enough space to perform simple assessment movements and exercises and have close to hand any gym type equipment, weights, or resistance bands that you may have at home.
Once connected to your consultant you will be asked a series of questions relating to your issue, including a brief medical history, to better understand your situation. This will be followed by some a movement assessment to analyse how you are moving and further gauge the reason for your pain.
From the questioning and assessment, advice regarding management, onward referral or specific exercises can be given to help you manage and treat your injury successfully.
What is the benefit to me?
Online consultations provide quick, easy and convenient contact with a clinician to give immediate self management and guidance on how best to proceed in the event of a new injury. During the current COVID-19 Pandemic it also provides a safe means for you to receive physiotherapy care. An additional benefit is that it is a lower cost alternative to attending clinical appointments.