Online Physiotherapy

How does online Physiotherapy work?

Firstly, we will send you a private link to join a video call. During our first video call we will run a  consultation session with you. During our first consultation session we will work with you to understand and assess your condition.

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 create a treatment plan which we will work through with you in the upcoming weeks or months to address your problems.

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Does online Physiotherapy work?

At S-Physiotherapy and like many other services things have had to move online with the current COVID situation to meet our client’s needs.

A lot of people will be thinking is online physiotherapy actually effective? Well, evidence based practice shows that the most important factors to effective physiotherapy care is receiving a diagnosis, understanding why you may be in pain, re-assurance from your physio and advise and education to help you self-manage your injury/condition/pain to keep you in control-And all of this can be done online. However, if you are required to have a face-to-face session we will inform you during your consultation appointment.

You can view some of my testimonials from my clients whom I treat online here.

What problems can you treat with Online Physiotherapy?

Virtual Physiotherapy has been shown to help with a wide range of conditions including most musculoskeletal problems. Some are listed below:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Dysfunction
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Sprained Ankle
What if I need a home visit, will it be safe?

As a healthcare professional dealing with viruses and bacteria is something that Physiotherapists have been trained in. All staff at S Physiotherapy have also been through the following courses:  ‘Understanding Coronavirus Disease’, ‘Handwashing’, ‘Protective Equipment’, ‘Managing Infectious Diseases’.

To minimise risk of infection to your or any members of your family we will conduct the following:

  • Handwashing after every client contact, we always wash our hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water – we are firm believers in good hand hygiene and all our staff have been trained in effective handwashing techniques. If you do not see your physiotherapist wash their hands between client contacts, please feel free to ask us to wash them again.
  • Sanitising after every client contact, we always wipe down all of our equipment with sanitising products. Please feel free to ask us to wipe down equipment again, if needed.
  • Alcohol Gel will be available for use by staff and clients at frequent touch points – e.g when making a payment.
  • Garden Sessions will be conducted with the client where possible with a 1-2 metre distance.

We will message you the day before and the day or your session to ensure that you have no symptoms of a fever, cough or feeling unwell. If you do feel unwell it is important to let us know as soon as you can.

What we may require you to provide to ensure that the risk of infection is minimised is listed below. This will be made clear before your session.

  • Towels must be provided by the client to minimise risk of infection.
  • Minimal attendance at the session with only the client and physiotherapist being in close proximity. All other members of the household must not be in the same area of treatment.