TeleHealth Physiotherapy Consultations – FAQs


 

What is TeleHealth Physiotherapy?

Telehealth physiotherapy is a video-based one-on-one consultation service provided by Strive Physiotherapy to patients who cannot attend the clinic.

 

 

 

Who is suitable for TeleHealth Physiotherapy?

This type of physiotherapy service is suitable for patients who:

  • are in remote locations, not near the clinic
  • have mobility issues
  • are undergoing self-isolation as a result of COVID 19.

 

What does a TeleHealth Physiotherapy consultation involve?

A TeleHealth physiotherapy consultation is ‘virtually’ the same as a clinic consultation.¬† Via video we will:

  • Assess muscle/joint/tissue restrictions; walking gait, functional movements; pain levels; swelling and bruising
  • Diagnose your injury/health condition based on the assessment and your case history
  • Treat your injury/health condition using a range of tools such as self-mobilisation/tissue release; home-based exercise; pain management/ swelling advice; showing you taping strategies to offload painful joints/tissue; education; and ordering and supplying essential & appropriate physiotherapy products for and to you to manage your injury/condition
  • Provide ongoing follow-up management and care of your injury/condition to keep you moving well.

 

Do I have to be an existing patient to book a TeleHealth Physiotherapy consultation?

No. We offer telehealth physiotherapy consultations to both new and existing patients.

 

How do I book a TeleHealth Physiotherapy consultation?

You can book by phoning reception on (02) 4454 4588 or book online and select ‘TeleHealth’ consultation.

 

Do I need special equipment for a TeleHealth consultation?

You will need:

  • Computer/iphone/ipad
  • Access to the internet
  • Email or mobile phone number so we can send you the link to download the software and your unique access code.

 

What is the charge for a TeleHealth consultation?

Initial TeleHealth physiotherapy consultations are $60 for 30 minutes. Follow-up TeleHealth consultations are $30 for 15 minutes.

 

Can I claim TeleHealth Physiotherapy through Medicare or Private Health Insurance?

Not yet but the Australian Government is currently establishing a rebate for telehealth physiotherapy.  We will update this page, and our Facebook page, when this becomes available.

 

TeleHealth Physiotherapy is a viable, well established and evidence-based way to keep you moving well!

For further information and/or to book an appointment call us on 4454 4588 or book online.

 

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