TELEHEALTH EXPLAINED by Senior Physiotherapist Daniel Browne

TELEHEALTH

What is it and how can it help?

WHAT IS IT?
Telehealth is a means of healthcare delivery whereby the participant and the clinician are not physically in the same space. The consultation will be completed over the internet via a secure platform called Cliniko or alternatively via a phone call.

WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY?
As we are thrust into yet another lockdown, more than ever Telehealth is emerging as a necessary means of delivery for healthcare practice. Current research suggests the implementation of telehealth can provide cost effective, readily accessible care when face to face in person care is not a viable option.

HOW CAN IT HELP?
Through Telehealth, we can provide a detailed subjective examination with a therapist guided objective assessment. With this information we can then provide the patient with a diagnosis, goals, specific education and tailored exercise all without them needing to attend the clinic in person. In addition to this, we can still review any imaging online and liaise with other health care professionals involved in the care of the patient in a timely and efficient manner.

WHAT IF I STRUGGLE TO USE TECHNOLOGY AND I WOULD STILL LIKE TO SEE SOMEONE IN PERSON?

Currently (correct as of 1/6/2021), should you have a condition that will deteriorate without care resulting in either additional treatment or medication being necessitated, then you can still attend face to face consultations. If you are unsure if you meet this criteria, then please feel free to give us a call.

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