Telehealth Video Consultations
If you are unwell, been told to self-isolate or choosing to self-distance we can continue your care via telehealth video consultations – which is a fancy way of saying online consultations!
A virtual consultation with your treating physiotherapist can be just as beneficial as a face to face. We can offer education, advice, instructions on how to ‘self-treat’ as well as exercise sessions and home exercise programs, to keep you on track.
Below, we’ve answered our patients frequently asked questions to help provide more information about how telehealth video consultations work.
Yes. Our physiotherapists assess your presenting concern via two main types of assessment. One involves asking you questions relevant to diagnosing the cause of your issue, the other is a physical examination which may involve watching how you perform certain movements or tasks. Both techniques can be done via telehealth – much of the information we gain from asking you questions gives us a very good understanding of what is contributing to your issue. From there, we can formulate your diagnosis and treatment plan.
Much of what physiotherapists provide in the way of treatment is advice and education, as well as a targeted rehabilitation/management program. This converts very well to an online setting. Hands-on or manual treatment with your physio is obviously not available, however there are many ways your therapist can teach you to self-treat to help provide symptom relief, as we always do during our face to face consultations.
Yes. We use a video conferencing feature through our online booking system, Cliniko to provide virtual consultations. It is an encrypted, secure platform. The best thing is, it’s super easy to use. Once we book your appointment, you will receive an email that contains an access link. At the time of your appointment, simply click the link and it will take you directly to your telehealth video consultation.
- From the 14th of April 2020, private health funds will offer rebates for telehealth services. To read more and see if you are eligible, please click here – as rebates depend on what you are personally covered for, please always check your individual eligibility with your private health fund directly.
- Medicare rebates are now available for clients who hold a current Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan which approves them for physiotherapy consultations. For more information about how EPC plans work in our practice, please contact our reception team.
A consultation with your Physiotherapist will include a thorough assessment of you to identify and diagnose the underlying cause of your injury. We will then provide you with the treatment and management solutions you need to achieve your goals as quickly as possible.
What’s the difference between a Physiotherapist and a Specialist Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist?
A general Physiotherapist practitioner will hold a Bachelor, Master’s or Doctorate degree in Physiotherapy.
A Specialist Women’s Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist has achieved advanced specialised training and successfully completed clinical and oral examinations to be admitted as a fellow to the Australia College of Physiotherapists.
Both our directors, Libby Oldfield and Gen McGlashan, have achieved fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP) – both in 2010 – and are therefore recognised as Specialist Physiotherapists.
There are only 9 Specialist Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists in Australia.
A Clinical Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Specialist Physiotherapist is skilled at assessing difficult and complex Physiotherapy problems, particularly those that have not responded to previous treatment. Our Specialist Women’s Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists, Gen McGlashan and Libby Oldfield, work with other physiotherapy practitioners both at Fitwise and other practices to help you get the optimal results from your management and treatment.