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In most cases, in-person care is the preferred option for both patients and practitioners alike. However, there are times when geographic challenges, mobility concerns, time constraints and fears related to COVID-19 make in-person care impractical or even impossible. For this reason, Physiomed is pleased to offer virtual care appointments.
What Is Virtual Care?
Virtual care is simply a remote appointment, conducted by a Physiomed Physiotherapist or other health professional, either over the telephone or though a secure video conferencing application using your computer (with webcam), tablet (e.g., iPad) or smart-phone (iPhone or Android).
Who Can Benefit From Virtual Care?
Virtual care is suitable for both new and existing patients. Depending on your need and condition, virtual care can include Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Dietitian, Naturopathic and Psychotherapy counselling services (available services varies by clinic). In effect, we can provide any service that is allowed by our registered practitioners’ respective Colleges or regulatory bodies.
What Happens During A Virtual Care Appointment?
While there are some obvious differences between a virtual care appointment and in-person treatment, virtual care appointments can be highly effective and extremely beneficial. During a virtual care appointment, your Physiotherapist can:
- review/assess your injury/condition and current symptoms
- provide a diagnosis and an initial, virtually based, program of care
- review exercises including monitoring your form and balance
- monitor your progress and update your treatment plan as needed
- provide on-going guidance & support until we can return to in-person care
Even without passive or hands-on treatments, there’s a lot that can be done to help ensure that your condition continues to improve. Of course, if your condition is acute or reaches emergency levels, your practitioner can also provide guidance on how best to meet those needs.
How Do I Get Started With Virtual Care?
To get started, simply use click on the “Book An Appointment” on the main image above, complete the booking form and submit your appointment request. After that, a representative from your chosen clinic will contact you to schedule your appointment. It’s that easy!
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
Here’s a quick summary of the some other frequently asked questions related to virtual care. If you don’t see your question listed here, please contact your preferred Physiomed clinic for details on their virtual care program.