Being in the middle of a digital age, technology is pretty impressive and can allow several professions to go online, which we are finding particularly useful during these uncertain times.
Being in the middle of a digital age, technology is pretty impressive and can allow several professions to go online, which we are finding particularly useful during these uncertain times. With the ability to provide online physiotherapy, we can keep our business open and retain our commitment to existing clients who may be undergoing a specific course of treatment for an injury. By utilising video technology, we are also able to asses new patients allowing us to expand our reach and help even more people. Sceptics will say that online just isn’t the same, but we’re helping hundreds of people through the medium of the internet to rehabilitation!
Just like a regular physiotherapy in Newcastle appointment, our online consultation starts with our physiotherapist asking questions about the problems you are experiencing, when they started, and the type of pain you are dealing with. If possible, we will then visually examine the area to look for any external signs of damage. Of course, over the internet we cannot conduct a physical exam, however, using our years of experience we can provide an accurate diagnosis based on the answers to the questions and identifying patterns of the injury’s behaviour.
While we are unable to touch the affected area, we are able to get the patient to do a physical examination and may ask them to perform certain movements on camera so we can better evidence our diagnosis. For example, if our physiotherapist in Newcastle suspects an Achilles injury, we may ask the person to stand, bend their knees and stand on one leg to assess the damage. Once we have ascertained the severity, we will prescribe a course of treatment, focussing on rehabilitative exercises you can complete at home and our therapists will demonstrate via video the appropriate way to complete these, just as we would during in-person appointments.
For more information, take a look at our Physiotherapy Newcastle website.