What is Virtual Physiotherapy?
Due to social distance and home isolation REHAB4U Limited has developed Virtual physiotherapy sessions. These allow you to continue to access us for treatment from your home, under the supervision of a physiotherapist.
Keeping moving is essential to maintain health, to prevent joint stiffness, muscle tightness, and deconditioning. It is our aim to support clients to keep active during this difficult time, so that they can continue with their rehabilitation during isolation.
By using the Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime video calling systems, your Physiotherapist will be able to have eyes on you in order to guide and give feedback on how you are exercising, assess for change and progress your exercise plans accordingly.
Our Physiotherapists can also work with your carers and/or loved ones in your household, to provide education and training on how they can support you with your rehabilitation.
How Do I Start?
If you are currently using an iPad or iPhone you will already have the FaceTime App currently running on your device.
To download the free to use WhatsApp or Zoom App go to:
- the App Store if you are using an iPad or iPhone
- the Play Store if you are using a tablet or an Android phone
- https://zoom.us/download if you are using a laptop (WhatsApp is not available on a laptop)
If necessary, clients will receive a free initial support session to get set up and running on and prepared for their first session.
You will need to be able to turn the camera/audio on/off and be able to communicate any difficulties. If you are unable to do this or are unable to participate safely in the virtual appointment by yourself, then you will need to have a carer or representative present to assist you.
During this set-up session
- Time should be taken to ensure the device used is placed where the participant can see the screen and you are visible.
- Time should be taken to ensure you have a safe chair and whatever stable surfaces you need.
If you need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can help you
Please call us to arrange a suitable time for a virtual appointment with your Physiotherapist.
What virtual services are available?
1:1 New client assessments of 60 minutes
1:1 sessions of 45minutes
Small group exercise sessions of 45minutes