Long-distance physiotherapy

Do you find yourself in need of professional physiotherapy? Do you experience back pain, urinary incontinence, sensory processing issues, or are just overwhelmed by stress?

If you live in a small town, or have a baby demanding your constant attention, or you can’t drive or have to share a car – in other words, if you don’t have the means to visit a physiotherapist regularly, here is a solution for you: telehealth.

What is telehealth?

Some forms of physiotherapy can be performed by phone or online. It works like this: you schedule a visit on Skype or a phone call. Your physiotherapist asks you questions to find out your problem and establish the best way to help you. Sometimes, you will be sent a device which will help you exercise or monitor your progress.

Benefits of telehealth physiotherapy

The most important advantage of telehealth is that you’ll be able to take care of your health with the help of a professional without leaving your home. This will save your time and often money, because telehealth services are usually cheaper than ordinary visits to a physiotherapist. Your progress will be closely monitored – if you’ll be exercising with the help of a device, for example, your physiotherapist will be able to instantly see whether you have exercised or not, and will see any progress or lapse.

It is also motivating. If you’re aware that someone will know at once when you skip a training, you’re more likely not to give up even if you’re feeling demotivated or tired.

2 Comments

  1. Brenna

    I’ve been exercising with a pelvic exerciser this way and I can tell you – this is great! No one is poking my private bits, I can do the exercises at home, and I’ve made great progress!

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  2. Susan

    I don’t know. Can someone really diagnose you if they can’t see you?

    Reply

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