Interested in Telehealth Physiotherapy and Telehealth QLD?
You may prefer to access telehealth physiotherapy rather than attending clinics due to the current Coronavirus pandemic that is mandating people to maintain social distancing. In such respects, tele-health or telemedicine physiotherapy is a great alternative if you may find it difficult to access physiotherapy due to living in rural or remote areas with no physiotherapy services or if you have a busy work schedule that limits you from accessing the clinic for physiotherapy.
Using telemedicine or telehealth physiotherapy is not complicated but requires just a few steps. For instance, if you prefer telehealth qld, you will be required to just book your appointment as normal and if you would like telehealth qld we will send you a link you can open from your browser on your computer or phone.
It means that you do not have to download a software, or install any program but rather, the process involves clicking the link emailed or texted to you after booking your telemedicine physiotherapy online.
In particular, telehealth qld from Allied Aged Care is safe, secure, and effective, and our physios are trained to deliver telehealth physiotherapy consultations to meet your health goals. In other words, the highly skilled and dynamic team of Allied Aged Care professionals effectively and comfortably administers telemedicine or telehealth physiotherapy to address a number of your health needs, either due to age or chronic illness and in light of risks to COVID-19.
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Unlike telemedicine that embodies specific remote clinical services, telehealth is much broader in scope as it also encompasses remote non-clinical services. Telemedicine software systems allows us to care for you through live video consultations. Just like in your clinic, we can perform examinations, recommend treatments, and offer follow-up care.
We can treat you from anywhere with telehealth physiotherapy—you are no longer limited by location, time zones, travel restrictions or the nature or scope of your physio health needs. Nevertheless, even though we can see clients anywhere, Allied Aged Care is based in qld so most of our sessions are telehealth qld.
Do you need to stay home? Are you or do you know an elderly client with mobility challenges? Or someone who lives far away in a rural area? No problem! You can have an effective treatment session through your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Therefore, booking for a telehealth physiotherapy offers an opportunity for you to continue with your other duties while equally remaining flexible on when to participate in a telemedicine or telehealth physiotherapy session.
Karen Finnin is an online only physio who advises the Australian Physiotherapy Association and us on telemedicine. Finnin argues that telemedicine is more effective than onsite consultations for many reasons. For instance, Many GPS and specialists used telemedicine extensively even before the COVID-19. Therefore, most clinics only accept telehealth appointments due to their evidenced effectiveness.
Telehealth physiotherapy sessions are effective because we can examine and assess you in your telehealth qld home environment while also guiding you on different exercises and educating you on a variety of topics concerning your health. Generally, there is sufficient evidence indicating that telehealth physiotherapy is effective in providing services and improving outcomes based on time to service and the comprehensiveness of the service.
Our clinical co-ordinator screens all assessments before they are booked in to ensure that you have a condition that can be treated effectively with telemedicine.
Some conditions do benefit more from hands on therapy i.e. needing mobilisation of joints, electrotherapy, sciatic and nerve pain assessment, and treatment (esp. acute) or chest physiotherapy in some cases. The vast majority of conditions can be very effectively managed with telemedicine. If you have any concerns that telehealth is not right for you, we encourage you to chat (no obligation/cost) with our admin team beforehand and we will work out with you.
To successfully participate in a telehealth physiotherapy in telehealth qld, there are a number of requirements. These, include a reliable internet connection, a reliable charged device i.e. iPhone/Ipad/Laptop. If you have more than one device it is good to have the other one powered on so you can use if needed and an up to date browser such as IOS, chrome, internet explorer etc. Searching through general Google can guide you into requirements needed for effective telemedicine sessions.
If for any reason you cannot see your telehealth physiotherapist, they will call you and conduct the rest of the consultation on the phone.
You can do the telehealth physiotherapist session using a landline or mobile without using video if this is the case. Your therapist can mail exercises and educational material to you as needed.
If you have a care plan through Medicare or a DVA (D904) referral from your GP we can currently bulk bill physiotherapy and OT sessions. For the WorkCover of a telehealth session to happen, we require approval from your case manager or doctor. For private and other organisations, you should check to ensure they provide financial support on medical costs.
If not covered we charge $50 for a 30-minute consultation (including paperwork and follow up exercises/educational material/contacting your GP/referrer).