How it Works
How can a physio help you online?
Physiotherapy is traditionally perceived as a “hands on” profession. Actually, this is only part of what physiotherapists do. Educating you about your condition, identifying factors from your lifestyle that help or not, giving advice and suggestions, and creating exercise programs are the bigest part of what physiotherapists do.
In my clinical practice, I have often followed patients that worked or studied and they didn’t have the time (or desire) to take an appointment, perhaps they didn’t want to drive in the traffic to reach the studio, or maybe they were just too busy with work.
Many were athletes that got injured in training and called me for a tip about what to do not to worsening the situation. Others were digital nomads around the world, without any idea about where to start with the healthcare of the country they were at and they didn’t know who to turn to.
So, I would often help these clients with the tools at my disposle; with phone or email, writing, talking and sending images and videos, giving simple suggestions or creating rehabilitation programs, we worked together to solve the problem.
Can it work online?
I thought Physios needed to be hands on?
An online physio does the same anamnesis as a normal physio. We listen to your problem, asks you a well-structured series of questions in order to discover what is useful and necessary to know about your injury or situation and we can ask you to perform movements asking your feedback regarding these. In this way we should have an idea of your problem and, with your compliance and feedback, we will create a clear framework to follow with a personalised rehabilitation program. Following this, we will then create a maintenance program to help prevent you getting injured again.
Exactly as a normal physio, and just like a hands on physio we will work with you and assist you in all these steps.
The Online Process
So, the online physiotherapy consultation process is almost the same as if you were to visit a physio in a studio. You will receive all of the benefits, just delivered online instead.
When you request for our consultation you will receive an email to fill up, we use this to understand the problem and to get ready to start with the consultation.
We will analyse the situation and ask you for a more detailed evaluation to follow your problem better, usually with a videocall or, if you are more comfortable, by email or phone chat.
We will create for you a personal rehabilitation plan and send it directly to your computer or smartphone via written report, with text, images and video.
We will follow up with you during every step, asking you feedback throughout them.
All this process puts you in much more control of your own recovery: you can understand your problem, follow the program and take control of your own healing by practicing the methods whenever and wherever you want! NOTE: Of course, if we determine that your injury or situation is not suitable for an online consultation and it requires to see a physiotherapist or other health professional “face to face”, we’ll tell you! If you are looking for this kind of help, if you want to know if your case can be part of the #LIVENOW world or if you simply have any question and want to know more, contact us, we will be happy to help you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I really be treated from an online chat?
Online physios do the same as normal physios, listening to your problem, asking you a well-structured series of questions to understand your case and following you exactly like a physical physio. You will receive all of the benefits, just delivered online instead.
The big part of a physio’s work is about education, lifestyle, advices, suggestions and exercise programs, to immediately help people get free from their problems. All of this can be done surprisingly well through an online format.
We will create a program that fits your problem and you will receive it directly to your computer or smartphone, so you can perform it wherever you are and whenever you have time. Of course you have to work on yourself and by yourself, that even for “hands on” physio, is the most important part, the one you can’t improve without.
Any doubt you have, you ask; we will follow you in every step.
How safe is it for me to do things myself?
The online physiotherapy consultation process is almost the same as if you were to visit a physio in a studio. With the online process you can get your injury personally assessed via any combination of webforms; this puts you in much more control of your own recovery: you can understand your problem, follow the program and taking everything under control by yourself. Obviously if you have questions, doubts, needs, we will be with you.
I have a specific ongoing problem can you help?
Every person is different, like every injury. So, a good physiotherapist takes you through an extensive assessment process to find out exactly what is going on in your situation and what you can do for it. Listening to your problem, making a series of precise questions and after giving you a clear understanding about your problem, the online-physio will create a specific plan for your personal recovery, to fit your time and style for rehabilitation with your current lifestyle with a clear framework to follow.