Online Physiotherapy

 

Reach Rehab are providing On-line (Virtual) Physiotherapy sessions. These are a great and safe way to still receive the physiotherapy you need during these unusual times.

How Long will the Sessions be?

These sessions will usually be from 30 minutes up to 1 hour depending on the nature of the problem.

For more complex assessments, such as medico-legal work, these can take up to 2 hours, or may require 2 separate sessions to build up a full picture of the situation.

Preparation for the Video Consultation:

The main preparation is to have a video app installed. Whether on your phone, tablet or computer. Whats app video, FaceTime, Zoom or Skype are the main media.

You will also need to be sat somewhere comfortable to be able to talk and discuss the problems thoroughly.

The device you are using will need to be situated where you will be clearly seen and will not need to hold onto it so that your hands are free for the assessment.

Please come prepared in clothing that allows us to see the area of the body that requires assessment. This clothing needs to be loose and comfortable.

Do I need any specific equipment for On-line Physiotherapy?

This depends on the nature of the problems and the type of physiotherapy.

For rehab, you may need a small roll up exercise mat.  Alternatively something soft on the floor such as a rug / duvet for floor exercises.

You may need resistance exercise bands or hand weights for muscle building / strengthening work. These can be purchased on line, but again if you prefer I can get hold of these for you. You will be advised what you need during the assessment. Initially household items can be used for weights, such as tins of beans.

How Much will the on-line sessions cost?

The sessions cost £40 for half an hour, and £70 per hour.

Will I get a rehab / exercise plan to follow?

Yes. We can formulate a plan on the Physio Tools. This can be emailed to you, or there is an app you can download and we can send it to this. The app is called PT momentum and is free to download and use.

However if you prefer to have a good old fashioned paper copy, it can of course be printed off and posted to you.

Please see our previous post on Virtual sessions:

https://reachrehab.co.uk/2020/05/07/online-physiotherapy-consultations/

FACE TO FACE PHYSIOTHERAPY

Some patients fall into a category whereby they can be offered face-to-face consultations. This is in the following situations:

  • They are in hospital and require physiotherapy (Hospital based physiotherapists only).
  • A risk of serious deterioration from underlying pathology which cannot be determined remotely.
  • There are urgent rehabilitation needs, which if not met, will require care from General Practice, secondary care or social care agencies.  This is particularly important if the client themselves are a carer for someone who is vulnerable .
  • They require rehabilitation to support their rapid discharge from secondary care. 

If you feel you fall into one of the above categories, please contact us on 07989 549006 for email lisa@reachrehab.co.uk.

At Reach Rehab we have full PPE for face to face contacts.  We will also provide all clients with a weekly disposable surgical face mask to offer additional protection. 

Please see below for the official guidelines on face to face contacts or remote consultations from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, our governing body:

https://www.csp.org.uk/news/coronavirus/clinical-guidance/face-face-or-remote-consultations

https://www.csp.org.uk/system/files/documents/2020-03/CSP_COVID-19%20Physiotherapy%20Emergency%20Workforce_MOB1st_V4.pdf