Virtual physiotherapy, also known as telephysiotherapy or online physiotherapy, is a form of healthcare service that allows patients to receive physiotherapy treatment and support remotely, using digital communication technology.
Instead of visiting a physical clinic, patients can interact with their physiotherapist through video conferencing or other virtual platforms. Both parties (physiotherapist and client) must be in Ontario to use virtual physiotherapy.
Here are some key aspects of virtual physiotherapy:
It’s important to note that while virtual physiotherapy can be effective for many conditions, it may not be suitable for certain complex cases that require hands-on assessments and interventions. In such instances, a combination of virtual and in-person physiotherapy sessions might be recommended.
This service allows you to interact with your Physiotherapist virtually by online video to provide physiotherapy services including an assessment and treatment when an in-person visit is not possible.
Adelaide West Physiotherapy utilizes the video capabilities of Jane which is the secure software platform we use to manage our clients. Jane provides 256 bit data encryption and is compliant with HIPPA, PIPEDA and PHIPA privacy standards.
Through virtual physiotherapy, we cannot help you with any hands-on manual therapy, massage therapy or acupuncture/IMS treatments.
You can expect to get safe, evidence-based, professional advice that you have come to expect from Adelaide West Physiotherapy.
Several insurance companies are covering virtual/on line rehabilitation sessions and the list is growing. Contact your provider directly to find out if they cover virtual Physiotherapy sessions.