OUR VIRTUAL CLINIC
During this period of social distancing and recommendations for many people to fully isolate at home it may not always be appropriate to offer face to face or hands on therapy, or you may not wish to see us face to face.
There is still a huge need for rehab and maintenance of exercise programmes at home. We are pleased to be able to offer you a virtual clinic that will still allow you to access us for specialist advice, rehabilitation, and exercise.
HOW DOES THE VIRTUAL CLINIC WORK?
We offer online sessions with our clients using a secure function within our online practice management system. All you need is a device such as a mobile, iPad, tablet, laptop or computer with an internet connection. You will need to be able to place your device so that it can capture the whole of you on video and so that you can also see us.
Your session will be with one of our specialist neurological physiotherapists. We will talk you through how the session will work ahead of your appointment and send a link to the online meeting via email. We are happy to talk you through the set up at your end if needed and support with any technology questions.
HOW WILL THE VIRTUAL CLINIC HELP ME?
We can still offer expert opinion and guidance through our virtual sessions. It might be hard to motivate yourself to exercise in this current climate, especially for those who usually exercise outside the home. We can help with motivation and advice to adapt your exercise programme to take account of your environment and your current needs.
Social interaction is especially important. A regular session with one of our physiotherapists, or our physiotherapy assistant will offer crucial social interaction as well as the opportunity to talk through day to day challenges and issues you are facing.
We can help you to take control of your rehab and your exercise during this time at home and help you to progress towards your goals and make the most of your abilities.
We will be able to look at your posture and how you move and then work out an individually tailored exercise and treatment programme. We can work with you to identify what you find difficult and set goals to tackle the difficulties you are experiencing.
Although we will not be able to give “hands on” support and therapy we can still use our expertise to work with you to exercise and move during the session to maximise your abilities, with advice about how to carry this over in day to day life between sessions.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL THIS IS OVER?
When we can work with you face to face again, we can see you in the clinic or at home. You may even wish to carry on in the virtual world, or with a combination of all three.