Are you looking to continue your rehabilitative treatment while practicing physical distancing and self-isolating?
Good news! pt Health now offers virtual physiotherapy, giving you the opportunity to receive treatment from the comfort of your own home through video conference technology.
Wondering how virtual physiotherapy works? In this Spotlight, we’ll share some first hand information from one of our physiotherapists with you.
Brad Zdriluk, Clinic Team Manager and Physiotherapist at Caledonia Physiotherapy – pt Health has been offering virtual physiotherapy here for the past few weeks.
Today, we’re talking to Brad about his experience with this service so far.
Q: Tell us about the type of treatments you can provide through virtual physiotherapy.
A: Virtual care has allowed me to continue doing the work I love, I am still able to conduct assessments, treat and engage with patients on a daily basis.
I am able to treat numerous types of musculoskeletal injuries ranging from motor vehicle whiplash injuries to temporomandibular joint issues and many other conditions.
I have found that delivering physiotherapy treatments through this method allows a greater focus on taking the time to educate patients, provide progressive and specific exercise plans, apply activity modification, pain prevention and control strategies as well as product recommendations.
A:Although the structure has changed slightly in comparison to a traditional physiotherapy appointment, virtual care has shown to be a successful method to keeping patients safe, healthy and still engaged with their health care.
I personally have found that patient experience has been nothing but positive, communicating and working effectively with patients through virtual care, can help them reach their goals, while also helping lower any potential strain on our current medical system.
Q: Can you share your favourite story of how you helped a patient with virtual care?
A: I had treated a patient in the past for rotator cuff injuries, we were seeing great success and recovery, which as a result, allowed her to enjoy a summer filled with golf.
However, recently, her knees had become the primary source of pain and limitation. Although golf season has been on pause for right now, this patient still likes to remain active by going for long walks and the occasional bike ride.
Using virtual care, we have been able to continually increase her walking distances, begin to cycle again, and continue to strive to reach further goals.