TELEHEALTH / ONLINE CONSULTATIONS
In recognition of the increasing threat of COVID-19, our services for face to face physiotherapy and exercise physiology have been significantly scaled down.
However, this has given us the opportunity to expand our telehealth options to help you through this lock down time. Virtual consultations have been shown to be just as beneficial as a face to face consultations for exercise rehabilitation.
A teleconsult with your treating physiotherapist is now proving to be particularly valuable to diagnose and manage neck and back pain, often related to how you use your body and changes in your physical activity. We can help you understand your problem and give you simple instructions to show you how to make valuable changes to ‘self-treat’ your problem.
1. What to expect with a physiotherapy teleconsult?
An in-depth assessment and discussion with an experienced physiotherapist
You will be asked to perform various movements and tasks to help determine your problem
Your physio will discuss their impression and diagnosis with you and answer any questions you may have.
Understanding, is a big part of self-management and our aim is to make this clear and uncomplicated with treatment options to help you move more freely and without pain.
You will most likely be shown some exercises and given the relevant cues you need to keep you on track.
2. Is my consultation and information discussed secure?
Yes. We use a platform called Coviu to provide virtual consultations. It is an encrypted, secure platform. You don’t need to download any special application, you simply click on a link and accept an invitation to the online appointment
3. How do I follow up after my consultation?
We can send you your individually prescribed exercises with pictures, and instructions and special cues relating to how you responded in your on-line consultation.
4. Do my online consultations qualify for private health insurance or Medicare rebate?
YES many private health insurers and Medicare now both offer a rebate for telehealth consultations.
- Medicare rebates are now available for patients with an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan for physiotherapy or exercise physiology from your GP.
- Please contact us to discuss how your EPC plan is processed at our practice.
5. What is the cost and how do I pay for an online consultation?
Online physiotherapy consultation:
45 minute initial consultation: $139
30 minute subsequent consultation: $105
Online exercise physiology consultation:
30 minute consultation: $80
45 minute consultation $120
We shall invoice you following your consultation and provide you with the details for direct debit payment. Alternatively, you can phone our reception and pay by credit card.