For those unable to attend our clinic due to geographical limitations or time constraints, we offer online consultations via Skype or Facetime.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- You undertake your appointment with the physiotherapist via video consultation. The physiotherapist will ask you a series of questions, including any relevant health history, details of existing or previous injuries, your current level of exercise and your goals in relation to your rehabilitation.
- Next the physio will want to watch you move. You will also be asked to perform some relevant movements and functional tasks to help in identifying areas of weakness and instability, alignment issues, muscle imbalances, restricted range of movement and muscle weakness. If you have any footage of yourself riding it can be helpful for the physio to watch this prior to your consultation.
- Following this assessment the physiotherapist will provide you with a treatment plan. This may include a tailored exercise program, self-management strategies, postural corrections and advice. Any exercise program you are given will be specific to your current functional abilities, your goals and the type of riding that you do.
- Your home exercise program will be sent to you online via email. It will provide a link to the Physitrack website which hosts the exercise program. Once you sign in you can access your full program which includes a full description of each exercise, along with videos detailing step by step how to perform each exercise. Your account gives you the option to track and record your progress as you go. Physitrack also has an app you can download to your phone or tablet, allowing you to take your exercise program with you wherever you go!
- If the physio feels that you need a more comprehensive assessment or hands on treatment, they will recommend this during the consultation. Although we can tell a lot by your history and watching you move, there are limitations to providing a consultation online where we can't physically feel joints, muscles and other soft tissue. In these cases we will refer you to your GP or another healthcare professional for further assessment or treatment.