Preparing for Virtual Physiotherapy
How Should I Prepare for My Virtual Appointment?
How will I connect with my physiotherapist?
What do I do if I’m having trouble connecting?
What device can I use for my virtual appointment?
Do I need any equipment for my tele-rehabilitation session?
What should I wear for my appointment?
How much time will I need for my appointment?
How often will I need to schedule appointments?
Is there anything else I need to do before my appointment?
The details you provide will help your physiotherapist with establishing a diagnosis and letting you know a prognosis. You do not need a physician’s referral for physiotherapy treatment, although extended healthcare benefit providers sometimes require one. You can provide a referral along with any relevant test results or medical documents if you wish. Some of the information you provide is to help our administrative team in sending you notifications and processing your claim. You will be asked to provide your contact details and you may be asked for other information such as extended health benefits information or claim numbers as appropriate. Some extended health benefit providers require a physician’s referral to be reimbursed, so you might want to check that before booking.
Additional Tips for a Getting the Most Out of Your Appointment
Have another set of hands available
Having someone else available who can assist you with your balance or mobility can be helpful if that is a concern for you. Your safety is our first priority. Sometimes having someone who can assist with certain movements can allow you to get the most out of your session. Under the guidance of your physiotherapist, your helper may be able to learn how to perform treatment techniques that require an extra set of hands. The person assisting you can help by moving the camera to allow for multiple viewing angles for your physiotherapist’s observations.
Set Some Goals
Our aim is to work with you to maximize your recovery and reach your goals. What do you most hope to achieve through physiotherapy? What are the activities you most want to be able to return to? Your physiotherapist will discuss your goals throughout your appointments, but being clear about your goals ahead of time can help to guide your treatment plan. You can also write out any questions you have, so that your physiotherapist can be sure to answer them during the appointment.
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