Physio Ecosse has been working hard to develop the effective and professional delivery of remote consultations.
What is virtual physio?
“Virtual physio” uses telephone or video calls to let us carry-out our physiotherapy sessions remotely. It enables us to use our evidence based knowledge to interview and examine, educate you about your condition and provide and progress targeted home-based rehab and fitness programmes.
The good news is that we know from research that there is no evidence of poorer outcomes from using remote consultations for most musculoskeletal conditions!
How does it work?
Once you have called the clinic to arrange a convenient time for your consultation, you will be given a password and directed to complete our on-line registration form.
At your appointment time, your physio will call you on the method agree’d (phone, WhatsApp video, FaceTime)
How do i pay for my virtual physio consultations?
You can now buy blocks of “virtual physio” time which you can use for video or telephone consultations and follow-ups. Payments for these blocks can be made by bank transfer or during your appointment using the clinic card machine.
Hints and tips for a successful consultation
If you have them, try to have items to hand that may be useful for exercise – therabands / foam rollers / gymballs (or improvise with tins of beans and old tights!)
Find a clear space where you are able to move around easily – the physio may need you to demonstrate certain movements or exercises
Arrange your appointment at a time you don’t think you will be disturbed by other members of your household (like pets!)
Find a convenient place to set up your phone or tablet so the physio can see you
Wear loose clothing so that you are comfortable to move around