What is Physiotherapy and how The Online Physiotherapist can help you with your Physiotherapy needs.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an ‘evidence-based health care profession concerned with human function and movement seeking to maximise physical potential and quality of life.’

Physiotherapists use a multi-faceted approach to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, acknowledging that the whole person affects recovery potential.

Physiotherapy is for anybody, at any stage of life, who identifies that they have a movement and function problem, threatened by age, injury, disease, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.

Physiotherapy is an evidence-based clinical health science, and therapists are required to use treatments only if their effectiveness has been demonstrated in scientific research.

The power of Online Physiotherapy is that it uses this very evidence-based approach of active-movement rehab alongside science-based advice. Conversely, face-to-face Physio tends to lean too heavily upon touch/passive movements, which will lead to poorer results than Online Physio… the very results we see!

Learn more about What Is Physiotherapy in this 3 minute video from The Online Physiotherapist.

When and why would I need Physiotherapy?

If you identify that your movement and function is impaired, you are in pain, and you’re not quite sure how best to proceed, then it is recommended to see somebody at The Online Physiotherapist as soon as possible!

Studies have found that early intervention is key for optimal recovery of your injury, condition or disorder. You will have:

  • Less pain overall
  • Significantly faster recovery
  • Decreased risk of more serious injuries

In short, if you have an injury…book in to get a same-day appointment. Injuries cannot wait. 

Can Physiotherapy be done online? How can you diagnose me accurately online?

The power of Physiotherapy is in the expert knowledge and experience of your therapist, not in the hands-on massage or techniques used, however nice it may feel, or tradition dictates.

To that end, the accuracy of diagnosis is largely based on the right questions asked, where Physios are 90% sure of your problem before then confirming it through assessment of ‘look’, ‘guiding you to press specific spots’ and ‘move’ – including muscle, tendon and ligament tests. All of this can be done very well online!

A study of 29,000 people concluded that ‘engagement in [active] exercises improves outcomes, over-and-above any manual treatment and face-to-face interaction

For a FULL blog post on this question – check it out here!

The rapid advancements of technology means we are able to increase convenience, make rehab more fun, and often get your back on your feet faster than face-to-face Physiotherapy!

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What are the benefits of Online Physiotherapy?

Find out the full list of 32+ benefits of Online Physio in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s), or watch the video above.

Can Online Physiotherapy help my injury?

At The Online Physiotherapist, we have a 98.5% success rate of treating injuries effectively online. Patient injuries which have been through our virtual doors include,

  • Pre and Post-operative – shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, spine, hip, knee, and ankle.
  • Sports injuries – ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, knee pain, achilles and elbow tendinopathies, tennis/golfers elbow, post-fracture rehabilitation and lots, lots more.
  • Pelvic health – Pelvic pain, pregnancy, and post-natal, bladder, and bowel issues.

You can hear from these people in their own words here

If you are still unsure, book your free screening call today.

Research is being published in increasing numbers each week articulating the effectiveness of Online Physiotherapy in treating these conditions, and its benefits. We forecast this to grow stronger day-by-day as technology improves.

How does Physiotherapy work online?

Step 1:

Collect injury/condition information to formulate your diagnosis

This includes everything from history and present state of injury, to family history, to past medical history and more. All of this is vital in gaining as accurate a diagnosis as possible. Most Physios will almost always be 90%+ confident of the problem at this point.

Step 2:

Assess and test diagnosis hypothesis

We look at your injury, assess posture, ask you to press specific spots, test muscle length and strength through functional movement testing, and conduct diagnostic tests!

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Step 3:

Timeframe, advice and treatment plan

We give you;

  • an estimated time frame of recovery
  • research-based advice around what to do and not to do
  • an rehab programme created live with you in our session

Step 4:

Follow up and guiding you through recovery

We journey with you as we help maximise your health. This takes the form of booking a follow-up, sending your programme and injury test across to you, being available for email support, and much more.

For video overviews, check out 10 elements of an Online Physio Consultation, and 5 elements to expect from an Online Physio follow-up!

If you have any further questions, see our FAQs, or contact us to gain a personal reply!