26 Mar What Happens at Your Virtual Appointment?
Halo is offering virtual appointments to help patients manage injuries and pain, while they’re required to stay at home during this period of social distancing due to the Coronavirus crisis.
Virtual appointments are available to existing and new patients, and can prove very effective if your regular clinic appointments have now been interrupted, or you need to deal with a new or older problem that is now bothering you.
During a virtual appointment, you will have a private and confidential video consultation with one of our Physiotherapists, which will include:
- Your Physiotherapist taking a full history of your complaint
- Your Physiotherapist conducting a limited physical examination – observing your posture, range of movement of the affected joint, and functional tests
Your Physio can then offer advice, support, self-management strategies and home exercises as appropriate. These exercises can be emailed to you.
Follow up appointments can then be made to check on progress if required.
In order to gain the most from your virtual appointment, please:
- Find a quiet space with room to move around to demonstrate your functional problems
- Be prepared to undress the appropriate body part to be assessed
Technology wise things are very simple. You will need access to a laptop with a camera, or a smart phone or tablet. A conferencing app such as Zoom will be required, and we will send you a link and log in details ahead of your appointment time. Your Physiotherapist will be happy to help you with any set up issues should you encounter them.
Virtual appointments are available to non-insured and insured patients. If you do have healthcare insurance, please check with your insurer for authorisation. Halo also has a list of insurers supporting payment of virtual appointment, so please call us to discuss.
The prices of virtual appointments are as follows:
Initial Assessment £60
Follow Up Appointment £35
Telephone consultations are also available.
For further information and to book, please telephone 01926 257 255 or email: email@example.com