EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY ONLINE WITH TELEHEALTH
WHAT IS TELEHEALTH?
Telehealth services use information and communication technologies to deliver healthcare services. This can include a consultation via telephone, email or videoconferencing.
Telehealth is becoming more popular as a mode of healthcare delivery due to the benefits it provides to both patients and practitioners. It also has the potential to provide patients with more convenient and efficient access to healthcare whilst remaining safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO I NEED?
A Telehealth appointment usually involves conducting a consultation remotely using the camera on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
WHO CAN USE TELEHEALTH FOR EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY?
In general, Telehealth works well for outpatients or those unable to travel (as a general clinic alternative). However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic this service has become generally available to everyone. Specifically it is available to the following:
Anyone with a referral from their GP.
Eligible DVA clients.
NDIS participants with approval from their plan managers.
Workers Compensation patients with an eligible referral from their case manager.
HOW DO I ACCESS TELEHEALTH?
Once you have made your first Telehealth appointment with us there are two options for you.
Full Circle Wellness uses PhysiApp, the world's leading provider of online exercise prescription, which enables us to prescribe you with a comprehensive range of exercises in video format that can easily be followed in the comfort of your home.
As a patient all you need to do is install Physiapp on your smartphone or tablet, or access PhysiApp on your computer or laptop. We will do the rest. We will schedule a telehealth video call between you and your practitioner, who will then prescribe an exercise program specifically for you that can be done outside of sessions. This enables you to exercise without our supervision, as well as communicate with us about how you went. This is all conveniently done within PhysiApp. Click here for detailed instructions.
Alternatively we can also utilise an application called Zoom. This is easy to use, but more difficult than physiapp when it comes to prescribing exercises and communication outside of sessions.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENT?
Before your Telehealth appointment we suggest you make sure you have checked the following:
Strong internet connection
Device has a near full battery
Audio and Visual Connection
Camera is setup handsfree
The room is quiet
The room is clear and well lit
Obstacles are removed
Any session equipment is nearby
Log on 5 minutes early
If you are interested in arranging a Telehealth consultation, or want more information, contact your GP or allied health practitioner. They can provide information about the different apps and how best to use Telehealth for your needs. Contact us today on 07 5456 1599 and we can guide you through the process.
INTRODUCING PHYSIAPP FOR ONLINE EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION
We understand some people are not confident using new technology, which is why we have chosen PhysiApp as our preferred online exercise prescription system. It is incredibly user friendly, even for those who don't use technology often.
Physiapp is ideal for Telehealth consultations and ongoing remote exercise prescription.
Phsyiapp provides a series of simple exercise videos that are easy to follow and that can be individually assigned to meet your personal health goals. You can use Physiapp any time of day or night in the comfort of your home.
To use Physiapp on your Smartphone or Tablet simply download the app. Alternatively you can access it on your laptop or desktop computer via the website, preferably using Chrome or Firefox as the web browser.
Follow the link below for a series of instructions on how to setup and use PhysiApp on your computer, laptop, tablet and/or mobile phone. We can help guide you on getting setup and using the system if you get stuck.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT PHYSIAPP
Accessible to everyone.
Online consultations using your existing smartphone, computer or other device.
Easy to setup with a simple app and login.
Clearly narrated exercise videos to guide you step by step through your daily exercise plan.
Complete your exercises anywhere, anytime.
Report back on your progress and feedback, allowing us to provide you with better support based on clear outcome data.
Stay on track with email, in-app or SMS reminders.
SAMPLE PHYSIAPP EXERCISE VIDEOS
Below are some sample exercise videos available for us to prescribe to you in PhysiApp.