If you are not local or you are unable to travel then do not worry, we will bring Physiotherapy to YOU! Yes - it is possible to experience fantastic rehabilitation from the comfort of your own homes. The recent virtual Physiotherapy trial and appointments have proven a great success. Head over to our Facebook or Instagram pages to view patient feedback videos.
Here's how it works:
1. All you have to do is drop us a message or call us on 07555 489 189.
2. You will then be set up for a virtual Physiotherapy appointment. Once your appointment is booked, you will be emailed a 'Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment Consent form' to sign and return. The Physiotherapist will then send a video invitation link to you via SMS, WhatsApp or email so you can access the Physiotherapy session.
Video appointments can be organised via an App called Zoom. Zoom is very user-friendly and the Physiotherapy session can be accessed through a link provided on your desktops, Androids and iPhones. If you are unable to use Zoom then sessions can take place over Skype or WhatsApp video.
3. During your virtual appointment - you will be assessed, diagnosed and given advice on your problem, as well as a tailored home exercise programme, to allow you to self-manage.
4. After your treatment session you will be sent your exercises via SMS/WhatsApp or email.
Details of Zoom GDPR compliance can be found on the link below:
More information on using technology, privacy and confidentiality can be found in our FAQ's
There are many!
1. Face-to-face interaction with a qualified Physiotherapist from the comfort of your own home
2. Assessment of your symptoms can be done by:
3. Diagnosis can be made (in most cases a Physiotherapist can formulate a diagnosis based on your history and account of symptoms!)
4. Treatment plan can be provided including:
5. Screen-sharing - This clever tool allows you to share the Physiotherapist's computer screen which means you can view images of your exercises/YouTube and Instagram videos of exercises being demonstrated
6. Follow up reviews can be made bi-weekly or weekly
7. Same day appointments can be offered should your symptoms worsen or if you become worried
*Please also note that remote Physiotherapy sessions are supported and guided by our regulatory body, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP):
To make an appointment or just to find out more about how all this works you can contact us via the following:
Phone/SMS/WhatsApp us: 07555 489 189
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook message us: Mav Movements Physiotherapy
Instagram message us: mavmovementsphysio
Or just simply drop us a line by clicking the tab below
Yes. Only the person who has the invitation link can join the Zoom video call. There is also a ‘waiting room’ on the Zoom app, which means that nobody else can join the Zoom video call unless they are asked to enter!
Your appointment will start off with a chat. The Therapist will listen to your problems and symptoms and take a detailed history, just like a face-to-face session. You will then be asked to perform certain movements and perhaps some clinical tests with the Physiotherapist’s verbal instructions, such as testing your own strength. The therapist will then talk to you about your management, including your exercise programme and welcome any questions.
No. As long as your condition is musculoskeletal (symptoms which involve your muscles, joints, ligaments, nerves or spine), then your Therapist can take a detailed history and give you the most appropriate advice and education. If an exercise programme is relevant then this will be issued too.
If you have health insurance with:
- AXA PPP
- Vitality Health
- The Treatment Network (TTN)
- Physiolinks (also known as Premier Medical)
...then the great news is that your sessions can be funded.
Yes. You will need WiFi or mobile data in order to complete the Zoom or WhatsApp video call. If you do not have access to the internet then the free triage appointment can be completed over the telephone, during which you can discuss options for Physiotherapy if needed.
Absolutely! You will be given an easy, step-by-step guide from your Therapist over your initial telephone call. Your Physiotherapist can also help you along during your virtual appointment.
We would suggest using Zoom or Skype if you have any communication needs as this will enable you and your Therapist to type to each other whilst also being able to see each other on the screen. For details of any further accessibility requirements, feel free to discuss this with your Therapist during your triage appointment or by contacting us. We will endeavour to make your appointment as fully accessible as we can.