PHYSIO BY VIDEO - TELEHEALTH
PHYSIOtherapy and Exercise PHYSIOlogy
If you own a mobile phone, tablet, computer or laptop with a microphone and camera - 4 Life Physiotherapists and 4 Life Exercise Physiologists can visit you right in your home - via our telehealth services. Just need a chat? We can also provide telehealth services over the phone if that's what you prefer.
Best of all... we take care of all the technology and tailor our service to the device you already have. The technology is private and encrypted specifically for medical consultations.
Physio by Video has been around for a long time, and research has proven that it is safe, highly effective and well received by patients with a variety of different conditions.
PHYSIO by VIDEO is recognised by the Department of Health as an effective method of treatment. As such rebates are available as follows:
Private Health Fund Benefits will be available for Physiotherapy from 14th April 2020 (please check with your health fund to ensure coverage). Until then, 4 Life Physiotherapy is offering a $20 discount to all Private consultations to offset the delay in private health fund benefits. When available, private health fund benefits for Physiotherapy will apply:
For existing patients who have seen us in the past six months, or
For new patients, where telehealth Physiotherapy has been recommended by a GP or specialist, AND
The primary condition being treated is one of:
Post Orthopaedic Surgery (eg. Total Hip or Knee Replacement)
Chronic Musculoskeletal Condition (eg. Osteoarthritis, Chronic Back Pain)
Pulmonary Rehabilitation, or
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
Workers' Compensation & Motor Vehicle consultations can now be performed by teleconference using the same assessment, treatment and exercise codes.
NDIS consultations can now be performed online without the need to change service agreements. If you would like to initiate this option, please discuss with your treating Physio or Exercise Physiologist.
Medicare Bulk Billing is available for up to 5 sessions of Telehealth sessions per calendar year for patients who have a chronic condition and is being managed under a shared care plan with their GP (referral needed).
PHYSIO BY VIDEO - TELEHEALTH
HOW does it WORK?
STEP ONE - APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
The day before your appointment, you will receive an email to explain how to get the most out of your Physio by Video appointment. Simple things, such as App Download (if using Apple or Android Device), how to position the device to make assessments easier, what to wear and so forth. Rest assured, everything is simple, even for those less tech-savvy patients.
STEP TWO - INITIAL ASSESSMENT
Your Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist will ask you a range of questions regarding your condition and general health - just like they would if you attended our clinics. This is called a "subjective" assessment and provides our Physiotherapist with information to form the differential diagnosis (the different possible diagnosis of your condition).
* 4 Life Physiotherapy cannot guarantee that all Physiotherapists will be this good looking!
STEP THREE - MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT
Your Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist consider your answers and will ask you to perform a range of movement tests to get a better understanding of your condition. You won't be asked to do anything you are not comfortable doing. These movement tests will help to better diagnose your condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
STEP FOUR - EXPLANATION & REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Your Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist will explain your diagnosis and treatment plan. Our rehabilitation programs are sent to a free app on your smartphone (and can also be accessed via laptop and printed). You view video demonstrations of your program, set reminders to exercise, rate your pain and log your progress.