Tell me about you.
The foundation of any initial appointment with a physiotherapist, is a thorough patient interview, which allows your physiotherapist to learn more about you. It includes learning about your condition, your past medical history, contributing factors and understanding your needs and goals. This can be done in person, over the telephone or through video conferencing. In a tele rehab appointment, we will accomplish this through asking you questions, probing further into your injury/illness, and obtaining a complete medical history.
How do you move?
After we talk about you, what is preventing you from your activities of daily living, and understand what is limiting your ability to achieving full function, the next step involves careful observation of you and how you move. In person and video appointments are best for these situations as it allows your physiotherapist to guide you through different positions and movement patterns to gain the necessary information to provide a diagnosis and create a treatment plan. We will ask you to move, to put joints in certain positions, to get a good look at how your muscles move your body.
Make a plan
The final step involves creating a plan to help you manage your pain, return to function and start moving better. Regardless of whether you are having an in person or tele rehab appointment, your ALPHA Health Services Physiotherapist will ensure that you:
- Understand your condition and what you can do to manage pain and prevent or minimize flare-ups
- Have a clear plan that meets your goals and provides you with exercise videos and written instructions to accomplish these goals
- Follow up
Like any physiotherapy appointment, your physiotherapist will discuss with you the need for follow up. At ALPHA Health services, our goal is to give you as much information as we can for you to achieve results while not in clinic or with a physiotherapist. We are fully set up to deliver your home exercise program via online platforms which include videos, and tracking. Your physiotherapist will discuss the need for follow up tele rehab appointments. Your physiotherapist is also always available via email to answer any questions, concerns or follow ups, and will respond to any patient email within 24 hours during weekdays.