For those living in regional and rural regions having the option and ability for Exercise Physiology Telehealth services are fantastic, it allows you to get the education and intervention you require from home.

Other benefits of telehealth are during the COVID lockdowns. When access is limited or unavailable due to restrictions, or you need to self-isolate, you are still able to access advice through a telehealth appointment.

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth refers to the use of telecommunication technology (via phone or computer) without needing to travel. I complete sessions through video conference, which means you need a device that has a microphone and camera. The device you use can be a computer, laptop or tablet of your choice.
If you do not have this technology or do not know how to use it, a phone call to discuss your health concerns can be beneficial.

Who can benefit from Exercise Physiology?

There are a range of conditions or health concerns in which Telehealth appointments can be beneficial.
– Exercise based weight loss advice
– Diabetes management
– High blood pressure control
– High cholesterol level intervention
– Home exercise program design
– Video conference exercise sessions

Musculoskeletal aches and pains can be a little tricky via videocall, however not impossible.
– If your pain levels are managed (you’re able to complete all of your day to day activities)
– You would like to increase strength of this area
– You would like to increase the mobility of this joint
If you match these points, a telehealth call can be beneficial!

Who can use Telehealth for Exercise Physiology?

Private appointments
Private health insurance rebates may apply

Enhanced Primary Care Plan
Referral required from your GP
Up to x5 appointments
Bulk billed appointment (no fee)

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Self or plan-managed participants
A service agreement is required

Department of Veteran Affairs
Referral required from your GP
Must have a white or gold card
12 appointments with further appointments if there is ongoing need.

If none of this makes sense to you, feel free to call or email for further information.

How to get a telehealth session?

Make contact to arrange a day and time for an appointment.
From here, you will be emailed a link to access your consultation through an app called Physitrack.
At the time of the appointment, open the email, click the link and I’ll be with you shortly!

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