During these uncertain times, we have enough on our plates to worry about let alone throwing our health care into the mix. With the growing COVID-19 pandemic, health care must adapt and become more accessible. Telehealth might just be the answer.
This interactive service allows our patients to access our professional care through a live virtual health care platform connecting them directly with their Chiropractic practitioner. Patients are able to access our Telehealth service anywhere in the world right from the convenience and comfort of their own home.
This tool is incredibly easy to use, only requiring a computer, smartphone or tablet and an internet connection. Telehealth is especially advantageous during this time of social distancing and self-isolation when our patients are unable to physically access our clinic.
Traditionally Chiropractic is a branch of health care where manual treatment is provided by a Chiropractor to treat a wide array of conditions affecting our musculoskeletal and nervous systems of the body.
Chiropractors are classically known for their application in performing manual adjustments to the joints and muscles of the musculoskeletal system in order to stimulate the nervous system and restore function to the body.
However, while manual adjustments are a large part of the Chiropractic treatment, they are in fact only ONE PART of the treatment that we provide. Chiropractors have extensive knowledge of the human body, what can go wrong biomechanically and how to fix it without the use of medication or invasive procedures.
Our TeleHealth service will allow Chiropractors to:
Like many of us who are familiar with just popping online to ask search engines for their seemingly inexhaustible wisdom, patients with health care queries are no different. When we type a question into a search engine the internet will spit out every single thing that has ever been uploaded into its vast expanse. While keywords are usually programmed into these engines to try to place the “most relevant” information at the top, often the more accurate information can remain buried.
KEEP IN MIND that if you are not quite sure what is going on with your body how can you be sure:
Your chiropractor is able to provide you with the most accurate information, effective advice and tailored management plan specific for your individual injury or condition.
Telehealth should be the FIRST LINE OF CARE for ALL PATIENTS especially right now during this COVID-19 pandemic.
It can provide adequate interactive management plans for many musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those that “just don’t feel right” or have pain levels rating low-mid (0-5/10) on the Visual Analogue Pain Scale (VAS) numbering 0-10 (0 = patient is experiencing NO pain at all; gradually increasing to 10 = patient is experiencing the worst imaginable pain). Telehealth can also help manage chronic conditions that require maintenance visits to minimise symptoms that affect activities of daily living. It can also be used as a tool to progress and update rehab programs when Hands-on visits are not essential.
While we are encouraging TeleHealth appointments to be the first point of call if the patient is not progressing or symptoms, pain levels and range of movement regress we will then recommend that the patient book an IN-CLINIC appointment.
Patients experiencing high levels of pain on the VAS scale (7-10/10), changes to sensation including tingling, numbness, pins and needles, ACUTE injuries which have come on quickly and intensely, or debilitating pain, headaches or vertigo are recommended to book an IN-CLINIC appointment with Katie or Pru who will be providing care on alternate weeks.
REMEMBER WE WILL ALL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER!