“I am in pain and need help now”
Imagine the scenario:
You wake up, you’re suddenly in pain and need help now.
Perhaps you leaned over to pick something up and you fall to the floor from the amount of back pain you experience (check out our other blog post about back pain).
Perhaps you have had a dull ache but the pain has been gradually increasing and is now unbearable back or neck pain.
You might even have leg or arm pain and don’t know what’s causing it.
You just want to know what’s causing your pain and what you can do about it!
You can’t take time off work.
You try ringing the GP at opening time and either can’t get an answer or they can’t see you today.
You don’t have time after school to drive to the hospital and wait in A+E for an unknown length of time.
You look up online to check out Dr. Google – it’s confusing, there’s so much information and you get more anxious about possible causes of your pain.
You try the first piece of self help advice but it doesn’t help.
Virtual Physio for those “I’m in pain and need help now” moments
Virtual Physiotherapy allows you to access the professional advice, education and rehabilitation strategies when you need it, to help you manage your own pain or injury.
Our online physio consultations gives you direct access to the help you need it whenever and wherever you are.
You can skip all the travelling.
You can book your appointment online so there’s no need to wait for someone to answer the phone.
You may even still have time to take the kids to school and pick them up (if your pain allows).
You don’t need to waste hours searching and sifting through Dr. Google for confusing advice that is not even tailored to your problem.
Tailored and relevant advice from a medical professional
We have over 50 years of combined knowledge and experience to best determine what is causing your problem. If we feel you need more specialist advice we also have the partners and links within the medical community to make sure you do get the best advice possible.
We keep up to date so you benefit from the most up to date scientific and evidence based advice about managing your injury.
The benefits of Virtual Physio include:
Whenever and wherever you need it
You can now speak with a Chartered Physiotherapist even while staying at home or while you are in work.
Physio gets to see the way you move
How you walk, how you move your shoulder, how you move the back, how you move the neck. We can see and hear your expressions when the pain comes on, how it comes on, how much pain you experience and we can see the skin and muscles, whether they’re red or swollen, or whether there’s visible muscle spasm.
Two way interaction
Unlike self help books and internet searches – our physio’s can ask the right questions, they can screen for red flags (things we need to refer onwards for further investigation) and they can see your facial expressions if something doesn’t make sense and needs greater explanation.
Online physiotherapy empowers you
There is a lot of scientific evidence that shows that doing the right exercises and loading the injured area appropriately provides excellent results. Online physio is all about providing you with the right information at the right time. If you ignore an injury and let it linger that’s when it can turn chronic. So that’s why getting the best advice early on in your rehab journey is so important.
Movement done the right way
Using video allows us to correct your posture, go through exercises and help you do the exercises right, progress your exercises should they be too easy and help you return to full strength by progressively and appropriately loading the injured area.
If you are interested in finding out more about our online physio consultations then check out our online rehab packages page here.
If you’re reading this blog and have got this far you may find our rehab package called “I’m in pain and need help now” useful. This is a one off diagnosis and advice style appointment and is aimed at giving you the correct tools and skills needed to help you manage your own pain.
If you would like to speak directly with a physiotherapist before making an appointment you can ring us on 028 9266 1435.