As technology advances, it changes the way in which healthcare is provided to patients in Australia. One area of growth in Telehealth is physiotherapy, whereby patient care is becoming more accessible and effective than ever before.
Coviu’s video consultation software allows healthcare providers to host online sessions with patients, providing a range of benefits including:
- Increased access for rural and remote patients, due to the reduction of barriers such as travel distance. Currently, 60% of rural and remote Australian communities do not have access to a physiotherapist, suggesting a significant opportunity for Telehealth to bridge this gap.
- Increased flexibility, as healthcare professionals can provide video visits from their offices or the comfort of their own homes.
- Maximised income as more online appointments can fit into daily schedules, due to the reduction of no-shows and cancellations. Patients can attend a session from their own homes, at a time that best suits them, and healthcare providers can finally be adequately compensated for after-hours calls.
An example of a Coviu call between a health care provider and patient
Even if patients are not rural or remote dwellers, Telehealth has a great impact on general recovery. Various international studies have revealed that adherence to home-based recovery programs based on exercises for cardiac surgery, hip replacement and knee surgery, significantly improve patient outcomes. Patients are proven to increase muscle strength, restore mobility and experience shorter recovery times.
Quick and simple video visits are a great way to ensure your patients are keeping on track with their assigned recovery plan, and to identify any red flags that may require further inspection.
Coviu features allow you to not only demonstrate the exercises to be done, but you can also refine your patients’ form, share photos, scans, documents and screens with patients when needed.
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Biosymm – one of Australia’s largest physiotherapy providers and a Coviu customer, has integrated tele physiotherapy into their work with major industrial, mining and rail clients, experiencing notable success.
Overall, Coviu’s video consultation software is great for physiotherapists, as it makes patient check-ups a breeze. Travel time, patient cancellation and no-shows are reduced, whilst your income is maximized.