Getting Started With Exercise Physiology Via Telehealth Consults
Benefits of Exercise Physiology Telehealth Consults
Easy to access for people experiencing travel difficulties or during COVID -19 crisis
Online Learning is an Effective and Engaging Learning Tool to assist clients with learning about the management of their health condition through exercise.
Sessions can assist clients with accessing additional health education and health management resources through podcasts, videos and other learning platforms
Prescribed exercises can then be accessed via the Physiapp Online program or via hard copy
Easy to include exercise progressions, record exercise feedback and monitor exercise progress
Telehealth can become a beneficial tool to promote exercise independence for many clients
How Much Do Exercise Physiology Telehealth Sessions Cost?
Exercise Physiology Telehealth Consults can be bulkbilled through Medicare with a GP referral and/or Care Plan Consults are also available through approved NDIS participants and Workcover participants Private Fee consults are also available at Medicare rates whilst the COVID -19 virus restrictions are in place
How to Book Your Exercise Physiology Telehealth Session?
Bookings can be made via the following options: Phone our office at Nowra Allied Health Centre on 0244216030
What Is Involved in an Initial Exercise Physiology Telehealth Consult?
Initial Telehealth Consults cover the same as a face to face session. Your Exercise Physiologist will ask you the following questions:
Your health history
Why your GP referred you?
Your exercise history and current exercise goals
Your exercise barriers
Your Exercise Physiologist will then discuss strategies to assist with including more movement into your daily schedule.
How Will Your Exercise Program be Designed and Monitored?
Your Exercise Physiologist will discuss the most appropriate exercise for your condition and will discuss the evidence behind the program that has been designed for you. These strategies may include linking you to the Physiapp program to help you to record your exercise or providing a print out for you to read through.
A follow up session may be booked to discuss how your exercise is progressing
An email or phone call will also be provided to check on your program during the initial weeks of your program.
Using the Physiapp Program
At BrainFit Exercise Physiology, we pride ourselves in offering our patients the latest technologies to help you achieve your outcomes. To create your tailored exercise programs we use a brand new app called PhysiApp. PhysiApp lets you complete your prescribed exercise program by following crystal-clear, narrated exercise videos. PhysiApp is completely free to download from the App store and Google Play store or can be accessed via your browser. Built-in reminders help you to stay on track towards a better you!
The Physiapp Program has a wonderful support page that assist clients by providing easy to following videos that explain how to find Physiapp on your computer or download the app on your Ipad/ tablet or Smart Phone
Please visit the Physiapp Support page for these links by pressing the button below
Physiapp is a safe, secure and easy to use program you can use on your Ipad, smart phone, tablet or computer
If you are confident using email, you will be sent an email to access your individual Physiapp Program online
You will also be emailed a link to the Physiapp Support Page which will help you to understand the program
It is important to know that the Physiapp program is cost free for you as the client and does not ask for your date of birth, or credit card number
To sign in you will need your code which will be emailed and SMSed to you and your year of birth
What if You Are Not Confident With Using Technology?
If technology is not something you are confident with, then telehealth can also occur over the phone as an initial contact. This phone call will involve discussing the reasons your GP has requested assistance for you to keep moving and your own movement goals. This phone call telehealth session may also assist with you with connecting you to technology for future consults.
Telehealth Options for Non- Technology Based Learners
In some cases, this initial phone call may be able to link you to other methods to keep you moving such. This could involve putting together an “Exercise Care Pack" This care pack can be left in a safe place outside your home. Your pack may include items such as rubber therabands, small 20cm exercise ball and a printed sheet of your start up exercises . your care pack may also include information regarding additional services that may assist you.
Learning More About Your Condition through Via Telehealth Exercise and Health Education
Exercise physiology may also include the provision of evidence-based exercise /health education Links to evidence-based education may include providing with links to podcasts, you tube clips and other educational material. If an Exercise Physiology Telehealth Consult results in participants becoming independent, confident learners and exercisers….. Then the telehealth consult is a success!!!
Pages to View Before You Get Started with Your Telehealth Session