How can an osteo clinic offer telehealth, I hear you ask? Well, the answer is very successfully! There’s lots of things we can do on a video call, including:
Breathing and Long Covid: We can assess your breathing in an online consult, and prescribe breathing retraining techniques. A lot of the diagnosis is via evidence-based questionnaires, as well as watching and listening to how you breathe.
Paediatrics: Telehealth osteopathy makes it a breeze for parents to connect with us for common musculoskeletal conditions that babies can have, including neck rotation preferences and head asymmetry. As well as advice on exercises and positioning, we can teach parents gentle infant massage techniques they can confidently and safely do from home.
Rehabilitation: Recovering from surgery or an injury? With virtual visits you’ll receive personalized exercise programs and advice to regain mobility and speed up your recovery, all from the comfort of your home.
Mastitis Management: You don’t have to leave the house to get treatment – we can teach you how to deal with engorgement, blocked ducts and mastitis, help you manage your symptoms and advise if and when to seek help from your GP.
We’re offering telehealth because there’s lots of reasons why people find it hard to get in to see us in person. For some it’s because they’re remote or rural and live outside of Canberra, but there’s lots of people who struggle with time, or transport, or because of health issues such as long covid that make it hard to leave the house. It’s a great option for all our Defence and DFAT families that are on postings too.
In a nutshell, telehealth is redefining healthcare accessibility, and there’s so much we can do to help via a video consultation. If you’re finding it hard to get in to see us in person, we’d love to see your face on our computer screen instead. When you book in, choose a Telehealth option, and we’ll see you soon!