Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions

by (Physiotherapist)

Here are some frequently asked questions we get around Telehealth consultations!

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What are Telehealth consultations?

Essentially Telehealth consultations are a form of online consultation that allows patients to receive essential health services without direct physical contact. Not only this, but Telehealth provides an alternative for people who are overseas, home-bound or unable to make it to the clinic for any reason.

Telehealth consultations can be done from the comfort of your own home at a time convenient for you. In the event you sustain an injury or are managing a condition previously treated with allied health consultations, Telehealth allows us to help you, so you may back to doing the things you love as soon as possible.

Are there any conditions/injuries you can’t treat though Telehealth?

In short, the answer is no. There is always something that can be done to carry out assessments and treatments via Telehealth. While we can’t apply “hands-on” techniques like massage, manipulations and dry needling, there is research that shows the effectiveness of Telehealth consultations.

As healthcare professionals, we are trained in exercise prescription, active (patient-involved) rehabilitation, lifestyle advice, workplace modifications and self-treatment techniques. Current research supports these “active” techniques in producing long-term health benefits.

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Hello from Borneo!

by (Osteopath & Exercise Scientist)

Days 1-5

After two flights, a few movies and some DF shopping for Lindt chocolate, I was greeted in Balikpapan, Borneo by one of the staff, Eman, and his big bright almost toothless grin. It was dark as we drove out of town for an hour or so to get to the lodge. It had been raining so the adventure began straight away as we slipped our way up the 4WD road with Eman and I laughing over the 4WD fun, and the fact that we pretty much couldn’t understand each other’s language.

 We arrived at the Eco Lodge where I am spending two weeks with some likeminded people helping to enrich the lives of the Orangutan’s and Sun Bears’s that call this sanctuary home. For some, I have learnt, it will be a permanent home sadly, but for most it is a temporary home while they are on their way to rehabilitation and release back to the wild.

 Our job for this two weeks; help the team wherever and however we can.

 Generally our day starts at 7am with an amazing Indonesian breakfast made by the staff. Work starts at 8am, and as we are all still in the read more »

Posture – a pivotal role in injury prevention

by (Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor)

Posture – a pivotal role in injury prevention.

So many of us spend hours and hours sitting at a desk, so engrossed in our work that we forget about our bodies and what they are doing. We often start out with good intentions but as the day goes on we become more consumed with the work in front of us and these good intentions fly out the window. Often fatigue sets in and our shoulders will start to round, our upper back starts to slump and our chin pokes forward. This places unnecessary strain on the joints, muscles and ligaments of our back and neck and often leads to pain. Commonly this type of injury will gradually build up over time until we break the habit of poor posture.

**On the other hand it is also important not to sit too rigid and straight as this overloads the muscles of your back and neck also leading to injury. A fine balance is needed!

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Some helpful tips to achieve good posture and prevent back or neck pain…

Place a lumbar support at your lower back. This will encourage an upright spine and aid a balanced … read more »