Video Telehealth Physical Therapy in Toronto

Video tele-health physical therapy is a service we offer to clients who are not able to make it to the clinic.

Video physiotherapy treatment is just like FaceTime, we can assess, diagnosis and provide physiotherapy, we can see you educate, provide exercise, self-care techniques and strategies to treat your problem however of course we cannot touch you.

As with all treatment sessions, your physiotherapist will be able to see your arm or leg, for example, and watch how you perform range of motion of that joint and listen to you describe when and where in your movement pattern your pain comes on. Sometimes, just a conversation alone can help you when you are injured. Some of the common things treated are

Conditions Treated

Some of the common things treated are:

  • Any musculoskeletal injury
  • Arthritis
  • Acute back and neck pain
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Accidents
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Balance problems
  • Postural disorders
  • ACL knee surgery
  • Joint reconstruction and replacement
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive strains
  • Rotator cuff
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc
  • And others

Booking a Session

We recommend that you contact us directly at 416 960-4689. A physiotherapist will speak with you to determine exactly what the best approach is for you and we will then book an appointment for you. You can also book online directly by selecting the Video treatment option.

If you are already enrolled at Healthfx Physiotherapy, your therapist can also help out! At Healthfx Physiotherapy we are happy to help the people of Toronto get access to physical therapy in whichever way suits them best.

Your First Session

To prepare for your first session so that you are comfortable and ready to get to work when your therapist sends you a link to connect to the video tele-health physical therapy sessions, we recommend you do the following:

  • Be sure to wear clothing you feel comfortable in. Your therapist will likely be evaluating your mobility and strength so you’ll want to be able to move easily.
  • Be prepared to answer questions regarding the nature and extent of your problem. This could also include questions about pre-existing conditions, allergies and phobias.
  • Bring your best attitude! A lot of physical therapy is about having the drive to do the work. It is quite likely that your therapy will start at your first appointment, so be prepared to jump right in.

What Will Be Involved?

Your therapist will be able to address many problems during your sessions including:

  • Pain
  • Balance
  • Endurance limitations
  • Short-term or long-term injury
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Trouble managing daily tasks

Strategies that may be applied as part of your therapy can include, but are not limited to:

  • Soft tissue techniques using various tools that you have already have
  • Exercise and movement
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balance training
  • Postural corrections
  • Ergonomic adaptations
  • Fitness programs
  • Injury preventions programs

Moving Forward

Telehealth video physical therapy is available as a one-time consult, ongoing or as a set number of treatments. Depending on your condition, you may also decide as you go.

If you are recovering from an accident or other reason for hospitalization, your therapist will encourage you to reach a point in your occupational rehabilitation where you can begin to make visits to the Healthfx Physiotherapy clinic.

While the advantages of telehealth video therapy are many, there are disadvantages as well in the form of limitations to the type of therapy you could be receiving. Rehabilitation practices such as electrotherapy and hydrotherapy are only available in controlled environments and if one of these is ideal for your condition, it would be beneficial for you to work towards visiting the clinic.

No matter what your ailment is, our therapists are here to help you move forward at a pace that is best for you.