Telerehabilitation (Virtual) Physiotherapy

 

In response to COVID-19 and the directive handed down from the Government of Alberta, the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic has implemented virtual (or telerehabilitation) appointments to continue to meet the needs of our patients and all Albertans.

We pride ourselves in providing quality, evidence-based rehabilitation and taking our time with clients to give them the care that they need. This same approach will carry forward into our telerehabilitation services.


How does a telerehabilitation appointment work?

Patients looking for at-home exercises and education around managing their condition will benefit from our remote appointments. Our physiotherapists will conduct a detailed history of the injury or condition, and complete the required movement exam on video in order to provide recommendations based on the patients' specific needs - much the same as an in-person appointment.

After an assessment or follow-up reassessment, your physiotherapist will discuss the injury with you in detail, including the anatomy involved, any contributing factors related to the injury and how to adjust activity levels moving forward.

Physiotherapists will also go through and demonstrate any recommended exercises, and ensure you understand how to complete the movements assigned.

*The program being used for virtual appointments is Zoom.


Who does telerehabilitation benefit?

Our virtual appointments will benefit anyone who requires physiotherapy for managing and/or treating an injury or condition.

Any change in a person's regular routine can be cause for new injuries. Physical distancing has brought many changes to our regular routines - whether that be having to work from a less than ideal work station at home or taking up a new form of activity to try to remain active. We can provide assessments and treatment to help with the transition.

The clinic will also continue to help people with:

  • General sprains and strains
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Injuries related to WCB claims
  • Injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents.

Therapists and physicians can also provide recommendations for post-operative rehabilitation programs.

We are also happy to provide at-home exercise programs for general fitness, even if you don't have a pre-existing injury or condition.


What does telerehabilitation cost?

Telerehabilitation fees include:
$110 for a new assessment
$80 for a follow-up assessment

Please check with your insurance provider prior to booking to see if they provide coverage for virtual rehabilitation.


How can someone book a telerehabilitation appointment?

For those looking to access virtual appointments, the clinic is booking assessment and treatment sessions by phone at 780-407-5160.