Telehealth
Consultations

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is a service that uses video calling and other technologies to deliver health care and education to individuals who are physically unable to attend face-to-face appointments, or for those who have been placed in a Covid-19 lockdown.

What platform do you use for video consultations?

Our video consultations are delivered via Cliniko Telehealth, a secure platform designed specifically for healthcare professionals around the world.

How does a Telehealth appointment work?

Step 1. Schedule your Telehealth appointment via our online booking system on our website.

Step 2. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email which contains a link to join your appointment. This link will be activated 15 minutes prior to your appointment. 

 

If it is your first appointment, you will also receive a Patient Intake Form which must be completed prior to your appointment.

Step 3. To connect with your practitioner at the scheduled date and time of your appointment, all you need to do is click on the link provided in your confirmation email. Please make sure that your camera is set up so your therapist can see you from head to toe when carrying out the assessment portion of your appointment.

Which services can I make a Telehealth appointment for?

Telehealth appointments can be made for the following pregnancy & postnatal services:

  • Prenatal Corrective Exercise

  • Postnatal Corrective Exercise

  • Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation

  • Childbirth Education Class

  • Breastfeeding Education Class

  • Birth Planning Consultation

What can I expect during my Corrective Exercise appointments?

Initial Consultation:

  • Discussion about general health and pregnancy history

  • Evaluation of pain, discomfort, condition, or injury

  • Comprehensive assessment:

    • postural imbalances

    • joint limitations

    • muscular tension

    • pain and referral patterns

    • other contributing factors to your problem

  • Treatment plan & exercises

 

Following your appointment, your therapist will email you an individualised treatment plan which may include posture awareness exercises, muscle activation techniques, self-massage and trigger point release therapy, foam rolling, stretches, hot-cold therapy, a personalised corrective exercise program, and recommendations for follow-up treatment.

 

Additional pregnancy-specific exercises and techniques may also be provided throughout each trimester to help encourage optimal pelvic positioning and to prepare your body for labour, birth, and postnatal recovery.

 

Follow-up Consultations:

  • Re-assessment (posture, movement, pain, etc.)

  • Evaluation of treatment plan

  • Modification/Progression of exercises

  • 1:1 Corrective Exercise training session

Which conditions can be evaluated and treated without hands-on therapy?

Hands-on therapy such as remedial massage and myofascial cupping can provide great benefits in reducing pain and muscle tension, however it is not uncommon for these types of therapies to only offer a short-term solution to your problem.

 

This is where corrective exercise comes in. Our focus is to identify the root cause of your problem and implement changes to your day-to-day activities to help you achieve longer-lasting results!

 

Common pregnancy-related conditions that can be treated with a combination of corrective exercises and self-care techniques include:

  • Back pain

  • Tight neck and shoulders

  • Round ligament pain

  • SIJ discomfort

  • SPD / Pelvic girdle pain

  • Sciatica

  • Hip pain

  • Diastasis recti (Abdominal separation)

  • Pelvic floor weakness/tightness

  • Incontinence

  • Breathlessness

 

Certified in pre & postnatal corrective exercise and an extensive background in birth education and labour support, you can be rest assured that all exercises and advice recommended by your therapist are safe, effective and can result in a healthier pregnancy, better birth outcome, and faster postnatal recovery.

What should I wear to my appointment?

It is recommended that you wear the same type of clothing as you would when attending an exercise class (e.g. tank top and leggings). This will give you the ability to move freely and comfortably when performing your exercises and will also allow your therapist to complete a more accurate assessment of your posture and movements.