How does virtual Physiotherapy work?
Believe it or not, we can do most of our role as Chartered Physiotherapists without using our hands. We most commonly will recommend a video consultation via Zoom. Our team are happy to walk you through how you access Zoom and use this free meeting service. This platform has been chosen in line with GDPR guidance, to provide a secure online room for us to look after you in. You will need a quiet and private space, with enough room for you to do some movement and good internet connection.
How does a video consultation and treatment work?
Incredibly similar to our ‘in clinic’ service, our aim is to empower and educate you and to allow you to feel great and achieve your goals.
The majority of our degree training as Physios is in observational skills; watching how you move (assessing your range of motion), which muscles you use (how strong you are in certain areas) and analysing the order in which your body synthesises your moves.
Secondly, we rely on the information you give us: the ‘mechanism of injury’ this often gives us all we need to know in order to make a solid diagnosis, as injuries quickly fall into diagnostic categories for us.
Once we have made a diagnosis with you we will outline our recommended plan of attack to get you feeling great as fast as possible.
We will create a bespoke exercise programme for you and you will have access to the pictures and videos via the Physiotec app or on a desktop.
You will have access to us via email and we can help you along the way with any questions you may have.
Do I need to bring anything?
It may be useful to have:
A foam roller (rolling pin/ barbell / frozen plastic bottle),
A massage ball (tennis ball / cricket ball),
An exercise band (pair of tights/ weights/ can of beans/ small dog)
But none of this is necessary.
What symptoms can we best treat virtually?
Many conditions are best treated ‘hands off’ to get the optimum long-term outcomes for example:
Low back pain
Neck and upper back pain / stiffness
Sport related injuries
What is a Virtual Physio:Pilates 1:1 session?
These sessions are run by Chartered Musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapists, they are experts in their field and will provide you with an individualised programme with detailed cues and tips in order to get the optimum results.
What To Expect From a Virtual Dynamic Pilates 1:1?
Expect to be professionally guided through a Classic Pilates workout tailored to your specific needs and personal goals, but with some Reform extras.
The Certified instructor will cue you while observing your movements and offering demonstrations.
If you have other pieces of small equipment the instructor can show you how to use them effectively.
A detailed plan will be made for your sessions and this will be discussed and advised in your first trial class.
What to Expect from a Virtual Dynamic Pilates Class?
Even the Doctors have been recommending that in order to stay healthy during the enforced time at home that you unplug for an hour a day and exercise!
During our classes do not expect just a teacher show… it is more than that! You will delve into a Pilates routine with like-minded people following the instructor’s steps and detailed cues, with individualised feedback where necessary.
Feel part of a community virtually – FOR NOW!
Our Pilates classes are perfect for you at home during this time.
We encourage you to:
Push the work to one side,
Lock the kids (and the dog!) out of the room,
Set the lighting dim,
Get the right tunes on
And give yourself some you time with our expert certified Pilates instructors.
The sessions will take place via Zoom: https://zoom.us/ But we will send you all the information that you need an hour before the class. You will need either a smart phone / tablet or laptop with a camera and the internet to take part.
Try to make sure that you have enough space for a mat and to stretch your arms and legs.
It is often useful to have a ledge or a stool nearby in case you need help with balance in some standing exercises and if you have any weights or bands, your instructor can show you how to use them (to add a little Reform Physio spice!)
Why is this different to personal training?
We most commonly work with clients that have an injury or a niggle and they still want to either train appropriately around it, or need treatment with exercise to remedy their symptoms. BUT, usually BOTH!
Do I need to bring anything?
No equipment required.
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Having felt very unfit due to lack of exercise I started with Emma some weeks ago to improve flexibility and strength and am loving getting my body moving more. Also I feel so secure and comfortable with the workout programme Emma chooses which is nicely challenging for my fitness level and makes me feel much better from week to week!! Just what I needed.
Three years ago, at the age of 57, I decided to take up Pilates to help my body to move more freely and I am so glad that I found Emma who has been an amazing teacher, fully understanding my limitations and successfully working with me to improve my flexibility, core strength and posture.
I initially sort treatment to manage severe chronic neck pain from Cervical spondylitis. I was also due for a knee replacement, both degenerative conditions. Emma is highly skilled in the precise attention to the details of rehabilitation. Her ability to focus intently on 3 clients with different health issues in the same session is constant. It is that energetic approach that has resulted in my ability to build strength and to retain overall function. My neck pain has reduced considerably and I was able to recover from the knee surgery rapidly.