These virtual, or Telehealth, appointments are very easy to use. Our appointment and booking system, called Jane App, has built-in their own Online Appointment platform so you don’t need to remember another password! These video sessions are provided within the secure infrastructure that meets all privacy standards. This means that all the traffic flows directly between each user’s web browser .The traffic is also encrypted in transit and none of the data is stored anywhere at any time. This approach ensures our online appointments are PIPA compliant and addresses the major privacy concerns that Alberta physiotherapy clinics and patients have around telehealth. You can use Jane App on a Chrome browser on your laptop. Or, you can download the app for iPads and iPhones.
How do Online appointments work?
You can simply sign up for a Physiotherapy session or Movement class on our online booking site or call us at 403 249 5253 and we will get you booked. We then send you an email to remind you of the technology you need (just a laptop with a camera and microphone!). Don’t worry; we build in a lot of extra time for our first call with you.
A little bit of trouble shooting with us at the helm gets you underway in no time. Once you see your Physiotherapist or Pilates teacher on the screen you are good to go! You will be amazed at what we can accomplish in our virtual setting. In fact, being able to see you in your home setting helps us understand your environment better which allows us to give you really personalized advice.
How can Online appointments help me?
For so many of our appointments that we have typically seen in-person, we are able to seamlessly transition your appointments to online. We are able to observe a wide range of postural, physical, and movement strategies and able to prescribe exercises to help improve your pain and physical limitations. We get you to be our hands for us and we work together to understand what your body needs.
Evaluate global spinal and joint mobility, strength, and function
Provide advice and strategies to use at home to manage pain, stiffness, and general discomfort
Advise and progress physiotherapy exercises to help you improve
Evaluate injuries sustained in a car accident (MVA) and offer self-treating advice
Provide required documentation such as AB2 and AB4 forms after an car accident
Understand your bladder, bowel and sexual health through conversation
Verbal direction of pelvic floor basics including education regarding prolapse, incontinence and bowel dysfunctions. *Please note there is no observation of the pelvic floor region*
Prenatal education and advice on labour and delivery positions, effective pushing techniques, perineal massage
Postnatal education and advice on diastasis recti (abdominal separation), care of scar tissue, and helping your pelvic floor and abdomen recover after delivery, including C-sections.
Help parents understand their child’s therapy treatment plan; this may include pediatric developmental delay, torticollis and plagiocephaly
Instruct and guide parents on how to assist and perform their child’s home therapy program
Progress treatment exercises
For your Pilates, Therapeutic Movement:
Create new and continue with current Pilates & movement programs while clients are at home
Instruct clients on new ways they can self-release and self-massage with exercises and techniques
What our patients are saying about Online appointments:
“Thank you for valuable and needed information. I enjoyed the session and found it very useful. Having this medium to provide care gave me comfort that one is not left alone during this unfortunate pandemic. It is great to see that health professionals like yourself by thinking outside the box can provide us, the patients, and the needed care which helps us in other ways to cope with this situation.” Recent Telehealth User
Can I use my health insurance plan for online sessions?
Just as you would for an in-clinic visit, you may submit our receipt to your extended healthcare benefit plan, but please note that some insurance companies provide different coverage for in-person and telehealth appointments. Please check with your provider regarding your eligibility for coverage. We are able to provide direct billing for some of these insurance companies.