2nd Location Now Open

#120-8805 Resources Rd, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 3A6

112-10 Street, Beaverlodge, AB, T0H 0C0

780-513-8313

Virtual Rehabilitation

Due to the changing landscape surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we are happy to announce our virtual rehabilitation services that are now open.  For more information please keep reading below or you can book an appointment by contacting us below.

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1. What will a virtual-rehab session look like?
You and your physical therapist will connect over a live video interface, similar to Skype or Facetime. Your therapist is able to conduct a complete and thorough assessment and treatment session remotely, including:
● Taking a full subjective history
● Analyzing movement patterns, range of motion, and strength
● Providing advice regarding pain control and education regarding your diagnosis
● Teaching self-manual therapy techniques
● Prescribing a personalized home exercise program

2. Will I get the same quality of treatment as a face-to-face treatment?
Yes! You will be provided with the same top-quality care and expertise your physical therapist provides during in-clinic treatments at Kinesis Physical Therapy Corp. Although the physical therapist’s hands-on therapy won’t be provided, they will teach you what to feel to ensure you are getting the most out of your assessment and treatments. Studies have shown virtual rehabilitation is valid in assessing much of what we do in-clinic, including: pain, swelling, range of motion, muscle strength, balance, gait, and functionality [1].

Use of tele-health dates back to 1959, when the University of Nebraska used real-time video to perform neurological consults [2]. Since this time, tele-health has evolved into a quality tool to provide speciality services to many, including physiotherapy care. Specifically, a study of 54 patients with knee osteoarthritis showed face-to-face treatments and virtual rehabilitation both improved scores on the KOOS (Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score) similarly, with no significant differences between groups [3].

3. What do I need?
● Computer or phone with: internet connection, camera, and microphone
● Internet connection
● E-mail account
● A comfortable environment and clothes to work in

4. How do I book an appointment?
Call us (780-513-8313) or e-mail us (physio@kinesispt.com) to book in at a time that is convenient for you. We will then send you a virtual rehabilitation consent form via e-mail.

5. Do I have to download anything?
Yes, a free app is available for your laptop or mobile device (https://zoom.us/download).

Your physical therapist will send you a personalized link prior to each appointment. Click this link and you’re in your appointment. We ask that you download the app prior to your treatment/assessment so that your session will run as smoothly as possible.

6. Is it secure?
Yes. Kinesis Physical Therapy Corp. has taken all necessary precautions to ensure your sessions stay private. We use a platform called Zoom for Healthcare, which is both PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) and PHIPA-compliant (Personal Health Information Protection Act). Videos and chats will never be stored, and all information is fully encrypted.

7. How much does it cost?
● Initial Assessment and Treatment $90
● Follow-up Treatment $65
● Concussion Assessment $150
● Concussion Treatment $100
● Pelvic Health Assessment $140
● Pelvic Health Treatment $85
● Ergonomic Assessment $150/hour

8. How do I pay for it?
We have 2 payment options:
● At the time of booking, your credit card information will be collected. Following your virtual session, payment will be processed and you will be e-mailed a receipt.
● E-transfer to physio@kinesispt.com before your appointment and you will be e-mailed a receipt.

9. Is virtual-rehab covered by my benefit plan?
We have been informed that many insurance providers are now covering virtual-rehab. However, it is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider to confirm the specifics of your plan.

10. Is virtual-rehab appropriate for me?
Virtual rehab is appropriate for many conditions we see in-clinic, including but not limited to:
● Musculoskeletal concerns (eg. low back pain, neck pain, other body pains)
● Post-surgical (hip, knee, shoulder surgeries)
● Pelvic health
● Ergonomic assessments (desk and working-area set-up)
● Concussion

If you and your physiotherapist believe virtual-rehab is not best suited for your concerns, an appropriate referral will be made.

References
[1] Mani, S., Joseph, L., Sharma, S., Omar, B., & Paungmali, A. (n.d). Validity and reliability of Internet-based physiotherapy assessment for musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review. Journal Of Telemedicine And Telecare, 23(3), 379-391.

[2] History or telemedicine (2015). Retrieved from http://mdportal.com/education/history-of-telemedicine/ on 03/28/2020.

[3] Azma, K., Rezasoltani, Z., Rezaeimoghaddam, F., Dadarkhah, A., & Mohsenolhosseini, S. (2017). Efficacy of tele-rehabilitation compared with office-based physical therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 24(8), 560–565. doi: 10.1177/1357633x17723368

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