COVID19: offering telehealth consultations!

It is crucial for Physio Borealis to continue supporting women through their pregnancy and postnatal journey despite the COVID19 outbreak.

In a time where you need support more than ever to maintain a healthy pregnancy or heal after Baby, social distancing can feel extremely stressful due to the lack of access to health care resources.

By providing our clients with the telehealth option, we will ensure to support them via recommendations for symptoms management, education and sharing appropriate resources.

PRENATAL TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION
Get recommendations about symptoms management such as:

  • Urine leakage
  • Vaginal heaviness
  • Constipation, hemorrhoids
  • Back, pelvic or hip pain
  • Diastasis recti / abdominal separation

Receive education about how to best prepare your body for birth:

  • Which core and pelvic floor exercises to do during pregnancy?
  • How to stretch your perineum to decrease risk of tearing and pain during the pushing stage?
  • Best positions to protect your pelvic floor during pushing?
  • Things that can help to decrease pain during labour?
  • How to push safely and effectively?

POSTNATAL TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION

Get recommendations about symptoms management such as

  • Urine leakage
  • Bowel issues / constipation management
  • Vaginal heaviness / prolapse
  • Back, pelvic or hip pain
  • Diastasis recti / abdominal separation
  • Vaginal tear & painful sex
  • Csection scar sensitivity / massage techniques

Get an early start on your recovery

  • Which core and pelvic floor exercises to do?
  • How to heal your diastasis recti / abdominal separation?
  • How to safely return to activities post partum?

Learn about resources to help your post partum journey

  • Referrals to health care providers who offer online services (ex: lactation/sleep consultants, naturopaths, etc…)

ONLINE FOLLOW UP (available for all of our clients)

Check in with me about

  • How to progress your home exercise program
  • How to manage your symptoms

WHAT MATERIAL DO I NEED FOR A TELEHEALTH SESSION?
An internet connection of 15 Mbps or more (check out your internet speed at fast.com)
A computer, smart phone or tablet, as well as the Jane Video app (only if using a phone or tablet)

HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. Book your Telehealth session through my online booking system
2. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to access your video call
3. At the time of your appointment, click on the link and log into your account.
4. That’s it! Your video session will start 🙂

More info about the process can be found here

IS TELEHEALTH COVERED BY INSURANCE?

We encourage you to contact your insurance provider and ask them if they cover telehealth physiotherapy services.

Sunlife and Canada Life have both confirmed that they will cover for physiotherapy services delivered through Telehealth.

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