Telephone and video call physiotherapy – a virtual clinic

We are all getting our new routines going with life in self-isolation for some and social distancing for others, due to Covid 19. Imagine losing our fitness and respiratory function. Wellbeing, health, and fitness can all be affected quite quickly in the current situation. Help is available to give yourself back your freedom without fear of decreased respiratory function and general fitness. Tele-physiotherapy and video-conferencing physio can give you optimal health and wellbeing from the comfort or your own home.

Aoife Ni Eochaidh provides telephone and video call physiotherapy to keep up respiratory function, strength, and fitness, and provides all normal pelvic floor muscle treatment for bladder and bowel incontinence and prolapse too.

At risks groups such as those self-isolating and those that have tested positive, those who are recovering and have been discharged from hospital, or those recovering at home from Covid-19 can receive their physiotherapy by telephone and video calls.

People with diagnosed chronic health conditions (for example heart conditions, cancer, diabetes ), those that are newly post-op, new mothers, and the elderly need to be particularly careful to stay active, fit, and healthy when self-isolating indoors. These patients are being looked after in their own homes by telephone or video call physiotherapy. Aoife Ni Eochaidh advises all patients on an individual basis and provides help to get the technology working for the consultations with her. Many of her colleagues, including GPs, are also providing healthcare in this way, and it looks like it will be the way health and physiotherapy care will provided to many in the future. Don’t worry that telephone and video physiotherapy might not be as good as attending in person, a lot can still be achieved.

Aoife Ni Eochaidh, chartered physiotherapist and winner of the BPW and Irish Permanent Galway Young Business Woman of Year Award, is an experienced and passionate chartered physiotherapist who runs her private clinic normally from Suite 14, Bon Secours Consultant Clinic, Renmore, Galway. Telephone and video physiotherapy consultations are offered by phone, mobile devices, and tablets. It is a new venture and patients are being looked after to a high standard and are staying well.

It is very important to keep up optimal lung function and physical fitness during self-isolation. It’s never too late to begin physiotherapy, a 100-year-old muscle can be trained. Decreasing lung function can give breathing symptoms, decreased mobility, and poor strength and endurance. Aoife Ni Eochaidh cautions that when the body is not being exercised correctly it can be a real drain on our energy levels, it can affect our sleep and our ability to undertake our general day to day activities. Bowel dysfunction can particularly set in with decreased mobility, with symptoms of constipation, obstructed bowel, faecal urgency, and faecal incontinence. Aoife Ni Eochaidh can assist carers and family members with advice for loved ones to ensure their optimal fitness and good bowel function in these very challenging times. She also treat bladder and bowel incontinence, prolapse, sexual and erectile dysfunction, and all conditions related to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.

Aoife Ni Eochaidh uses modern, non-invasive, evidence-based, and currently portable technologies to treat the root cause and ensure excellent results. She is highly experienced and skilled in the use of a large tool box of treatments. She treats all age groups. Get your confidence and quality of life back, without fear due to Covid-19.

Talk to your doctor, or inquire with Aoife Ni Eochaidh about having your physiotherapy treatment by telephone or video call in the virtual clinic for physiotherapy for optimal respiratory function, fitness, muscle and bone health, and for chronic diseases. She also successfully treats conditions including urinary incontinence, prolapse (womb, bladder, or bowel ), obstructed defecation, colitis, vaginismus, pelvic pain, bed wetting, pregnancy and childbirth incontinence (including C section and most importantly for third degree obstetric tears ) and post-natal diastasis rectus, overactive bladder, cystitis, sexual and erectile dysfunction, and osteoporosis.

Aoife Ni Eochaidh ensures data management, storage as per Data Protection Act 2018, vigilance and cyber security measures are taken as per Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy Policy. The same high quality evidence based standard of physiotherapy that prevails in the normal face-to-face service are given in all telephone or video call consultations. Onward referral may be needed. Some cover is available with most health insurance companies and the Med 1 form.

Decreasing respiratory function, fitness, and wellbeing are awful, but with physiotherapy treatment the results are great. To book a physiotherapy appointment, a refresher pelvic physiotherapy appointment from the comfort of your own home, or for further information email [email protected] or call 087 2863013.


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