Chiropractic is evolving along with telehealth technology. Telemedicine is changing the way that patients receive services that were at one time only available during in-office visits. These online consultations will allow more people to access their healthcare remotely while promoting successful completion of treatment plans.
With revolutionary telehealth, patients are able to meet in real-time, rendering services over high-resolution video and audio. Although chiropractors will not be able to perform the traditional physical manipulation, also known as adjustments, there are other ways physicians can provide health care support to their patients.
Patients will have the opportunity to communicate with their health care provider about their symptoms, assess patient progress, address issues and offer self-care remedies as well as a personalized home exercise program. Patients should prepare for their upcoming telehealth appointment by having simple workout materials such as towel/resistance bands, lacrosse ball/golf ball/massage ball, foam roller, and a mat if possible. Post appointment your provider will e-mail a copy of your home exercise program that can be accessed at your leisure.
In today’s day and age, working from home has become the new norm, therefore it is essential to understand the importance of workspace ergonomics. Ergonomics refers to how the human body interacts with your work and environment. Home office ergonomic also means making your everyday office tools and resources readily accessible, thus making one more efficient and productive in their work. Following proper ergonomics can improve your productivity while allowing comfort and preventing repetitive stress and injury. Organizing your home office space and knowing proper ergonomics will not only improve the quality of your work but also will improve the quality of your mind and body.
Telemedicine allows technology to bridge the gap between patients and providers that will not only maintain the doctor-patient relationship but help patients develop confidence in providing care for their musculoskeletal conditions while allowing patients to confide in their doctor from the comfort and privacy of their own home.