Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care and exercise services remotely and manage your health. It provides you with the ability to still receive specialist health care without the need to travel. Read more about it here.
When access to an accredited exercise professional is difficult due to location or condition, telehealth is an excellent way to keep in touch. An accredited exercise professional will have their own software in place that will allow you to connect online to run through your programs.
The truth is you don’t need to be a techwhiz to use telehealth. If you have a smart phone (a phone with internet and a camera) or a computer with internet access and a webcam, then you have everything you need to access telehealth. Different health practitioners use different programs to provide telehealth services, but most will provide you with instructions and offer support to get you set up. Security online is a concern for many people; we recommend finding a platform that is designed for healthcare so that it’s secure and meets privacy standards.
If you have any concerns, talk to your local accredited exercise professional and they will give you a full rundown on what to expect from telehealth and what you will need.