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*Move Kids Physio Clinic is currently at maximum capacity and will not be taking any new clients until September 2022.

Services

Telephysio

 

I am offering free telephysio or online video consultations which are secure to all parents of children residing in Ireland up until May 16th 2020. I understand that there can be long waiting times for therapies for certain children hence the offer of free video consultations. I have started a clinical practice in Co. Monaghan but with the current restrictions in place I have decided to continue on with video consultations to meet demand. I have found the video consultations to be very effective from the point of view that the child is observed in their own home where they are most comfortable and perform like they would normally which improves the quality and accuracy of assessment and follow on treatment. The video assessments are observational and play based for the younger children and more functional task based for the older children. Videos are never recorded and are easy to set up as long as the parent has a laptop or ipad or smart phone with an integrated camera. The approach I take is the goal directed task oriented approach which is in line with best practice in paediatric physiotherapy and is suitable for video consultations. 

For further and illustrated guidance as to how telephysio works have a look at this handy guide:

https://www.crenewbornmedicine.org.au/media/dzgdc4zm/a-telehealth-guide-for-families_cre_uom.pdf

 

After May 2020, fees for telephysio/online video consultations are as follows:

Initial assessment (1 hour): 50 euro

Follow up treatment (30 mins): 30 euro 

During the Covid 19 pandemic up until May 16th 2020, I will offer a free online video consultation to determine your child's physiotherapy requirements. All you need is a smart phone or ipad or laptop with a webcam for the video consultation. I will email you a link to access the video consultation. For the consultation I will ask you to turn your camera to video your child so I can observe her/him playing as she/he normally would in her/his home environment. For older children, I will ask them to perform certain functional tasks depending on their ability levels. I will also be assessing movement patterns, abilities, functional range of movement and strength which can be assessed via video. Video consultations will never be recorded. Only tasks will be carried out as part of the video assessment procedure with parental consent. Based on the assessment findings and in consultation and agreement with the child and parents, a physiotherapy programme will be devised and the child (as age allows) and parents will be coached how to implement this at home, in school, everyday life as appropriate. Goals will also be set and agreed. Follow up if desired and as appropriate will be agreed and scheduled. A few distinct advantages to video consultations is convenience for parents and children, children are generally more comfortable in their own homes and therefore perform more naturally which enhances the accuracy of assessment. Video consultations are less costly such as less or no time off work/school, cheaper than clinic based appointments and no travel costs. They have also been shown to be as effective as clinic based appointments in research to date. Please refer to telephysio services below for fees after May 2020. 

 

 

Follow up Sessions

During the Covid 19 pandemic, follow up appointments can take place by video consultation. Individualised goals focused play and routines based therapy programmes will be monitored, reviewed and progressed as appropriate. Please refer to telephysio services below for follow up fees.

Depending on Covid 19 restrictions, I am available for home, school and creche visits as appropriate. Fees will apply depending on travel and location. Please contact me for further details.

Reports & Letters

Initial Assessment

The initial assessment appointment can take place in clinic (Cookstown Co. Tyrone) or by video consultation. 

There are two types of paediatric assessment:

1. Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Assessment includes a thorough examination of your child's muscle tone, muscle strength, flexibility, biomechanics, posture, movement patterns & standardised assessment of balance, co-ordination & motor skills following a short interview with parents to get some background information. The initial assessment a follow up report summary of standardised test scores, assessment findings and a home programme as needed.

 

Cost for initial assessment (neurodevelopmental under 4's): £70

Cost for initial assessment (neurodevelopmental over 4's): £90

2. Paediatric Musculoskeletal Assessment includes a thorough examination of your child's muscle tone, muscle strength, flexibility, biomechanics, posture & movement patterns following a short interview with parents to get some backgorund information. This assessment does not include standardised assessment of balance, co-ordination and motor skills. The initial assessment includes a follow up home programme as needed.

 

Cost for initial assessment (musculoskeletal under 4's): £50

Cost for initial assessment (musculoskeletal for over 4's): £70

 

Please get in contact by using the contact form or by emailing movekidsphysio@outlook.com or by phone on: +447485101665 if you would like to find out which assessment (neurodevelopmental or musculoskeletal) is best for your child.

 

 

 

 

Follow up Sessions

Follow up sessions can be agreed and scheduled at the initial consultation. Follow up appointments can take place in clinic or via remote video consultation depending on client preference. A discount of 15% is offered to those who opt for regular (weekly/fortnightly) follow up.

Cost per follow up session (neurodevelopmental under 3's): £60        Cost per follow up session (musculoskeletal under 3's): £40 

Cost per follow up session (neurodevelopmental over 3's): £80           Cost per follow up session (musculoskeletal over 3's): £60       

Home visits

Depending on your child and family circumstances, I am available for home visits, depending on location and if appropriate. Fees will apply depending on travel and location. Please contact me for further details.

Video consultations

A few distinct advantages to video consultations are:

  • Convenience for parents and children 

  • Improved flexibility - appointments can be arranged that suits the child's and family's routine/schedule.

  • Less cost - less time off work/school, cheaper than clinic based appointments, no travel costs and environmentally friendly.

 

The video assessments are observational and play based depending on the child's age and are particularly suited to infant assessment and treatment. The online video platform that I use is GDPR compliant and therefore secure. Videos are never recorded and are easy to set up as long as the parent or carer has a laptop or smart phone with a webcam.

Reports & Letters

Fees for written reports including special educational and expert witness reports and letters are charged in respect to the time taken to prepare them. Please contact me for further details.

Please contact me directly for further information

          +447485101665 NI/UK

         

 

movekidsphysio@outlook.com