Video consultations allow us to take a full clinical history of your injury/condition, from which we are usually 95% sure of a diagnosis. The physical examination in normal circumstances will confirm and consolidate our clinical impression. In the absence of a physical examination we ask the patient to locate pain and feedback to us. For many conditions this is equally as effective.
When teaching exercises, we will perform the drills as we would in clinic and then ask the patient to replicate what we have done. We can then watch and make suggestions if required. One advantage of a “virtual” in home consultation is that we can sometimes identify a chair, table, step, or piece of equipment that can be adapted specifically to a particular exercise. We can also assess a patient’s home office and ergonomic arrangement.