My name is Evie Martin, I’m an Irish physiotherapist living in Norway.
I had already been doing secure video consultations prior to the Covid-19 outbreak. It was therefore relatively easy for me and my patients to move over to online treatment in the interests of preventing the spread of infection.
Now, even after physio clinics in Norway have reopened, I’m continuing to treat many of my patients online because:
- It’s the preferred option for many patients, pandemic or not. Some of my patients just prefer seeing me from their own home, particularly those who find it difficult to travel, such as older patients who perhaps don’t drive and people with disabilities.
- I have found that patients absolutely can be effectively treated and helped by video consultation, and I think this option should continue to be available to people when the pandemic is over.
It has become and important project for me personally and professionally to encourage healthcare professionals and patients everywhere to use video consultations as I think both clinicians and patients have a lot to gain from this approach.
I have done my best to achieve this by contacting physios in Norway, Ireland and the UK to set up the PhysiosOnline network. My wife Christine set up and runs the website. For us, this is a totally voluntary project. We receive no payment for running the project and have instead requested that members contribute to GiveWell’s Maximum Impact Fund.
I receive no payment, no money, no funds whatsoever from any of the physiotherapists listed on this site, or from anyone else, in order to run this project. This is fine with me, since this project has cost me a minimal amount of money. There has obviously been a significant time investment by me and my wife, but we consider this to be time well spent.
I hope this website helps physiotherapists to share their expertise with the public.
I hope this website helps patients to access the high-quality and skilled help that they need to help themselves
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