Following a 3 meter fall from a rooftop, Geoffrey required post-operative recover assistance and accessed Albury Wodonga Health’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Telehealth. Recovery involved an extensive exercise program, as Geoffrey had not only broken his ankle,
sternum and rib, but also tore his ankle ligaments and suffered a spinal fusion and right scalp haematoma.
“Following a visit to my home approximately one week after discharge from Albury Hospital, both the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist, set me up with an exercise program using Telehealth.” Geoffrey explained.
“I found the Telehealth exercise programme to be excellent … and as my recovery progressed, the programme was modified as required”.
Geoffrey undertook weekly Telehealth sessions with Physiotherapist Lorraine O’Hare, and attributes his speedy recovery to her guidance and support.
When asked to comment on his experience, Geoffrey said he found Telehealth very easy to follow.
“The verbal and video instructions were succinct and demonstrative. In fact, I have ‘saved’ the exercises to my computer and I am doing the more advanced exercises on a daily basis.”
“On the whole, the Telehealth system, in my case, took away the need to ever physically attend the Wodonga Hospital. I highly recommend Telehealth to anyone- 10/10!!”