Photo by Pixabay. Written by Madison Pribula
During this very confusing time, there have been a number of alterations and changes to our daily lives and activities, including moving from face-to-face appointments to online telehealth sessions. It is a new way of living that unfortunately, we may need to get used to for the time being in order to stop the spread and remain safe.
Telehealth sessions can be quite an anxious and apprehensive shift as for many, it is something we are experiencing for the first time. It is not always the norm to talk to your local GP, therapist, or doctor through a video call or phone conference. These confusing and anxious feelings are completely normal to feel.
While many are wondering how effective telehealth sessions can be in regards to face-to-face and whether this is something you wish to proceed with treatment, we can assure you that BodyMatters have implemented telehealth for a number of years and evidence has shown that it can be just as effective to continue ongoing therapy. There is a strong evolving evidence base that telehealth services, in particular for the treatment of eating disorders, is an effective mode of treatment. These studies have primarily targeted those living in rural and remote settings who require this mode of delivery.
Currently, at BodyMatters, ⅓ of our clients already receive treatment via telehealth due to their rural or remote location. We provide services to clients all over Australia for eating, weight, and body image concerns and as a practice utilise a secure software called Zoom to provide these services. We are confident that we can continue with treatment via Zoom during this health crisis.
If you have any questions or concerns about telehealth services, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to answer any queries that you may have.