What is Virtual Care ?
Virtual care is individualized, one-on-one physical therapy provided through a video conference using a phone, tablet, computer or smart TV. Your practitioner will perform an evaluation of your injury and limitations and develop a treatment plan tailored specifically to you.
With Virtual Care, we are able to see you in your home environment. This can give us a better understanding of your day-to-day life and allow us to evaluate and modify your movements as needed. Like an in-clinic visit, we can still perform a full-body assessment and review functional movements such as reaching overhead, lifting, squatting, kneeling, getting in and out of a chair.
Listening to your story and observing your movements tells us a lot about you. While we are unable to physically assess you 'hands on', we believe that listening and observing our patients is paramount to an effective plan of management.
We will be able to determine if virtual care is right for you and your specific condition(s), based on the nature of your injury and recommended treatment.
What to Expect
All recent evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of conditions such as back and neck pain; headache pain; shoulder, hip, knee and osteoarthritis pain recommend exercise and self-management strategies as an essential first-line therapy.
We can monitor your progress, make modifications to the current care plan, address questions and issues related to your current complaint, address lifestyle-related behaviours (e.g., nutrition, sleep, stress management), and provide coaching and support.
At the beginning of your session, we will review how the session will take place. Once we obtain consent to a virtual consultation, we will proceed with the assessment and/or treatment. In many ways, this will be very similar to an in-office visit.
Sessions typically last 15 to 30 minutes depending on the nature of your complaint. There will be plenty of time for questions about your treatment, privacy concerns and follow-up.
Is There Insurance Coverage?
While many insurance companies are accepting claims for virtual chiropractic care, we recommend that you confirm with your insurance company before booking your session.
As of April 3, 2020 we can confirm that the following extended health insurance companies are accepting claims for virtual chiropractic services: Manulife, Green Shield, Pacific Blue Cross, Medavie Blue Cross and Sunlife.
We are aware that this as the current situation (COVID-19) evolves, more extended carriers will accept claims for virtual care. Please contact your insurance company.
Is Virtual Care Secure and Private?
All virtual care sessions are provided through a secure, encrypted connection and are HIPAA and PIPEDA compliant.
Sessions are not recorded and only your practioner will be present for your appointment.
How Do I Make an Appointment?
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Tousignant, simply click here or on the button below. You will be taken to the Secure Mediseen Practitioner portal. If you would like to make an appointment with our physiotherapist, Nicole Gleason, send her an email request and she will arrange a virtual care appointment with you. Our nutritionist, Cynthia Love is offering telephone consultations. You can send an email request to book an appointment with Cynthia by clicking on the link below.
When you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will be asked to download an app from Google Play or from the App Store.
You will be asked to sign in (if you already have an account) or to sign up. If you are signing up for the first time, you will be asked to fill in the required fields as well as to create a password.
Once, you are on the Mediseen homepage, locate your practitioner. Then book your appointment. At this time, Dr. Tousignant is providing virtual care for his patients.