Telehealth and online consultancy
We are committed to continuity of care and developing connection with people in need all over Australia.
Do you live rurally or remotely where there is inadequate access to neurological speech pathology services?
Or do you prefer to attend online appointments in the comfort of your own home?
Gain equal access to our innovative service with our online platform – no matter where you live!
Revolutionary Telehealth Services at iBrain
As an expert in Neurological Speech Pathology, we regularly provide telehealth and online consultation to assist metro, regional, remote and interstate clients across different parts of Australia in receiving swallowing and communication support in their rehabilitation journey.
While our headquarters is in Melbourne, we are committed to continuity of care and developing connection with people in need all over Australia.
We use Zoom to connect with you through telehealth. You can access Zoom on your phone, tablet or computer. You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation and password before the session. Just click the link and you’re all ready to go.
During the session, you will receive therapy over the internet from our expert clinicians, and it will be confidential and private just like you’re receiving an in-person consultaton.
We specialise in the management of swallowing and communication difficulties associated with the neurological and disability populations with various conditions and complex needs:
➤ Stroke & Acquired Brain Injury
➤ Parkinson’s Disease and Atypical Parkinsonism
➤ Multiple Sclerosis
➤ Motor Neuron Disease
➤ Huntington’s Disease
➤ Primary Progressive Aphasia
➤ Intellectual Disability
➤ Other Progressive Neurological & Neuromuscular Conditions
The list is not exhaustive. If you have a condition or disability that is not listed above, please get in touch with us to discuss.
It's super easy to use!
Healthcare is a human right. No one should be denied rehabilitation because of their geographical location or personal circumstances. Telehealth empowers our clients to access the services that they need, anytime, anywhere in Australia.
As an innovative practice, we are the experts in using technology for healthcare. We make videoconferencing simple and user-friendly for our clients to access therapy as easy as possible. All you need is a laptop, tablet or phone, plus stable internet connection. We can also trial the technology with you beforehand so that you know what to expect.
Plus, research has found that telehealth is proven to be as effective as in-person therapy!
Benefits of Telehealth
➤Easy access to high quality rehabilitation and therapy services
➤ Reduced wait times
➤ Consistent therapists which creates connection and trust
➤ Eliminating travel cost and fatigue
➤ Receiving therapy at home or anywhere in the world
➤ Offering the real life application and comfort of home
➤ Maintaining independence and quality of life at home
➤ Increasing family, carer and staff participation and involvement
➤ As a bonus, sessions can be recorded and viewed later for review and reinforce.
➤ It works!
Effective High Quality Rehabilitation and Therapy Services Online
Overall, research has found that telehealth is proven to be as effective as in-person therapy. There is a lot of evidence to suggest adults with acquired brain injuries, post-stroke, progressive neurodegenerative diseases and disabilities can benefit from online therapy. We also have experience in handling some of the trickiest cases online, such as vital dysphagia services to people who live far from clinics, are mobility impaired and unable to travel.
After all, telehealth is a unique experience, and we are able to adapt our therapy to fit an online modality.
We believe that telehealth is a twofold solution. In the short term, it can clearly be an important response to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. And in the long term, it can be a solution to several long-standing barriers to service provision to the underserved population, especially those in rural and remote communities.