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This innovation initially came to life when…
WHAT & HOW
The purpose of this innovation is to…
…provide informed, personalised injury advice to time-poor, cash-poor, remote or simply curious individuals. We aim to provide accurate information to people who may otherwise have gone without.
It does this by…
…providing online a short answer/tick box assessment form, tailored to the body part involved. This is then received and reviewed by a physiotherapist. If they have further queries, the therapist may email the patient. The physiotherapist then formulates a likely diagnosis, along with a detailed treatment plan. This will generally involve detailed exercise handouts and/or videos.
PURPOSE & BENEFITS
This innovation improves on what came before because…
…previously, people who couldn’t be bothered with the time, cost, parking or travel involved with a physiotherapy appointment missed out on valuable injury information.
Even if they attended an appointment, they often forgot the information and exercises once they walked out of the door.
General internet searches for injury treatment can provide inaccurate and unsafe information.
Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…
An online Physio consultation is more cost-effective and time-effective. Advice and programs are written and recorded, improving compliance with rehabilitation.
The tailored approach is much safer than individuals’ googling the plethora of (often incorrect) injury advice online.
In the past, this problem was solved by…
Its predecessors/competitors include…
It is made for…
Computer literate males and females, predominantly in the 25 to 55 age category. Our target audience is likely to be people who work on a computer, or use the internet frequently.
Let’s face it: men are less likely than women to want to attend a ‘real’ Physio appointment, so hopefully they will find Physios Online more appealing.
It is available for sale through…
…the web site www.physios-online.com. There is a lot of information on the site, including the ability to ask a physiotherapist free quick questions. The ‘Comprehensive Injury Analysis’ section is for the paid online consultations.
Our marketing strategy is to…
…first of all, convince people that a physiotherapist doesn’t need to put their hands on you to be effective. It is very important that we build credibility and trust in the service.
Marketing is the biggest challenge for this business, and is something we are on a steep learning curve about!
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