Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Physiotherapy Services

Panther Sports Medicine is a first-rate Physiotherapy clinic in Calgary. We offer everything from sports physiotherapy and acupuncture services, all the way to braces, orthotics, and health products. Our mission is to provide high-quality rehabilitative healthcare services to all of our patients in a supportive environment that is conducive to physio education.

Consequently, we have 10 convenient locations across Calgary. You can find us in Country Hills, Oakridge, Cranston Market, Trico Centre, Seton, Deer Valley, Marlborough Mall, South Fish Creek, Mckenzie Towne, and Walden.

Come visit us today to take advantage of our virtual physiotherapy services. Or if you’d like additional information prior to your visit – then keep reading to learn more.

Virtual Physiotherapy Services

Virtual physiotherapy services provide an alternative to traditional in-person sessions. As such, this method is perfect for those who are strapped for time, or for people who simply prefer the convenience of virtual physiotherapy sessions. At Panther Sports Medicine, our new virtual physiotherapy services are done via video conference calls.

You can now connect with us while you’re at home or in the office. Moreover, our exceptional service and compassionate care will remain at the same level of quality that you’ve come to expect from Panther Sports Medicine.

And the only things you’ll need are a computer, camera, microphone, and internet connection.

What is the Origin of Virtual Physiotherapy Services

Virtual physiotherapy is a relatively new concept. While these services were already being performed – to a small degree – for busy professionals and traveling athletes around the world, it wasn’t until the global pandemic that this method of physiotherapy began to accelerate.

The Covid-19 outbreak was the catalyst that made virtual physiotherapy a more accepted method of therapeutic treatment. As such, the origins of this method begin with its popularization due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Symptoms That Require Virtual Physiotherapy Services

The best aspect of virtual physiotherapy is its convenience factor. You can now save yourself the trip (and time) and tend to your injuries alongside your physiotherapist all in the comfort of your own home.

As such, you may be curious to know when a virtual physiotherapy session will be most appropriate for you. Here are some physical symptoms to be aware of and conditions (and circumstances) that may indicate a need for virtual physiotherapy:

  • Chronic pain
  • Problems with balance
  • Work or sports-related injuries
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Issues with mobility
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Lack of urination control

If you’re experiencing these – or similar – issues, but you are hard-pressed for time, or you simply prefer the comfort of your home relative to a clinic; then virtual physiotherapy services are for you.

How Do Virtual Physiotherapy Services Work

All that’s required for your virtual physiotherapy sessions are a few of the basics for video conference calls (computer, camera, microphone, and an internet connection). It will begin with you scheduling time to speak with your physical therapist. You will receive a call or email prior to the allotted time; reminding you of your session.

On the day of the date, simply log on to the call via your browser (Google Chrome is recommended, however, Mozilla Firefix is also sufficient). Your physical therapist will then ask you basic questions regarding your state to assess your condition. From there, you will be taken through certain exercises to help reduce pain, release tension, and accelerate recovery.

Essentially, the video call will follow a similar structure as an in-person session. Nothing changes accept the medium in which the service is delivered.

What are the Benefits of Virtual Physiotherapy Services

The main benefits of virtual physiotherapy are convenience and accessibility. You can now gain all the advantages of physiotherapy without ever leaving the comfort of your home. That level of availability adds a tremendous amount of appeal to virtual physiotherapy services.

Furthermore, virtual physiotherapy has the added benefit of greater levels of accountability.

For example, the prescribed exercises are a vital component of the physiotherapy recovery process. However, they can – at times – become very tedious to perform, but failing to do so will result in no progress. A virtual session strengthens accountability by helping to fix your goals in your mind via app alerts and email notifications.

This kind of additive accountability will help you maintain consistency and make a full recovery quicker.

Are There Side Effects of Virtual Physiotherapy Services

Virtual physiotherapy is a proven therapeutic practice that is delivered via a video consultation call. As such, side effects that accompany this method of treatment typically involve more confidence on behalf of the patient due to additive self-management and best practices for support.

Exercises to help alleviate pain will be included in the conference call. But besides exercise therapy and bodily restoration, you can also expect your clinician to help with self-joint mobilization, movement re-education techniques, and a myriad of other soft-tissue therapeutic strategies.

How Soon Can You Expect to See Results?

The results from virtual physiotherapy services can sometimes be seen at or around similar times as in-person visits. However, this isn’t always the case. Why? An in-person visit allows your clinician to see you up close and personal, so to speak. This will typically give them a more comprehensive view of your condition.

But with that said, minor injuries may take two or three sessions to improve. While more serious injuries may take as long as six to eight weeks or longer depending on a myriad of factors such as the injury itself, your frequency of treatment, how often you perform the exercises, etc.

Other Services

At Panther Sports Medicine, our desire to provide excellent quality service stretches far beyond virtual physiotherapy. As such, we offer a wide range of services to help you live a strong, healthy, and active life. Keep reading to learn more about our additional services.


Nothing is more valuable than your health. For this reason, you’ll want to ensure that your body is operating at a level it needs to in order to live a great quality of life. At Panther Sports Medicine, we provide first-rate physiotherapy services to aid your injuries, wounds, and physical conditions.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is an ancient therapeutic treatment that dates back literally thousands of years. It is a rehabilitative practice that is both effective and primordial. As a result, it can aid with the alleviation of muscle pain and tension; allowing wellness to blossom in a natural, healthy, and holistic manner.

Sports Therapy

Are you a professional athlete? Or simply an avid sports fanatic? Either way, at Panther Sports Medicine, we provide sports therapy services to help you feel energized, heal your injuries, and revitalize your love for athletics! Whether you play football or compete in martial arts, we can help you be at your best so that you’re ready for any sporting activity.

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

More often than not, most of us can – without a problem – recognize any sources of pain in our bodies. However, in certain circumstances, that’s not always an easy thing to do. If you fall into that bracket, a probable cause may be shortening and contracting muscle spasms.

Typically, this can cause nerve pain that doesn’t show signs of inflammation or tissue damage, which means, the source of pain can be much more challenging to find.

A solution is an intramuscular stimulation (IMS). This therapeutic treatment involves the process of using acupuncture needles to numb the impacted nerves and muscles to alleviate the constrictive pain of the muscle spasms.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy has been rising in popularity the world over as of late. And it’s easy to see why, it helps with a plethora of chronic conditions that other restorative treatments may have been unable to heal. No physical exercise or painkillers, and only 5 minutes is all it takes for this therapeutic treatment to speed up recovery time and alleviate pain and discomfort.

The process involves a high-energy auditory wave applied to the wounded section of the body, this then creates modifications to the biological composition; healing bones, tendons, soft tissue, etc.

Temporomandibular (Jaw) Joint - TMJ

Are innocuous oral acts such as eating, laughing, or even speaking resulting in pain and discomfort? If so, then temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder may be to blame. This joint [The temporomandibular] is the connector between the jaw bone and skull. And if throbbing, aching, and other types of pain ensue within the joint or even in the connective tissue itself, then it’s highly probable that the cause is that of TMJ disorder.

Sports Medicine

If you are an athlete or even just an active person who enjoys physical exercise and activities, then injuries will undoubtedly be part of your life. It comes with the territory. For this reason, ensuring the proper treatment is vital if retaining your healthy and active lifestyle is important to you. At Panther Sports Medicine, we provide sports medicine services for all of our sports devotees.

Braces, Orthotics, and Health Products

Your body is an incredible self-healing, self-managing machine. However, that doesn’t mean it never needs a little assistance from time to time. That’s why braces, orthotics, and health products are so useful, especially if you live an active lifestyle. These products assist with relieving pain, providing additional support if needed, as well as offering extra stability to injured joints, bones, tendons, etc.


We appreciate your interest in Panther Sports Medicine, and we invite you to take the leap to good health and learn more about our company and how we can help improve your health. We have 10 convenient locations in Calgary. Find a location near you and book an appointment with us.

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Why Choose Panther Sports Medicine

Panther Sports Medicine has been serving Calgary for over 30 years!  We offer comprehensive physiotherapy and professional rehabilitation services. Our staff is highly trained in the latest and most effective treatment options. With a wide variety of services and skills, we will get you back to your normal life as soon as possible.
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Panther Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centres are a network of ten clinics, physiotherapist operated, serving Calgary and surrounding areas. Our team offers a wide range of services including physiotherapy, massage therapy, and sports injury rehabilitation to help our clients reduce pain and recover from injuries. Panther Sports Medicine has been proudly serving our community for over 30 years.
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