Discover the Evidence-Based Advantages of Online Therapy

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At Therapy Connect, we’ve been pioneers in delivering online allied health services across Australia since 2015. Our approach has consistently been about providing high-quality, accessible allied health therapy options, and the onset of the pandemic only amplified the importance of our services. During these challenging times (which I know we would prefer to forget!) online therapy emerged as a crucial and effective means for continuity for occupational therapy, speech therapy and other allied health services.

A New Era in Health Delivery

The recent study titled “Speech-Language Therapy Through Telepractice During COVID-19 and Its Way Forward: A Scoping Review” has underscored the efficacy of online speech therapy during the pandemic. Analysing over 102 articles, with 32 detailed in the review, the research highlights that telepractice is not just a temporary alternative but a sustainable, new model of healthcare delivery. Here’s what we’ve learned:

  • Continuity of Care: Online therapy was indispensable during lockdowns, ensuring that therapy services were uninterrupted.
  • Client Satisfaction: Patients reported high levels of satisfaction with telepractice, comparable to their experiences with in-person sessions.
  • Accessibility and Convenience: The benefits of online therapy include easier access, convenience, reduced costs, enhanced confidentiality, and the elimination of geographical and travel-related barriers.

Why Choose Online Therapy?

  • Online therapy provides a seamless way to fit speech therapy into your busy schedule without the added stress of travel.
  • Each session is tailored specifically to the needs of you or your child, with therapy plans designed to maximise personal attention through innovative technology.
  • Therapy from the comfort and security of your own home puts you and your child at ease and is proven to produce positive outcomes.
  • Our therapists employ interactive and fun tools, including games and apps that engage your child, making learning both effective and enjoyable.
  • The ease of accessing sessions online helps maintain regular attendance, which is crucial for consistent and effective therapy outcomes.

Support for Our Methods

At Therapy Connect, we use evidence-based methods for delivering occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietetics, psychology and physiotherapy. Our methods are not only based on practice but also backed by extensive research including:

  • A 2018 study in the International Journal of Telerehabilitation found online interventions as effective as traditional methods for speech sound disorders.
  • The 2020 Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare reported significant voice-related improvements through online therapy, highlighting the importance of personalized care.
  • A systematic review in 2021 by the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research affirmed the effectiveness of online therapy across various speech and language disorders.

Beyond Therapy: Empowering Clients and Families

At Therapy Connect, we do more than just conduct therapy sessions. We empower clients and their families with:

  • Expert Guidance: Leveraging the expertise of highly qualified allied health practitioners who are passionate about client care.
  • Progress Monitoring: Utilising data-driven insights to monitor progress, celebrate achievements, and optimise therapeutic strategies.
  • Client Empowerment: Encouraging active participation from clients and their support networks in their therapeutic journeys.

Setting Standards in Online Therapy

Our commitment to excellence and innovation in online therapy is recognised nationally. Therapy Connect, in partnership with Sydney University and the University of Queensland, has developed guidelines for telehealth which is also known as online therapy. 

As we continue to advocate for and develop our online therapy solutions, we are excited about the future of digital health services. Online therapy is not just about overcoming barriers – it’s about creating opportunities for better care, more significant outcomes, and enhanced client experiences.

Get started with Therapy Connect today. You can access exceptional OT, speech therapy, dietetics, physiotherapy and psychology services from anywhere in Australia, right from your home. Contact us now. 

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Libby Wright

Libby is a passionate and collaborative operations people leader with 10 years experience in the healthcare industry. Libby worked as a physiotherapist for a number of years before completing a Master of Commerce at UNSW to move into operational leadership. Libby has experience in leadership, strategy, change management, business development, quality and compliance, and business integration. For the last few years, Libby has worked in the NDIS leading teams in growing allied health organisations to deliver a high-quality service to clients whilst achieving key business objectives.


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