Gig Economy: A free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.
To generate more income you could use your car as an Uber driver or your property as an Airbnb host. Both ‘game changing’ gig economy services became possible through the power of the Internet to quickly connect seekers with providers.
You can now use that same Internet power to generate more income from your physiotherapy/physical therapy qualification to become a digital physio.
Digital.Physio is a new online platform that uses Internet technology to connect patients with practitioners. Starting with a free 12-minute triage session, practitioners will simply receive a chat notification on their Internet connected device that someone needs their advice, and if they are available, they will accept the opportunity to have a text conversation.
As the triage chat ends the patient can choose to
- terminate the conversation and follow your advice,
- progress to a paid online video consultation with you, or
- be referred to a ‘bricks and mortar’ service (yours or otherwise).
For practitioners, Digital.Physio provides an extraordinary opportunity to generate more revenue by treating patients online and receiving 90% of the fee, attracting more patients to your workplace for hands on care or receiving commissions for referring patients to other, ‘more appropriate’ service providers.
The beauty of this system for practitioners is the ability to provide services at any place and at any time, and to receive nearly all the fees generated from the consultation. It’s a great way for practitioners to start their own online business.
Meanwhile for existing physiotherapy/physical therapy businesses, Digital.Physio provides a safe and simple method of expanding into telehealth by keeping your staff busy generating more income and attracting more clients to the clinic. Clinics can also sign up to Digital.Physio to become a referral point for digital physio’s seeking to refer to ‘bricks and mortar’ services.
Already more than 500 physical therapists and 140 physical therapy clinics in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United Kingdom are signed up and are providing their services online through Digital.Physio.
Without any formal marketing in the first few months at least 40 triage consultations per day are being performed as highly satisfied clients are referring family friends. And as the initial cost is FREE to patients, it won’t be long before word gets out of this amazing service.
Furthermore connections with existing telemedicine services will see overflow musculoskeletal, women’s health and rehabilitation patients being passed over to digital.physio creating even more demand for the service.