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Phzio: Telerehab Service Now Available

By: Benefits by Design | Tuesday June 11, 2019

Updated : Tuesday December 15, 2020

Are you feeling pain from an existing injury? Perhaps, you’ve even booked an appointment with your physiotherapist. What if you need to access a physiotherapist today? Would they be able to accommodate you? That’s what happened to Kieran McClenahan while he was hiking the western coast of the United States earlier this year.

Kieran started his journey back in January of 2019, walking from Port Angeles, Washington State, towards the Grand Canyon. Kieran was attempting to live on $5.00 a day and the generosity of strangers to raise money for the rural people in Nepal. His journey was cut short when an Achilles tendon injury prevented him from continuing onwards.

Outside of a rural town, Kieran managed to access a wi-fi connection. He booked an online appointment and was able to connect with a physiotherapist who assessed his injury. Upon the initial assessment, it was determined that Kieran would require an in-clinic visit and needed to return home to Canada to heal. Kieran is healing up nicely and gearing up to return to his trek.

It’s stories like Kieran’s that make you appreciate having access to benefits, whenever, wherever. While the telemedicine industry in Canada is still relatively new, telehealth services are improving the accessibility of registered professionals who can help with treatment – even in the most remote locations.

Telerehab Service, Now Available!

Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc. helps Canadian businesses design benefit plans to protect employees’ health and financial security. As a Canadian business ourselves, we strive to find solutions to challenges that prevent our plan members from getting the help they need, like access to services or prohibitive costs.

Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., in partnership with Green Shield Canada (GSC), is proud to be able to offer Phzio, a telerehab service, to eligible plan members and their dependents.

Get to Know Phzio!

Phzio is an accessible, cost-effective, and easy way to receive telerehabilitation services online. Choose to complete your treatment program on any digital device whenever and wherever is comfortable for you. You can access the Phzio through your phone, tablet, or desktop computer.

Phzio provides you and your eligible dependents:

Together, Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc. and our partners are bringing telerehab services to our groups to address the growing issue of increasing costs and limited access to services.

Want to learn more about Phzio?

Download the Phzio brochure (PDF: 546 KB)

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