News extends range of services with online treatment, one of the world’s leading, jargon-explained, sports injury, rehab and fitness website, has partnered with PhysioFast Online (PFO), who offer interactive videocall appointments with qualified physiotherapists, in a move designed to extend the range of services it offers. Launched in 2000, the site offers a wide range of educational content, features, and online shopping services related to sports injury and sports medicine, empowering users with the knowledge of their own sports injuries in order to supplement treatment and advice given by their doctor.

Under the terms of the deal, customers will be able to book an appointment with a qualified physio via a link on or through Appointments will normally be available same day to swiftly help reduce suffering and concern and, in many cases, promote a quicker recovery time. A screen share facility ensures that sessions are both interactive and personal, whilst 3D human anatomy diagrams help to educate, empower and inform. This is supported by a downloadable app that helps to monitor progress.

Lee Bannister, Head of Customer Experience, said: “Leading research has found that video consultations are as effective as face-to-face appointments and that three in four people can be triaged, assessed and supported online without any need for physical treatment.  This unique collaboration with PFO gives our customers quick and easy access to a team of qualified physios who can provide expert assessment, advice, reassurance and management for any musculoskeletal disorder, disease, injury or query. It forms part of our commitment to providing our customers with the product and services they need, in the most cost effective and convenient way.”

Katie Knapton, Founder of PFO, said:  Our service will help to guide patients quickly to the correct rehabilitation treatment and is accessible to anyone with a screen and an internet connection from the comfort of their home, workplace or even overseas. We also offer a complete package of care including referral to imaging if required and a personalised rehab programme.”


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