How to get treatment for pain when social distancing using online physical therapy

Social distancing isn’t something that most people had heard of a few months ago. Now, it’s something that many of us are thinking about almost constantly, and you might think that you aren’t able to get treatment for pain while also social distancing. Fortunately, online physical therapy can help you treat your pain and help you remain socially distanced at the same time. 

What is online physical therapy?

This physical therapy service goes by many names, including telePT and virtual care. It typically involves working with a physical therapist over a secure online video connection. Though it has recently seen a huge jump in popularity, telePT was already something that many physical therapy practices were looking into. This was driven by statistics such as those from one study that report that 78% of people claimed to be interested in receiving care virtually. 

How can online physical therapy help treat your pain?

Many people might question how effective virtual care can be compared to in-person therapy. This is understandable, but research has shown that telePT can be very effective. One study reports that telePT offered the same level of pain relief as traditional therapy for patients recovering from knee replacement surgery. This study also reveals that telePT costs were $2,745 lower than traditional therapy. 

Virtual care can offer such benefits because it allows your therapist to:

  • Visually evaluate your movement
  • Ask you questions about your symptoms
  • Demonstrate therapeutic exercises
  • Give advice about using assistance devices and avoiding certain activities
  • Educate you on your condition and the limitations it can lead to

Back in Motion can help you find effective online physical therapy

Are you ready to try telePT to treat your pain? Our Back in Motion Physical Therapy team is ready and willing to assist you. We offer virtual care sessions that are secure and HIPAA compliant. 

Need hands-on therapy? No problem! Our team is also offering at-home therapy sessions. This service is designed to provide safe, hands-on therapy services without you having to leave your home. Even better, you can use any of our therapy services without having to visit your doctor to get a referral. 

Don’t wait to start getting our help with your pain. Contact us today for more information about how we can help or to schedule your initial appointment.