Some answers to FAQs about remote physical therapy

The coronavirus outbreak appears to be getting more severe by the day. This has prompted state and local authorities to shut down many businesses. People have also been asked to practice social distancing. 

It might not seem like social distancing and physical therapy can occur together, but they can. Remote physical therapy (also known as virtual physical therapy) is an option that allows patients to work with therapists over a live video feed. Our team is offering virtual care services in addition to in-clinic visits so our team can continue to treat your condition if you need to remain in your home.

Here are a few remote physical therapy FAQs that you might want answers to before using this service: 

  1. What happens during a remote physical therapy session?

Patients considering remote physical therapy frequently ask questions about what’s involved in a session. Typically, therapists can do a combination of things during a remote physical therapy session. One common component of such sessions is providing information about your condition or injury. Your therapist can also offer advice about better ways to do normal daily activities. 

Additionally, therapy specialists might ask you to do therapeutic exercises and stretches. If you’re concerned about getting these stretches right, your therapist can use the live video link to demonstrate the movements to you. 

  1. Can remote physical therapy help keep me out of the hospital?

People who have had surgery may wonder if remote physical therapy can help keep them at home after surgery. After all, it’s possible to develop infections and other issues after surgery. In turn, these issues could lead to the patient being readmitted to the hospital. Studies reveal that hospital readmission is much lower for virtual physical therapy patients. This is especially good news for patients like you during the time of viral pandemic when you want to limit your exposure as much as possible. 

  1. Will remote physical therapy cost more than traditional therapy?

Virtual physical therapy care is covered by most major insurances in the same way as an in-person visit. Our team also accepts credit and debit as well as Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) payments for Medicare, Medicaid and self-pay patients. 

Back in Motion can answer other remote physical therapy FAQs you have

Do you want answers to more remote physical therapy FAQs? Back in Motion is primed to assist you. Our team can help you find answers to many common questions about remote physical therapy. 

Don’t wait to get your remote physical therapy questions answered. Contact our team for more information about remote physical therapy today or to schedule an initial appointment.