Three benefits of telehealth physical therapy appointments

Telehealth for physical therapy, also called virtual physical therapy, comes with a number of benefits, such as getting treatment from the comfort of your own home. But specifically in this season of additional health risks, there are added benefits of staying home that extend beyond just receiving the physical therapy you need. 

As a nation, it’s important that we practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve that is overwhelming our nation’s medical system. That alone is currently the biggest benefit of using telehealth services to continue your physical therapy. But that’s not the only benefit. Long after COVID-19 is over (and we can all breathe a sigh of relief), our telehealth services will still be available because of the value it brings to our patients. 

Here are the top three benefits of using a telehealth platform for physical therapy:

  1. Flexibility — Life is crazy, and we don’t want to take more time out of your busy schedule than necessary. You deserve to find healing, but you also deserve to take a breather in between meetings, appointments and errands. One benefit of telehealth physical therapy appointments is that you don’t have to drive anywhere — you can do it from the comfort of your own home. That means the 15- or 20-minute commute that you would normally have to get into the office can now be used to sit down and sip a cup of coffee or throw in the extra load of laundry you’ve been meaning to get to. 
  2. Safety — Whether it’s COVID-19 or a common cold, we want to keep all of our patients safe from the spread of illnesses. With telehealth for physical therapy, you can still work on your recovery with one of our physical therapists without risking infection. This is particularly helpful for patients who are more vulnerable due to age, underlying medical conditions or a recent surgery.
  3. Convenience —Sometimes, even when your life isn’t busy, it’s just nice to stay home. While there are many advantages of seeing an in-person physical therapist, seeing a telehealth physical therapist is better than cancelling your appointment on the days that you don’t want to leave the house. We can still guide you through restorative exercises to help you heal from injury from the comfort of your living room.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment through our virtual physical therapy platform, visit our telehealth page for more information. You can also contact our team at Back in Motion for more information about the benefits of telehealth physical therapy and find out if this service is right for you.