Virtual Physical Therapy
Virtual Physical Therapy
As of March 24, 2020, more than 44,000 people had reportedly been infected by the coronavirus according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The large numbers of cases in the U.S. have prompted states to push social distancing and other measures.
These COVID-19 prevention steps can make it harder to get physical therapy. Fortunately, Back in Motion Physical Therapy is now offering virtual care services in addition to in-clinic visits so our team can continue to treat your aches and pains if you need to remain in your home.
What does virtual physical therapy involve?
Virtual physical therapy involves therapists meeting with patients through an online platform. Typically, sessions involve a secure live video feed. They also include live audio so the therapist and patient can hear and speak with each other. Virtual physical therapy is also called remote physical therapy.
Remote physical therapy sessions can involve therapists providing you with educational information about your condition. They may also provide suggestions for doing normal daily activities. These suggestions are intended to help reduce or better manage symptoms.
In many cases, remote physical therapy sessions involve performing therapeutic exercises and stretches. These are typically observed by the therapist to ensure you’re doing them correctly. Therapists can even demonstrate the correct movements to you over the live video link.
What are my payment options for virtual physical 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.
How effective is virtual physical therapy?
Some patients might be worried that remote physical therapy isn’t as effective as in-person therapy. Individual patient results may vary, but studies show that virtual physical therapy is just as effective as traditional therapy for many patients.
With virtual physical therapy, physical therapists can guide patients through many of the same exercises and stretches you would use in the clinic. Each of our therapists personalizes your treatment to your needs so you can reach your recovery goals at a pace that works for you.
What are some benefits of virtual physical therapy?
Virtual physical therapy offers many benefits similarly to in-person appointments, including:
- Improved recovery after surgery — Surgery often damages the muscles and soft tissue. This is why you feel pain after an operation and have difficulty moving. Physical therapists can use virtual physical therapy to guide you through your recovery after surgery to help rebuild your muscles and soft tissue. This can reduce your pain and improve your ability to regain your range of motion.
- Personalized treatment — Treatments at Back in Motion Physical Therapy are always personalized to the needs of each patient. During your remote physical therapy session, our physical therapists will analyze your condition and develop a personalized routine that works to help you reach your recovery goals.
- Reduced dependency on medication — Pain medications often cause undesirable side effects and can be addictive. Physical therapy helps manage the pain so you don’t have to rely as much on pain medications.
Back in Motion offers virtual physical therapy
Our Back in Motion team is still committed to offering effective therapy during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is why we’re offering virtual physical therapy to help our current patients or new patients with issues like:
- Pre- and post-surgical rehab
- Chronic pain management
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- New patient evaluations
Are you ready to start your virtual physical therapy sessions with us? Contact our team for more information about virtual physical therapy today or to schedule an initial appointment.