Physical Therapy via Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have stopped much of the world. Once busy streets and shops are empty, activities are cancelled and you may not even be going to work. One thing that the virus has not stopped is pain and injury. Maybe you were already coming into the clinic for your PT when stay at home orders were issued. Maybe you've been having more pain and soreness in your back or neck because of all the time you've spent in front of the computer working at home, or maybe you hurt yourself over the weekend doing some yardwork.
Telemedicine is a great alternative for treating those patients in need of essential rehabilitation services. We want to make sure our patients can function and can get the help they need while following the recommendations of social distancing. Virtual physical therapy allows patients to access our services from the safety of their own home and still receive quality one-on-one care and education from a licensed healthcare professional.
Virtual Visit Tips
- Device: You will need a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- Space: Choose a private space in your home where you feel comfortable to conduct your visit. Make sure you have room to move, this is still a PT visit and movement is the whole point!
- Clothing: Wear clothes that you can move in, and that your PT can see you move in.
Be ready to get creative and have fun! For many patients and therapists, televisits are a new experience so expect to work together and try new things to find what works best for you.
If you're having new (or old and nagging) pain OR If being quarantined and having your routine interrupted is affecting your health, well-being or just your sanity, we can guide you through this!