When you’re struggling from aches and pains, you can turn to physical therapy to help you treat them. However, it’s not always possible for people to travel to visit a physical therapist. Events like the COVID-19 crisis or health risks due to your injury or condition might make it safer to stay home. In these types of situations, telemedicine physical therapy comes to the rescue.
Telemedicine physical therapy is a service that enables you to receive physical therapy treatment via the guidance of a physical therapist over a live, one-on-one video call. This is a service you can take advantage of in your own home without sacrificing the quality you expect from your physical therapist.
Four benefits of telemedicine physical therapy
- It’s safe — Staying in your home is one of the safest decisions you can make during times of social distancing or when it’s too dangerous for you to travel with your condition. Telemedicine technology helps you stay home by making it possible for you to receive the treatment you need there instead of visiting a clinic.
- It’s simple — You don’t need to be a technology expert to take advantage of what telemedicine physical therapy offers. All you need is a reliable internet connection and a communication device with video capability. You should also make sure you have a clear space free of clutter and that you are dressed comfortable for exercising.
- It’s reliable — Physical therapists can use telemedicine physical therapy to offer many of the same treatments they offer in the clinic. This means you can receive a high- quality level of treatment without having to leave your home or come into contact with another person.
- It’s affordable — Telemedicine physical therapy 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.
Talk to Continuum Wellness about telemedicine physical therapy
Are you stuck at home suffering from aches and pains and don’t know what to do? You should talk to a physical therapist about how telemedicine physical therapy can make a difference. Contact our team today for more information about telemedicine physical therapy or to schedule an initial appointment.