What to expect from virtual physical therapy sessions before you start

What to Expect From virtual physical therapy

Coronavirus is posing problems for patients with medical issues. It has made in-person appointments more risky for patients; the outbreak has also led to safety questions for medical professionals. One way many physical therapy practices are dealing with these issues is by offering virtual physical therapy. 

Virtual physical therapy is a type of physical therapy that’s done over a real-time video and audio feed. It’s also commonly called virtual physical therapy or virtual physical therapy If you’ve never used virtual physical therapy before, you might be wondering what to expect. We’ll try to help below. 

Three things to expect during a virtual physical therapy session 

  1. Questions — Questions from the physical therapist are used in place of a physical examination. After all, your therapist won’t be able to use any hands-on techniques. One type of question therapists typically ask is about any symptoms that you’re experiencing. You might also be asked about their progress since their last session if you’re an existing patient.

    Additionally, the questions shouldn’t all come from your physical therapist. It’s important that you ask any questions you have as well. It’s a good idea to write your questions down before the session. 

  1. Greater peace of mind — Many people get anxious when they have to go to a medical facility due to risk of exposure to infection or they don’t feel safe traveling. The fact that virtual physical therapy takes place in your home can reduce your anxiety. 
  1. A personalized approach — Your therapist will personalize their approach to your therapy. This is true whether you’re using in-person or virtual physical therapy from our team. Our therapists can give you condition-specific tips. For instance, they might offer advice about easier ways to do normal daily activities. They can also develop an individualized home exercise plan for you to use. 

Find out more about what to expect from virtual physical therapy at Continuum Wellness

Still have more questions about what to expect from virtual physical therapy? Our team at Continuum Wellness is primed to answer your questions about this service. Contact our team for more information about virtual physical therapy today or to schedule an initial appointment.