One of the biggest ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted society is the need for social distancing. For the better part of a year now, the safest option for people has been to avoid contact with others as much as possible. Because of this, many people have turned to doing virtual physical therapy instead of visiting a clinic for treatment.
Now, with vaccines around the corner and a hope of society returning to normal by summer 2021, you might be wondering if virtual physical therapy will still be an option. Well, virtual physical therapy has been around prior to COVID-19, and we expect it still will be afterward.
Travel isn’t always the best option
Even when there isn’t a pandemic to be concerned about, traveling for treatment might not be your best option. Perhaps it is unsafe for you to drive due to your condition or injury. Maybe public transportation is too much of a hassle. Maybe you have another illness not related to COVID-19 that makes it unsafe to be around others.
Regardless of the reason, traveling for treatment is not always a good option for you. In these circumstances, you can still count on virtual physical therapy to help out.
Stay motivated at home
One of the key benefits of virtual physical therapy is that you learn how to perform exercises, stretches and other physical therapy methods in your own home. This gives you the advantage of already knowing how to safely perform exercises at home in between your appointments, which can help you stay motivated to keep on track.
Build your ultimate schedule
Traveling to a clinic for treatment can eat into your busy schedule. Even if travel is a safe option for you, it may be more convenient to use virtual physical therapy to help free up your schedule.
Contact Continuum Wellness today about virtual physical therapy
Whether it is unsafe for you to travel or you simply don’t have the time, we’ve got you covered. Our team at Continuum Wellness provides live,one-on-one virtual physical therapy services to help you recover from your aches and pains. Contact our team today for more information about virtual physical therapy or to schedule an initial appointment.