Continuing your physical therapy or starting it during the coronavirus outbreak might seem daunting. However, it’s possible you could get the therapy you need without ever leaving your home. We now offer virtual physical therapy sessions in addition to in-clinic visits.
What is virtual therapy?
Virtual physical therapy is a type of telemedicine, and this is using the internet to connect a patient and a health care professional in different locations. Telemedicine options have been growing steadily over the past few years. However, the social distancing requirements brought on by COVID-19 make virtual physical therapy an ideal option for patients seeking help from Armor Physical Therapy.
Our team is using a virtual physical therapy platform that connects patients and physical therapists with live video sessions that include audio. This service can help you continue to receive the treatment you need from the comfort and safety of your own home.
What are the technical requirements to have a virtual physical therapy appointment?
Our web-based platform isn’t tough to use. It’s very similar to using popular video chat programs like Skype. A virtual physical therapy session requires a camera, microphone and speakers, and it can be done on a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.
You’ll also need to make sure your web browser is updated before your session and that your internet connection is working.
What issues can virtual physical therapy help treat?
A virtual physical therapy session typically relies on education and therapeutic exercises. This is because physical therapists can’t physically touch you to perform hands-on therapy techniques.
However, there are still many issues that can be treated with virtual physical therapy sessions. Some of these issues include:
- Chronic pain conditions — A little pain in life is normal but long-lasting and intense pain from conditions like arthritis or a herniated disc require treatment. Our physical therapists can guide you through therapeutic exercises during your virtual session so that you can work on reducing your pain and improving your range of motion affected by the pain.
- Ongoing surgical rehabilitation — Surgery damages the muscles and soft tissue in your body near the operation area. This is why people usually are in a lot of pain after surgery. Our physical therapists can guide people who just had surgery through exercises, stretches and other techniques to help them recover with less pain. Post-surgical physical therapy also helps to improve your recovery speed so that you can get back to living an independent lifestyle.
- Musculoskeletal injuries — Injuries are unpredictable. Even if you aren’t leaving your home due to something like the COVID-19 social distancing, you can still get hurt if you trip, slip or fall. Our physical therapists can play a role in your recovery by providing virtual physical therapy services during this time.
What payment options can be used for virtual physical therapy sessions?
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.
Armor Physical Therapy offers virtual physical therapy
You don’t have to look far for effective virtual physical therapy. Our team at Armor Physical Therapy is now offering virtual physical therapy sessions in addition to in-clinic visits for those who are not comfortable leaving their homes for treatment.
Are you ready to try a virtual physical therapy session with our therapists? Contact us today for more virtual physical therapy information or to schedule an initial appointment.