Your muscles, tendons and ligaments are important tissue in your body that provide support and stability while powering your body for all of its movements. Chronic pain or an injury to some of your deep tissue can make it difficult to get through your daily life and enjoy your favorite activities.
Some occasional deep tissue soreness is a normal part of life, such as having sore legs after going on a big hike. However, long-lasting pain or sudden, intense pain from an injury may mean it’s time to visit a professional for treatment.
Treating deep tissue injuries
Many people choose to visit a physical therapist for deep tissue injury treatment. Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who specialize in treating conditions that affect the soft tissue and your bones and joints.
Treatment for deep tissue injuries looks different for everyone. Each condition requires a unique approach that also considers personal factors like age, weight and medical history. In many cases, physical therapists will use therapeutic exercises, gentle stretches and soft tissue mobilization to help with deep tissue injuries. However, if you’re unable to visit a physical therapist due to transportation issues, distance or health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be feeling out of options. Fortunately, you can try virtual physical therapy.
What is virtual physical therapy for deep tissue injury treatment?
Virtual physical therapy, through platforms like Agile Virtual PT, is a service that enables you to connect with a physical therapist online in a live, one-on-one video call. You and your physical therapist are able to see and hear one another. This enables you to communicate how your condition is affecting you and enables your physical therapist to recommend and demonstrate treatment techniques you can use to help manage your pain.
While hands-on options like soft tissue mobilization are not available in remote treatment, physical therapists can still guide you through a wide range of other techniques they would use in a clinic to help you manage your pain and improve your range of motion. All of this is done under the guidance and supervision of your physical therapist over your live call to help make sure you are doing everything correctly and not pushing yourself too far.
Schedule your online physical therapy appointment with Agile Virtual PT today!
Are you tired of suffering from aches and pains when you’re unable to visit a physical therapist in person for treatment? It may be time to consider scheduling a physical therapy telehealth appointment through Agile Virtual PT.
Agile Virtual PT provides you with access to experienced, licensed physical therapists who can guide you through a personalized treatment plan for your needs. If you’re ready to give online physical therapy a shot, please contact us today for a free screening or to schedule an initial appointment.