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Four benefits of pediatric physical therapy via telehealth

Pediatric Physical Therapy Telehealth

No parent wants to think about their child being injured or developing a medical condition. However, you’ll likely want your child to get the highest-quality medical care if they do develop an issue, and this is where pediatric physical therapy via telehealth can be a boon.

Pediatric physical therapy (PT) is a branch of physical therapy that specifically focuses on treating children. The telehealth, or virtual, component means that this type of therapy is done using a secure online video feed. There are many things about virtual pediatric PT that parents will want to consider before using it. One of these factors is the many benefits that this type of physical therapy can offer to you and your child.

These are four benefits that pediatric physical therapy via telehealth can offer:

  1. No travel — It can be a hassle to gather all the things your child will need for a road trip, get them in the car and get on the road. This difficulty multiplies when you have more than one child. A major benefit of telehealth pediatric physical therapy is that it can take place right in your home. This means you don’t have to spend hours preparing for and driving to an in-person appointment.
  2. Increased child comfort — New environments can be uncomfortable for adults and children alike. This is especially true when the environment is a medical facility. Your child’s discomfort with their environment can cut down on the effectiveness of their PT session.

However, virtual pediatric PT sessions take place at home, which is a more comfortable environment for your child. In turn, this can translate into a more effective PT session.

  1. Less need for child care — For an in-person PT session, many parents decide to arrange child care for their other children. This leads to additional hassles and costs on top of everything else. A major benefit of doing your child’s PT session via telehealth is you may not need additional child care.
  2. Reduced costs — One of the most attractive benefits of virtual pediatric PT is that it has lower costs. For one thing, patients may require 32% fewer visits when using this service. In addition, a case study found that patients who use virtual PT can have 47% lower costs than those who used in-person PT.

Agile Virtual PT offers beneficial pediatric physical therapy via telehealth

Wondering where you can find effective and beneficial telehealth pediatric physical therapy? This is just the type of service that our Agile Virtual PT team is proud to offer. Our licensed clinicians have experience working one-on-one with pediatric and adult patients. They can also provide services to patients in 36 U.S. states currently. You can even find out if virtual PT is right for your child by using our free online screening.

Contact our team today for more information about the pediatric and adult physical therapy services we offer or to schedule an initial appointment.