Do you need help for chronic pain or an injury but don’t want to leave your home for treatment? Whether because of health concerns, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, or because of other risks, such as a limited ability to drive, you should still have options to get the treatment you need when you need it. This is where tele-physical therapy comes in.
Tele-physical therapy is a service that enables physical therapists and patients to connect remotely over a live, secure, one-on-one video call so the physical therapist can guide their patient through treatment. This method has helped many patients manage their conditions and recover from injuries, and it can help you today.
Four features of tele-physical therapy
- Convenient — A tele-physical therapy appointment can fit much more easily into your schedule than an in-office appointment. Tele-physical therapy can be performed from the comfort of your own home. This means you do not need to spend a lot of time getting ready to leave your home, traveling, completing your appointment and then returning home after.
- Personalized — As with in-office treatment, tele-physical therapy physical therapists always personalize your treatment according to your needs and recovery goals. They develop your treatment based on a thorough assessment of your condition and a review of your medical history and personal factors, such as age and weight.
- Safe — Tele-physical therapy is considered a safe health care practice. It helps reduce your chances of exposure to the COVID-19 virus as well as any other risks associated with travel, such as automobile accidents. Additionally, tele-physical therapy is HIPAA compliant and always performed by fully licensed health care professionals.
- Affordable — While Marketplace health care plans do not currently require insurance providers to include tele-physical therapy in their coverage, many providers still do. Check with your insurance provider to see what they cover for you.
Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid patients have the same copay and deductible for tele-physical therapy as they would in an in-person visit. At Agile Virtual PT, self-pay is $100 for your initial appointment and assessment and $70 for each follow-up session.
Schedule your first online physical therapy appointment with Agile Virtual PT today!
Need help managing a chronic condition or recovering from an injury? If you don’t want to visit a physical therapist in person for treatment, you may want to try tele-physical therapy instead.
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.