Have you experienced the odd short-term ache or pain? You probably have, and millions and millions of your fellow humans have, too. However, chronic, or long-term, pain can be a more serious issue.
You can tell if your pain is chronic by how long it lasts. In general, pain must last or come back regularly for three to six months before it’s considered chronic. Chronic pain is also an issue that an estimated 20% of people worldwide are dealing with. Fortunately, virtual physical therapy can be helpful for people with chronic pain.
What is virtual physical therapy?
Virtual physical therapy is known by many other titles, such as telehealth PT, telerehab and virtual rehab. All these terms refer to a physical therapy appointment that takes place via technology. Often, these sessions involve working with a physical therapist over a secure online video feed. Using virtual physical therapy sessions for chronic pain is a good idea because this service can help you address many of the issues that cause chronic pain.
Virtual physical therapy can be helpful for these four chronic pain conditions:
- Chronic headaches — People with chronic headaches often have untreated neck problems. A virtual physical therapist can help identify the root cause of your headaches, and they can help you take steps to address that cause.
- Fibromyalgia — This condition affects between six and 12 million Americans. Fibromyalgia tends to cause chronic pain throughout the body. People with this condition can also feel tenderness, have difficulty sleeping and experience fatigue.
- Arthritis — There are many joint conditions that fall into the arthritis category because they cause joint inflammation. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis. Virtual physical therapists can help you manage the pain and reduced joint mobility that osteoarthritis can cause.
- Pelvic pain — A type of chronic pain that many women suffer from is chronic pelvic pain. One medical research team reports that 1 in 7 women develops this type of pain.
Agile Virtual PT offers virtual physical therapy for chronic pain
Keen to find virtual physical therapy for your chronic pain? Agile Virtual PT’s experienced clinicians are ready and willing to help you find relief from your chronic pain. We can do a free virtual screening to uncover the source of your pain. Our team can then focus on creating a treatment plan that’s unique to your needs. This customization may be one reason why 93% of our patients report reduced pain after their virtual PT.
Contact our team today for more information about what we can do to help your chronic pain or to schedule an initial appointment.