Knee pain can often make it hard to walk or drive a car. In turn, these difficulties can make getting to an in-person physical therapy appointment problematic.
However, virtual physical therapy can do a lot for the approximately 25% of American adults whose knee pain is affecting their joint function. Also called virtual rehab, virtual physical therapy can help reduce your knee pain. It can help improve joint mobility and overall flexibility as well.
In order to get these and other benefits, you’ll need to take some steps to prepare for your virtual physical therapy session.
You should take these three steps to prepare for your virtual physical therapy session for knee pain:
- Prepare background information — The more you can tell the physical therapist about your condition and what you’re doing to address it, the better your physical therapist can help you. There are several types of information that you can gather that will be helpful. One is a list of your symptoms and when you feel them. Another helpful piece of information is any over-the-counter meds you’re taking to reduce pain or swelling.
- Prepare to take notes — Your physical therapist will do their best to educate you about the issue that’s causing your knee pain and the treatments they recommend. However, many people will find it hard to retain this information without taking some notes.
That’s why you’ll need to flash back to your school days and have a pen or pencil and some paper available to take notes. These notes can be very helpful later when you’re trying to recall a therapeutic exercise or instructions about when to take pain meds.
- Prepare to move around — Even though your virtual session is online, you should still be prepared to move around. Your physical therapist may need you to move around to assess the issue with your knee. They could also ask you to perform some exercises designed to reduce your symptoms. As a result, you should attend your virtual session prepared to move. This means you should wear loose, comfortable clothing and comfortable, well-fitting shoes.
Find virtual physical therapy for your knee pain at Agile Virtual PT
Are you ready to use virtual physical therapy for your knee pain? Our team of certified clinicians at Agile Virtual PT are primed to help you address your pain. We’re so successful at helping people with their pain that 93% of our patients report less pain after working with us. Even better, we can do a free virtual screening on your knee to determine the source of your pain.
Contact our team today for more information about how we can treat your knee pain or to schedule an initial appointment or a free screening.