It’s happened. The country is finally opening up again after an extended COVID-19 lockdown. But that doesn’t mean that every person will be able to get out and do things like go to in-person physical therapy sessions.
There are still plenty of people who are dealing with issues that tend to keep them stuck at home. For these people, virtual physical therapy is still an excellent option even though the lockdown is ending.
Virtual physical therapy can still help people:
- Address chronic pain — When you’re in pain for a large part of every day, you probably don’t want to leave home much. Unfortunately, people with issues like end-stage arthritis or fibromyalgia often face this scenario, but they don’t have to leave home to get physical therapy for their pain. Instead, they can meet with a physical therapist virtually and get help addressing their pain from home.
- Recover after surgery — Many people put off surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are now trying to have those procedures. One medical report projects a backlog of over 1 million joint and spine surgeries through mid-2022. This means that there will be plenty of people looking for post-surgical rehab, and many of these patients can get effective rehab through virtual providers.
- Save money — Many people are still in a poor economic situation thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. So they may have a lot less money to spend on things they don’t see as essential, such as physical therapy. Fortunately, doing physical therapy virtually tends to cost a lot less than in-person physical therapy. One medical study found that average costs were $2,745 lower for people who worked with physical therapists virtually.
Ready to try virtual physical therapy? Agile Virtual PT can help
Considering trying virtual physical therapy for your pain? Agile Virtual PT has a top-notch team of clinicians who are here to help you. We’ve been able to help 93% of our patients reduce their pain, and we can do that with services that cost 47% less per episode of care than in-person PT.
Contact our team today for more information about all the issues we can help you address or to schedule an initial appointment to begin treating your pain.