Have you been experiencing achiness in your old age? Perhaps you may be thinking of visiting a physical therapist’s office for relief. With the prolongation of the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting a physical therapist might not be the safest option for everyone. However, telehealth physical therapy can be particularly helpful to those seeking a physical therapist’s care, for several reasons. Whatever aches and pains you or someone you care about may be experiencing, tele PT could provide relief.
Why is virtual physical therapy a good option for older people?
- Convenience and accessibility — Meeting with a physical therapist virtually can be incredibly convenient and provide increased comfort. Telehealth meetings reduce the amount of time it would take to commute to an in-person office. It may also allow for a patient to feel more comfortable in their home setting. Telehealth appointments can make health care more accessible for all different kinds of people.
- Lessened risk of exposure to COVID-19 — One of the many benefits of virtual physical therapy is that there is less of a risk of exposure to COVID-19. When a patient chooses to stay at home and meet with their physical therapist, their risk of exposure is significantly decreased.
- Affordability — Virtual physical therapy appointments are typically covered by insurance providers just as in-person appointments are.
What kinds of conditions can be treated over virtual PT appointments?
- Muscle strains
Find help for your aching body parts at Agile Virtual PT
Our Agile Virtual PT clinicians will work with you to create a treatment plan specific to your health needs. These are just a few of a wide variety of conditions or ailments that can be treated via virtual PT appointments. If you are an older adult looking to manage some of your achiness, working with our clinicians PT could be a great option for you.
A report from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) showed that around 91% of physical therapy patients who met with a therapist virtually were satisfied with their care. We’re confident that you will be too.
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.