Whether because of COVID-19 or simply wanting to avoid travel, you can choose to do physical therapy from the comfort of your home. This is thanks to online physical therapy treatment available through providers like Agile Virtual PT. However, if you’re new to the idea of online physical therapy, you might have some questions about how it works.
We want you to have the best experience with your online physical therapy treatment. To help you get started on your recovery journey, we’ve provided some information here on what to expect from your appointment.
How online physical therapy treatment works
Online physical therapy treatment looks a little different from person to person depending on their individual needs. Much of what a physical therapist will do during your first online appointment is the same as what you can expect in office. You can generally expect your first appointment to include:
- An evaluation — One of the first things a physical therapist does during your appointment is assess your condition. They may ask questions about your pain, strength and range of motion to help determine how your condition is affecting you and determine your treatment routine.
- A review of your history — Your physical therapist may review your medical history and other factors, such as age, weight and activities you enjoy. All of this information can provide insight into what caused your pain and how best to go about treatment.
- Introduction to your routine — During your first appointment, your physical therapist may start you on some light introductory exercises and movements to begin treating your condition.
- Daily care instructions — While this isn’t the case for everyone, physical therapists usually provide instructions for how to perform some exercises and stretches in between your appointments as part of your ongoing treatment.
Are you ready to find out how online physical therapy can help you?
If you’re ready to find treatment for your aches and pains but don’t want to leave your home, Agile Virtual PT is here for you. Our team provides you with a connection to highly experienced, licensed physical therapists who can guide you through a personalized online physical therapy treatment routine. If you have any questions or are ready to start your treatment, please contact us today for a free screening or to schedule an initial appointment.