Many people choose to visit physical therapists for help with their aches and pains. However, you may prefer to stay at home rather than traveling for treatment for a number of reasons. For example, there might be concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, or perhaps, it is unsafe for you to travel given your current condition.
Regardless of the reason you prefer to stay home, your decision to avoid travel shouldn’t keep you from getting the treatment you need. Fortunately, you can rely on telehealth physical therapy to help you get treatment from the comfort of your own home.
What is telehealth physical therapy?
Telehealth physical therapy is a service that connects patients with physical therapists through a remote, online platform. It enables you and your physical therapist to see and hear each other over a live video call, so they can guide you through your treatment to help with your aches and pains.
Does telehealth physical therapy work?
Telehealth physical therapy has been a recognized practice prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to the concerns surrounding traveling during the pandemic to receive in-person treatment, the service is growing in practice. Naturally, this leads to an increase in questions about the validity of the service and whether it can really help.
At Agile Virtual PT, we find that virtual physical therapy is effective in helping patients treat pain and improve their range of motion. While hands-on treatments are unavailable over this service, physical therapists can still complete thorough examinations and provide guided treatment that is effective for a wide range of patients.
Our team was involved in a study that helped to show the benefits of virtual physical therapy, including:
- A 47% reduction in cost per treatment session.
- 93% of patients reporting having less pain after treatment.
- 98% of patients making functional improvements.
- Shorter wait times.
- High patient satisfaction.
To check out the details of this study yourself, you can download it here.
In short, if you need help with your aches and pains and cannot travel right now, you should absolutely be able to depend on telehealth services if physical therapy is the right treatment for you.
Schedule your first telehealth physical therapy appointment with Agile Virtual PT
Physical therapy may be just what you need if you are suffering from chronic pain or a sudden injury. If you wish to avoid traveling right now, you can trust Agile Virtual PT to help connect you with an experienced, licensed physical therapist who can treat you remotely. 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.