Outpatient physical therapy is physical therapy that takes place in a clinic or other medical center rather than a hospital. Patients who need outpatient physical therapy tend to have less complicated needs than those who need inpatient therapy. Outpatient physical therapy patients travel to and from their home to meet their physical therapist.
Some people may find this difficult to do. People in remote areas may not have a clinic nearby. Patients without access to transportation and people with mobility issues may also find typical outpatient physical therapy to be out of reach.
However, thanks to advances in technology, patients now have access to physical therapy online, without having to leave their homes.
What is virtual physical therapy?
Virtual physical therapy gives patients access to the same quality of care that they would receive in an outpatient facility, but from the comfort and convenience of their own home. Many common conditions can be treated through virtual physical therapy, such as back pain or foot pain. Virtual physical therapy can also address more complex issues like athletic injuries, COVID-19 recovery and women’s health care.
You virtual physical therapist will:
- Determine the source of your pain — Your virtual physical therapist will ask you questions and listen to your answers. Monitoring your movement and asking you how you feel are all a part of diagnosing your individual needs.
- Create a custom plan — Your virtual therapist will create a physical therapy plan based around your needs. They will work around your schedule and allow you to access care from the comfort of your home.
- Guide you through online sessions — Your online physical therapy sessions may include guided exercises. These are designed to reduce pain, increase mobility and help you heal more quickly. Your virtual therapist may also instruct you on posture and gait correction to prevent future injury.
- Keep you connected — Your therapist will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have as you continue on your journey to wellness. They will be available to you long after you finish physical therapy.
Where can I turn for virtual outpatient physical therapy?
Agile Virtual Physical Therapy offers the highest standard of care to our physical therapy patients. Through our innovative online platform, patients receive direct, face-to-face guidance from a licensed physical therapist from the comfort of their home.
A free screening with one of our team of licensed physical therapy specialists is the first step to help you on the road to recovery.
Contact our team today for more information about virtual outpatient PT or to schedule an initial appointment.