Telehealth physical therapy is a popular option for patients to engage with a physical therapist as the world continues to adapt to challenges brought about by COVID-19. The advantages of telehealth PT extend to athletes as well. And while the world slowly begins to open up, and clinics begin booking more in-person appointments, there are still several reasons to consider a telehealth physical therapy appointment, especially if you’re an athlete.
Stay connected to your physical therapist
Telehealth physical therapy provides a great way to stay connected to your therapist after your initial evaluation. Staying connected is easier with telehealth, as you no longer have to drive to a clinic to ask questions or receive answers. As an athlete, you can quickly get answers and suggestions to rehab an injury, develop a program to increase range of motion and flexibility, and more to advance your individualized exercise program.
Receive individualized care
Much like an in-person visit, a telehealth appointment allows you to work one-on-one with a PT in a private setting. Individualized care lets your licensed PT watch your progress, make notes, and suggest next steps to increase your performance.
Train and recover comfortably
If you’re an athlete concerned about catching COVID-19, a telehealth physical therapy appointment can be completed entirely from the safety and comfort of your own home. All you need is adequate space, a laptop or smartphone, and a stable internet connection.
One of the biggest advantages of telehealth physical therapy is that it helps ensure patients are sticking to prescribed exercises and treatment plans. Basically, it’s easier to stay consistent and to check in with your PT if you don’t have to drive anywhere. And staying consistent is critical for short and long-term success. Athletes may be more likely to remain consistent due to their experience with vigorous exercise routines and schedules of performances, but any advantage is a positive.
Telehealth physical therapy delivers results
Perhaps the most compelling reason to schedule a telehealth PT appointment is the data. 93% of patients saw decrease in pain after virtual PT care. If you’re an athlete looking to get back in the game, that’s a pretty compelling statistic! It’s also highly convenient.
Telehealth provides 60% faster scheduling than in-person visits. For Agile Virtual PT, Patients have reported high satisfaction with the flexibility, convenience, and quality of care they’ve received. Results have included an NPS® score of 86 and a telehealth survey score of 4.5 out of 5. Schedule an appointment today to live life without pain!