It has become common for general practitioners and pediatricians to offer virtual visits, but you may not be aware that you can also do virtual visits with a physical therapist.
The reality is that telehealth services, like virtual physical therapy, have grown in popularity over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. One recent study reports that 46% of people have actually used telehealth services. Virtual PT is one of these services, and one of the reasons it’s gaining popularity is that it’s physical therapy you can do at home.
You may be more comfortable doing physical therapy at home via virtual PT for these three reasons:
- It is done in your home — Going to a medical facility can be enough to make you feel nervous and distracted. However, you can avoid these negative feelings by using virtual physical therapy services at home. Such services allow you to stay in your comfortable and soothing home environment. Doing so can also put you in a better frame of mind, which can help you be more engaged in your physical therapy sessions.
2. You won’t have to worry about your kids — You have to find a babysitter, or pack up the kids, drive them to the PT clinic and then worry about what they’re doing the whole time you’re working with your physical therapist. These options likely sound familiar to hardworking parents. Doing your physical therapy virtually can help you avoid the downsides of both of these common scenarios. Your kids are likely to be more comfortable since they’re still at home. This means you’ll be less likely to be worrying about them while you’re doing your PT sessions.
3. You may not have to drive — You’ll need a stable internet connection and a computer or cellphone with a camera and microphone to do a virtual PT session. Fortunately, many people have access to these things right in their home. One result of this is that you may not have to drive anywhere to attend a virtual PT appointment. This is great if you’re worried about your ability to drive safely with the issue you’re suffering from.
Agile Virtual PT offers top-notch physical therapy you can do at home
Are you searching for virtual physical therapy that you can do at home? Then, Agile Virtual PT is here to help you. Our team of more than 400 licensed clinicians are trained to help people address many musculoskeletal issues virtually. Some of the problems we common help people with include:
Contact our team today for more information about all the virtual PT services we offer or to schedule an initial appointment to start getting our help