Did you know that your shoulder is composed of several interworking muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones that form what’s called the rotator cuff? Because the rotator cuff contains so many interworking parts, it’s frequently a source of pain or injury. When just one of the components of the rotator cuff is injured or damaged by a chronic condition, your entire shoulder may be in pain.
Treating shoulder pain varies from person to person, but in many cases, physical therapy can help. However, when you are unable to visit a physical therapist in person, you may be feeling like you’re out of options. Fortunately, you can do physical therapy at home guided by a physical therapist online using virtual physical therapy.
What is virtual physical therapy for a rotator cuff injury?
Normally, in a clinic a physical therapist can examine your shoulder and develop a personalized treatment involving gentle stretches, targeted exercises, and other techniques for managing pain and improving your range of motion. Virtual physical therapy is not much different.
Using a secure, live, one-on-one video platform like Agilve Virtual Care, you and your physical therapist can see and hear each other. Your physical therapist can visually examine your shoulder and can ask you questions about your condition and your medical history to help home in on the source of your pain. Once they have the information they need, they can begin working on a personalized treatment routine that you can perform safely at home under their remote guidance and supervision.
What does virtual physical therapy for rotator cuff injuries include?
Physical therapy treatments vary from person to person. Your treatment is personalized based on your condition, your medical history, your age and other specific needs. Treatments for rotator cuff injuries often include some variety of:
- Targeted therapeutic exercises
- Gentle stretches
- Posture guidance
- Movement exercises
- Patient guidance, such as how to accomplish certain tasks while recovering
Schedule your online physical therapy appointment with Agile Virtual PT today!
Are you tired of suffering from aches and pains when you’re unable to visit a physical therapist in person for treatment? It may be time to consider scheduling a physical therapy telehealth appointment through Agile Virtual PT.
Agile Virtual PT provides you with access to experienced, licensed physical therapists who can guide you through a personalized treatment plan for your needs. If you’re ready to give online physical therapy a shot, please contact us today for a free screening or to schedule an initial appointment.