Patients typically come into in-person physical therapy sessions with specific goals in mind. The same is often true for patients who are using virtual physical therapy (PT) instead.
The difference? Virtual sessions typically involve interacting with a physical therapist over a secure video feed rather than in person. However, your virtual PT session can help you meet many of the same goals you may have for an in-person session. Here are four goals that virtual PT can help you achieve:
- Addressing common conditions
If you talk to your friends and family members, you’ll likely find that many of them have or have had the same types of pain. For instance, many of them have likely experienced back pain. Not surprising since it’s reported that 25% of Americans experienced lower back pain in the past three months. Physical therapists can help people address lower back pain and other common conditions virtually.
2. Treating specialty conditions
There are also people looking for help with issues that are outside the realm of common aches and pains. For instance, there are many cancer patients who seek physical therapy to help reduce the effects of their condition and its treatments. Elderly people are also more commonly in need of specialty orthopedic care. Virtual PT sessions offer people a way to address these and other speciality conditions without the bother of going to a physical therapy clinic.
3. Recovering from COVID
The total recovery time for people who have developed COVID-19 can vary greatly. On average, patients with mild forms of this condition tend to feel better in a few weeks. However, some people have also developed “long COVID.” This term refers to people who experience COVID effects that last for longer than four weeks. Physical therapists can provide support to patients recovering from COVID, no matter how long their recovery takes.
4. Addressing women’s health issues
Women often experience unique health challenges. Some of these challenges are pregnancy related, but others are simply brought on by the unique makeup of the female body. Some physical therapists are trained specifically to help address women’s health issues. Such specially trained clinicians can often meet with women virtually to address problems like:
Find help meeting your physical therapy goals at Agile Virtual PT
Have goals that you’re keen to meet using virtual PT? Our Agile Virtual PT team is primed to help you. We can do a free virtual screening to pinpoint the issues you have and what goals you’re aiming to achieve. Our team of 400+ clinicians can then build you a unique physical therapy program designed to help you achieve your goals and decrease pain. We can also provide you with virtual support that helps you stick to your recovery plan.
Contact our team today for more information about how we can help you meet your recovery goals or to schedule an initial appointment with our licensed clinicians.