When you’re struggling with aches, pains and injuries, you can visit a physical therapist for treatment. Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who specialize in treating conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. However, it’s not always possible for you to visit a clinic in person for treatment.
For example, right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may feel unsafe visiting a clinic in person. You may also simply live too far from a clinic or have transportation issues that make it difficult for you to travel. Regardless of the reason, if you are unable to visit a clinic in person for treatment, you can always try remote care physical therapy.
What is remote care physical therapy?
Remote care physical therapy is a service that enables patients and physical therapists to connect virtually over a secure, live, one-on-one video call. During your initial session, you and your physical therapist can meet and discuss your condition. Your physical therapist can visually assess your condition and use other information, such as age and medical history, to form a diagnosis and treatment.
Treatments vary from person to person depending on the condition, its cause, and personal factors like age, weight and medical history. Over the remote care session, your physical therapist may guide you through treatments you can administer in the comfort of your own home, including:
- Targeted therapeutic exercises
- Gentle stretches
- Posture guidance
- Movement exercises
- Patient guidance, such as how to accomplish certain tasks while recovering
Your physical therapist can monitor your progress and change your treatment routine as you work together to help you reach your recovery goals.
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.