Do you drink coffee or tea every morning? Do you have to turn doorknobs or push open doors? Do you drive to work every day? If you said yes to any of these questions, living with wrist injuries can make it much harder to get through your day.
People often develop wrist conditions from tasks they do at work. Another common wrist injury cause is an impact from playing sports, and regular household tasks that are repetitive can be a cause, too. If you have a wrist issue, virtual physical therapy is one option that can help you recover.
Three reasons to choose virtual physical therapy to treat wrist injuries
Physical therapy has long been an effective treatment option for many kinds of wrist injuries. Now, this type of care has gone virtual. Some of the reasons you should consider choosing virtual physical therapy to treat a wrist issue include:
- Reducing the risk of injury aggravation — Doing certain normal daily tasks can aggravate an already injured wrist. This is especially true if you have to wait a while to see a physical therapist or primary care provider in person. How long might you have to wait?
A 2019 study found that people had to wait more than 12 days on average for an orthopedic appointment. Waiting for this long can increase your risk of aggravating a wrist injury. Fortunately, one virtual physical therapy provider reports that their scheduling is 60% faster than for in-person physical therapy.
- Decreasing your pain effectively — One of the goals you will likely want to accomplish is reducing your pain. Virtual physical therapy is an effective option for decreasing many types of musculoskeletal pain. A medical study found that a 12-week virtual physical therapy program helped patients reduce their musculoskeletal pain by over 68%.
- Increasing physical therapy convenience — You have to take time off work. Then, you’ll need to drive to the clinic and drive back to work or to your home afterward. These and other factors make going to in-person physical therapy sessions far less convenient than many people would like.
Virtual physical therapy can be the answer to this convenience conundrum. Why? You can do virtual physical therapy sessions from any device that has a microphone and camera. You just need a stable internet connection. These two facts mean that virtual physical therapy may be far more convenient for many people compared to in-person physical therapy.
Agile Virtual PT offers effective treatment for wrist injuries and conditions
People who are suffering from painful wrist injuries or conditions can find help from our Agile Virtual Physical Therapy team. Our team is made up of hundreds of licensed clinicians, and we can help people located in 42 states. You can even sign up for a free virtual screening to learn how we can help you specifically.
Contact our team today for more information about wrist issues we can help you address or to schedule an initial virtual screening or appointment.