You may have heard of “telehealth” or have even participated in a virtual visit with your doctor. Virtual physical therapy is now an option at Geromove PT. Virtual physical therapy has been around for a long time but has recently increased in use and popularity due to COVID-19. It is a wonderful option to treat your pain or injury all from the comfort of your home.
Virtual physical therapy is very similar to in-person physical therapy. Your physical therapist will perform an assessment, discuss your diagnosis, and determine a plan for care with your goals and needs in mind. Many tests that are performed in the clinic can be done via video so that an accurate diagnosis is determined.
There are a couple considerations to take into account when deciding if virtual physical therapy is right for you, such as assess to technology that is needed, like a smartphone or laptop and internet access. Another aspect to take into account is what type of pain or injury you are seeking physical therapy care for. The good news is that virtual physical therapy can be used to treat almost everything that is normally treated with an in-person visit. Areas of pain and conditions that can be treated with virtual physical therapy include but are not limited to:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain
- Hip, knee, and ankle pain
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Balance training and fall prevention
- Dizziness and vestibular rehabilitation
Give virtual physical therapy a try with your free first appointment. Schedule here and experience it for yourself, all from the comfort of your own home.