Telehealth is a revolutionary medical solution that provides exceptional physical therapy care tailored to your specific needs in a virtual environment. Telehealth PT gives you the benefit of speaking directly to an expert physical therapist face-to-face, without having to leave your own home.
Telehealth gives physical therapists the ability to provide you with top-quality care in the convenience of your home, reducing the need for travel and in-office visits.
If you’re having trouble or not feeling comfortable coming to a clinic, contact us to schedule your Telehealth PT visit:
How does telehealth for PT/physical therapy work?
Telehealth physical therapy offers direct care and face-to-face interaction with an expert physical therapist in a virtual environment.
It is offered as If you do not have a computer accessible to you or have issues with downloading, you may also be able to complete your visit using your smartphone. Another option is iPhone Facetime technology where no download is required.
Prior to your telehealth appointment, you will want to do the following things to get the most out of your appointment:
- Ensure your camera is working and video is allowed
- Ensure you are connected to a strong internet connection
- Ensure you have proper space to complete your treatment in a comfortable environment – you will likely need to move during the visit to do recommended exercises or stretches
- Dress in comfortable clothes that allow for movement
- Have any physical therapy tools or household items on hand that are recommended for use during your treatment
- Connect to the appointment about 5 minutes early to your appointment in case of unexpected issues
Telehealth offers you personalized treatment in the comfort of your home. You are able to connect in real-time and receive exceptional care in a virtual environment.
Reasons you and your physical therapist may consider telehealth as an option include:
- Personalized, in-home care
- Home safety
- No transportation issues
- High success rates, especially regarding in-home follow-up exercise programs
- Time savings
- Decreased likelihood of missed appointments
- Flexibility in line with common everyday demands such as work schedule or childcare needs
If you are experiencing pain or suffering from an injury, you certainly didn’t plan that to be a part of your everyday life. Telehealth virtual visits are a revolutionary way to have your issue or condition assessed by an experienced healthcare professional. It prevents issues with making it to scheduled visits or taking gaps in between sessions, leading to slower, less successful healing. It also makes it easier for you to remain fully engaged in your treatment and address follow-up issues.
Telehealth has become an excellent choice for both patients and providers because it eliminates issues that prevent care through physical therapy. It also improves outcomes, increases treatment consistency, and eliminates barriers to care such as distance or scheduling conflicts. A 3-month clinical study found that telehealth was an effective option that also significantly lowered healthcare costs.
Are PTs and PTAs allowed to use telehealth?
Yes, both physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are allowed to use telehealth to treat patients remotely, granted that they are authorized. The use of telehealth in all medical fields is rapidly expanding, with physical therapy being among the fields turning to telehealth to better treat patients.
Both patients and physical therapists and patients find telehealth physical therapy an effective form of treatment in a virtual environment. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) takes the position that telehealth is an established method of health services that increases the outcome of patient and client interactions.
The APTA believes that telehealth provides solid patient outcomes. Physical therapists are trained to assess when telehealth is an appropriate option for each individual patient.
Are telehealth visits covered by insurance?
Many insurance companies recognize telehealth physical therapy as a modern, necessary, and important variation to traditional in-clinic physical therapy appointments. While not all insurance providers don’t coverer telehealth physical therapy, As many employers have accepted working remotely, the healthcare industry has followed suit in accepting telehealth options. Telehealth coverage for physical therapy may require a recommendation from your healthcare provider. Basically, make sure you know the requirements in advance for insurance coverage.
Do I need any special equipment?
No, you do not need any special equipement for a telehealth physical therapy visit. Your physical therapist or physical therapy assistant will usually use secure technology such as Zoom. Your visit will be scheduled in advance and you will receive an email invitation to the virtual appointment. If you don’t have the software used, you will be able to download it at no cost. You simply log in at the scheduled time of your appointment and you will be connected directly to your physical therapist or physical therapy assistant for face-to-face healthcare in a digital environment.
There is no training needed to participate in telehealth physical therapy. You simply need to connect with your physical therapy clinic that offers telehealth to discuss your appointment needs. They will provide you will all the details, requirements, and instructions.
Whether you twisted your ankle, are suffering from back pain, or are struggling with limited mobility, virtual physical therapy through telehealth is an excellent, modern choice to treat your issues and help you get back to a better quality of life.