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Many health care sectors are scrambling to assist patients while dealing with COVID-19 restrictions. This includes physical therapy clinics. As a result, our team is offering virtual care services in addition to in-clinic visits so our team can continue to treat your aches and pains if you need to remain in your home. 

Telemedicine services like virtual physical therapy have been steadily gaining acceptance over the past few years. In fact, it’s estimated that 78% of Americans are now willing to receive care virtually. Patients who are considering using virtual physical therapy may want the answers to some FAQs before trying it. Here are answers to three of the FAQs about virtual physical therapy: 

  1. What is virtual physical therapy?

Virtual physical therapy is a remote physical therapy session in which a physical therapist guides you in live time through exercises and stretches via video over the internet. 

Virtual physical therapy uses fewer therapy techniques than in-person therapy. However, it can still help people treat a range of issues like arthritis. They can help patients who are doing post-surgical rehab as well. In addition, virtual physical therapy can help patients treat soft tissue injuries from a car accident. 

  1. How effective is virtual physical therapy?

Another frequently asked question about virtual physical therapy deals with its effectiveness. With virtual physical therapy, you can still receive many of the same effective treatments you would in the clinic. Of course, certain treatments like manual hands-on therapy aren’t available virtually, but therapeutic exercises and stretches can still benefit you.  

  1. What does virtual physical therapy cost?

Virtual physical therapy care is covered by most major insurances the same as an in-person visit. Our team also accepts credit and debit as well as Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) payments for Medicare, Medicaid and self-pay patients.

Find out more about virtual physical therapy at Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Looking for answers to more virtual physical therapy FAQs? Our Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation team is primed to help you. We can use virtual physical therapy to help you: 

Continue post-surgical rehab for patients

Treat chronic pain

Evaluate new patients

Provide therapy for many soft tissue injuries

Don’t wait to start your virtual physical therapy sessions. Contact our team for more information about virtual physical therapy today or to schedule an initial appointment. 

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