Americans are increasingly living in a virtual world. Our music is online. So are our movies and some of our social interaction. However, the current COVID-19 threat is prompting medical services to go virtual as well. As a result, we are offering virtual physical therapy 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.
Virtual physical therapy is a service that allows patients to speak to a therapist through a live video connection. It may seem relatively new but virtual physical therapy has actually been growing steadily in the past few years. People who haven’t used this service might still be wondering what to expect from virtual physical therapy.
Three things you can expect from virtual physical therapy
Virtual physical therapy has been well received by those who have used it. In fact, one study reports that virtual physical therapy for total knee replacement patients had a 91.2% satisfaction rating.
Patients who are considering using virtual physical therapy likely want to know what to expect from their sessions. Here are three things virtual physical therapy patients should expect:
- Personalized treatment — At Arrow, all of our physical therapy treatments are personalized to the needs of each patient. This is no different for virtual physical therapy. During your session, your physical therapist will assess your condition and guide you through a treatment plan designed to help you reach your recovery goals at a pace that works for you.
- Affordable costs — Virtual physical therapy care is covered by most major insurances in the same way as an in-person visit. Paying with credit or debit works, as well as Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) payments for Medicare, Medicaid and self-pay patients.
- Therapeutic exercises — During an in-clinic physical therapy session, physical therapists guide you through therapeutic exercises and use manual therapy. During a virtual physical therapy session, they cannot perform manual therapy since that involves the use of their hands but they can still guide you through a personalized therapeutic exercise routine that targets the muscles and structure you need to rebuild.
Learn more about what to expect from virtual physical therapy at Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Still have more questions about what to expect from virtual physical therapy? Our team at Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation is ready to help you.
Take the next step to start using our virtual physical therapy services. Contact our team for more information about virtual physical therapy today or to schedule an initial appointment.