Questions about virtual physical therapy? Here are answers to three FAQs

virtual physical therapy FAQs

Questions are swirling in everyone’s mind right now because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Will I be able to keep my job? How long are businesses going to be closed? These are just some of the questions on many people’s minds. Another question that might be troubling many people is: Will I be able to continue getting the physical therapy I need?

For many patients, the answer to this question is yes, thanks to virtual physical therapy. Virtual physical therapy is also called remote physical therapy or virtual care, and it uses the internet to connect you with a therapist. Typically, the point of connection for a virtual physical therapy session is a secure video conference. Here are answers to three frequently asked questions about virtual physical therapy: 

  1. What issues can it help treat?

People considering virtual physical therapy frequently ask questions related to the issues it can help with. One issue that it can assist with is post-surgical rehab. A medical study on virtual physical therapy shows that patients who used it after a total knee replacement were 60% less likely to be readmitted to the hospital. 

Our team at Excel Sports & Physical Therapy can use virtual physical therapy to help with many other issues, including: 

  1. How do virtual physical therapy costs compare with those of traditional therapy? 

Virtual physical therapy care is covered by most major insurances in the same way 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. 

  1. How do I prepare for virtual physical therapy?
  • Ensure the device you’ll be using has a functioning camera, microphone and speaker.
  • Check your email for session confirmation and information.
  • Make sure your internet browser is updated.
  • Have an open, well-lit space prepared for your session. 
  • Ensure your device is securely positioned. 
  • Check that your device can be used hands-free during therapeutic exercises and stretches. 
  • Confirm that your internet or mobile data connection is stable. 

Need answers to more virtual physical therapy FAQs? Excel Sports & Physical Therapy can help

Are you searching for answers to more virtual physical therapy FAQs? Our Excel Sports & Physical Therapy team is ready and willing to help you. Take the next step to learn more about the virtual physical therapy services we’re offering. Contact our team for more information about virtual physical therapy today or to schedule your initial appointment.