Virtual physical therapy can offer specific benefits to patients

virtual physical therapy Benefits

Have you heard the term “telemedicine” recently? Many people might have heard this word as the coronavirus outbreak gets worse. But you might not know what it means or how you can use it. 

Telemedicine is medical care that’s performed over an internet or mobile data connection. Typically, it involves meeting with a health care professional on a real-time video conference. Virtual physical therapy is a type of telemedicine. Specifically, it’s used to describe telehealth sessions where you meet with a physical therapist, and it can also be called remote physical therapy. There are several specific benefits that virtual physical therapy can offer patients, especially during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Patients could get these benefits from virtual physical therapy

Virtual physical therapy is designed to offer many benefits to people who need physical therapy. A few of the specific benefits this service can offer include: 

  • Better access to physical therapy —Not everyone lives close to a physical therapy clinic or can travel safely. If you’re in a virtual area or have trouble traveling, virtual physical therapy can help you get the treatment you need. 
  • Reduced risk of hospital readmission — Being readmitted to the hospital after a surgery or other medical issue can be very costly and exposes you to infection. People who follow up with physical therapy after their surgery, whether in-clinic or virtual, are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital for post-surgical issues. 
  • Personalized care — If you need to use virtual physical therapy, you can still expect personalized care. Our physical therapists will evaluate your condition and goals and develop a personalized YouTube video to help you reach them.

Excel Sports & Physical Therapy can help you get virtual physical therapy benefits

Are you searching for a way to take advantage of the benefits that virtual physical therapy can offer? Excel Sports & Physical Therapy can help. Our team is now offering virtual physical therapy as well as in-clinic treatment. 

Take the next step to get the benefits of virtual physical therapy from our specialists. Contact our team for more information about virtual physical therapy today or to schedule an initial appointment.