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Benefits of virtual physical therapy

Virtual physical therapy can provide three benefits for you

The term “virtual physical therapy” might not be one that you’ve ever heard before, but it’s likely you will thanks to the coronavirus. This type of therapy is also called virtual physical therapy. It typically takes place through an online service or an app. This allows therapists to interact with patients through a live video and audio feed. 

Virtual physical therapy can be an option for people who need physical therapy — especially right now when social distancing is encouraged. There are three benefits in particular that virtual physical therapy can offer patients. 

Three benefits offered by virtual physical therapy

Many medical services have been moving into the virtual appointment space in recent years. In fact, many people can have a doctor’s appointment without leaving their home. This makes an option like virtual physical therapy perfect during the current health climate. 

Virtual physical therapy appointments can help patients manage chronic pain. They can also assist patients who are recovering from a recent surgery. However, this service can also benefit patients with many other issues. Three of the benefits virtual physical therapy can offer are: 

  1. Personalized care — Our team at SOL always personalizes physical therapy treatments for each of our patients. You can expect this same level of care from our virtual care as well. Existing patients can expect to continue through their personalized physical therapy plan. New patients can expect their physical therapists to evaluate their condition and develop a plan to help them reach their recovery goals. Either way, you’re in good hands.
  1. Low costs — 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. Fewer rehospitalizations — Patients in post-surgical rehab can develop complications that force them to return to the hospital. However, medical studies report that rehospitalization risks are much lower for virtual physical therapy users. A study of patients doing virtual physical therapy after a TKR shows that slightly more than 8% of patients in this group required rehospitalization. This is good news for people like you, especially when the risk of infection is high during a viral pandemic like the COVID-19 crisis. 

SOL Physical Therapy can help you benefit from virtual physical therapy

Many patients are worried about keeping up with their physical therapy during the coronavirus outbreak. Our team at SOL Physical Therapy has you covered. We’re now offering virtual physical therapy services through a secure online platform. This service will allow you to continue having sessions with one of our therapy specialists even if you don’t want to leave your home. 

Take the next step to start getting our help through live virtual physical therapy sessions. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

About the author

Sports + Orthopedic Leaders Physical Therapy & Performance Training serves the communities of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Orinda, San Francisco and beyond. SOLPT’s award winning team of Physical Therapists, Performance Coaches and movement experts has helped thousands reach their rehabilitation and performance goals to move beyond pain. We're committed to helping anyone of any fitness level move effectively and more powerfully for a lifetime. We offer rehabilitation and performance services to all populations, with specialties in Sports Rehabilitation, Active Release Techniques, and Manual Therapy Techniques plus Personal and Small Group Training, Sport Clinics and Wellness Services.