Have you heard about Telehealth therapy?
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the closure of numerous health-care facilities, we as medical professionals are working hard to serve our patients in the best ways possible while minimizing the spread of this disease.
Telehealth has emerged as a fantastic way for patients to continue receiving medical care in the comfort of their own homes. We can keep both our patients and PT providers safe and healthy by providing care virtually rather than in person.
For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to contact us today, schedule a telehealth appointment with our website chatbot, OR click here to schedule your virtual appointment!
What is Telehealth?
At Chesterton Physical Therapy, our telehealth services offer a live appointment where you can meet and chat with our physical therapist about your treatment plan.
Telehealth is a method for medical providers, such as physicians and physical therapists, to ensure that our patients continue to receive the highest possible quality of care from a remote location, such as their home.
Telehealth services can be accessed using your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to complete your physical therapy treatments from the comfort of your own home. You’ll also be able to track your progress and see how you’re progressing as your treatment goes on.
At any point, you can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition.
What kinds of conditions can Telehealth therapy treat?
There are tons of conditions that Telehealth therapy can help to treat. Some of the most common ones are:
- Post-surgical rehab
- Back pain
- Arthritis pain
- And much more
- Injury rehab
- Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other chronic conditions
- Sports medicine/athletic training
- Respiratory issues
If your condition is not listed above, feel free to contact our office during business hours to find out if telehealth physical therapy is a good fit for you.
Safety of Telehealth
In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth also has other benefits for patients.
As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, just a few of these include:
- “Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could be managed from their homes
- Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education
- Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes”
Ready to get started?
The worst seems to be behind us in this pandemic, however, we don’t know what lies ahead.
At Chesterton Physical Therapy, we want you to know that we are here for you no matter what. We genuinely care about the health of every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are a great option for the time being.
We still want to be able to serve our patients in the best ways possible. Telehealth allows patients to continue personalized PT plans, so they do not lose all of their progress.
To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, contact us today.
Stay calm and stay healthy. We are here to help you stay on track with your physical therapy program.