Patients can get these three benefits from virtual physical therapy

virtual physical therapy Benefits

As we all hunker down to avoid the coronavirus, online services are being used more than ever. However, one service you might not know is available is virtual physical therapy. 

This service involves a Skype-style session with a physical therapist. However, virtual physical therapy requires a secure video and audio feed. Such sessions can help you continue to progress through your existing therapy program. They can assist you if you’ve recently injured yourself as well. There are three benefits in particular that might stand out to you if you are considering virtual physical therapy:

  1. Provides easier access to physical therapy

The need for social distancing because of COVID-19 isn’t the only reason patients are turning to virtual physical therapy. People in rural areas often have trouble finding a physical therapist close by. Others have difficulty traveling safely. If you fit into either of these categories or don’t want to leave your home due to the virus, then virtual physical therapy is right for you. 

  1. Is personalized to each patient

Our physical therapists at Whatcom PT always personalize treatments for our patients. This is no different for virtual physical therapy. If you’re an existing patient, you can expect the same personalized treatments, with the exception of any hands-on treatment of course. If you’re a new patient, we’ll evaluate your condition and develop a personalized plan to help you reach your recovery goals.

  1. Effectively reduces common types of pain

One of the main goals of physical therapy is to help reduce and prevent pain. Using telemedicine services, physical therapists can guide you through techniques designed to help reduce pain from an injury or a chronic condition. This is beneficial for people with conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Chronic headaches
  • Post-surgical recovery

Whatcom Physical Therapy now offers high-quality virtual physical therapy services

You don’t have to go far to find effective virtual physical therapy services that can benefit you. Our team at Whatcom Physical Therapy is now offering virtual physical therapy appointments. In part, this service offering is aimed toward keeping our patients and staff safe from coronavirus as well as being convenient for everyone involved. 

Are you ready to try a virtual physical therapy session with us? Contact our team today for more information about virtual physical therapy sessions or to schedule your initial appointment.