Three benefits of telehealth PT services you can count on during the COVID-19 crisis

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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the globe in many different ways, including how we receive our health care. Many people are unable or uncomfortable with leaving their homes to receive physical therapy for their aches and pains. Fortunately, there is a service that can help you get treatment at home, known as telehealth physical therapy. 

Telehealth physical therapy, also known as virtual physical therapy, is a service that connects physical therapists and patients over a live, one-on-one video call. Using this technology, your physical therapist can guide you through many treatment methods to help you manage your pain and recover from injury. 

Three benefits of telehealth physical therapy

  1. It’s safe — Traveling to a clinic for physical therapy is not always the safest option for some patients. Some people may have a condition that makes it unsafe to operate a vehicle. Others might not want to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In either circumstance, virtual physical therapy allows you to remain in your home to get the treatment you need, eliminating many risks to your health involved with traveling.
  2. It’s simple — People who are not the most technologically savvy might be a little concerned about virtual physical therapy, but it’s much easier than you might think. All you need is a reliable internet connection, a working communication device, comfortable clothes and an open space. Your physical therapist can walk you through everything else you need to do in your appointment.
  3. It’s affordable — Virtual physical therapy is covered by most major insurances. 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.


Talk to Whatcom Physical Therapy today about telehealth physical therapy

Our physical therapists at Whatcom Physical Therapy are ready to walk with you on your recovery journey, but we understand you can’t always come to visit us in our clinics. That’s why we’re prepared to bring treatment to you with virtual physical therapy. Contact our team today for more information about virtual physical therapy or to schedule an initial appointment.