Ergo Physical Therapy’s Telehealth is a remote alternative platform to provide physical therapy care to our patients.
Telehealth physical therapy allows patients to access our services via digital communication from the safety of their own home and still receive quality one-on-one care and education from one of our licensed Doctors of Physical Therapy.
What is Telehealth physical therapy ?
Have you ever wanted your physical therapist to evaluate, treat and educate you while you are home? Do you have a difficult time getting out of your home to attend your appointments? Telehealth – A live, one-on-one video appointment with your physical therapist via the use of telecommunication technology to support long-distance clinical health care. Telehealth is becoming a popular option that enables patients to see and talk to their health care providers from the comfort and convenience of their home in a simple and friendly manner
It is likely one of the best ways for our physical therapists to ensure care continuity that allows them to serve patients while bypassing the health risks of meeting in person
Why Telehealth physical therapy?
Telehealth can help you stay connected with your physical therapist even when they are unable to be in the same location as you. ” If you can’t reach out to the service let the service reach you ”
Telehealth physical therapy allows your physical therapist to screen your home for potential hazards and minimize the risk of falling. Telehealth appointment with your physical therapist is a great opportunity to discuss ways to improve the safety of your home
3. Personalized care
During a private telehealth visit, you will work one-on-one with your physical therapist without distractions. You also can involve family members or caregivers in your appointment if you would like
4. Success rates
Patients who take part in telehealth physical therapy are more likely to adhere to their home exercise program. Your physical therapist can provide you a safe and effective home exercise program based on your specific needs and goals. Adhering to your exercise prescription is a vital part of your long-term health
5. Time savings
There is no waiting room! After your telehealth appointment, you can quickly get back to what you were doing at home without having to spend time on the road.
No need to commute! A telehealth appointment reduces the burden of commuting to and from appointments. Telehealth works well for parents with a child at home, caregivers concerned about the physical demands of transporting their loved ones to and from appointments, and those who don’t have easy access to transportation.
The majority of our patients who have participated in telehealth physical therapy were satisfied with their experience and would do it again. Having this support at home while going through rehabilitation is valuable. Studies show that telehealth physical therapy can result in equal or better outcomes.
How Telehealth is done?
Ergo Physical Therapy uses a fully compliant HIPAA software to assure information security and confidentiality
- Schedule a telehealth visit with one of our physical therapists
- Telehealth medical insurance benefit verification performed by our administrative staff
- Download, print and sign a consent form
- Your physical therapist will contact you prior to your telehealth appointment to assure you are ready for your virtual session and answer any related questions you may have
- An email invitation will be sent to you stating the date and time of your telehealth session with a link to connect to your physical therapy virtual session
- Start your virtual physical therapy session