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Four benefits virtual physical therapy can offer you

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Visiting a physical therapist for treatment is a reliable way that many people treat their aches and pains from chronic conditions and injuries. However, it’s not always possible for you to get out of your home and visit a physical therapist for treatment. It’s because of circumstances like these that our physical therapists offer virtual physical therapy services.

Virtual physical therapy is a service that allows you to receive the physical therapy you need at home through the guidance of a physical therapist over a live, one-on-one video call. Think of this as something like Skype or FaceTime, but with a physical therapist over a secure, health care-approved platform.

Virtual physical therapy offers you many benefits, such as:

1. Convenience

Virtual physical therapy lets you stay at home so you don’t need to worry about preparing to travel or navigating traffic to arrive at your appointment on time. It’s also very easy to set up. All you need is:

  • A fast internet connection
  • A communication device with audio and video capabilities, such as a smartphone, laptop or tablet
  • An open, clutter-free space
  • Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is easy for you to move around in

2. Safety

Traveling can be dangerous for some people. You might have an injury or condition that affects your ability to drive or to use public transportation. Or viral pandemics like the COVID-19 crisis can make it unsafe for people to frequently leave their homes. 

Virtual physical therapy allows you to receive the treatment you need without having to leave your home. This increases your safety by keeping you off the roads and by helping you avoid contact with the virus.

3. Effectiveness

The treatments physical therapists use in virtual physical therapy are largely the same as what they offer in the clinic. Your physical therapist can guide you through therapeutic exercises and stretches that can improve your strength and flexibility. This helps reduce pain, improve your range of motion and improve your body’s structural support to help you with a number of conditions.

4. Affordability

Virtual physical therapy at Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy 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.

Talk to Peak Performance today about virtual physical therapy

It’s time to stop letting aches and pains get the best of you just because you can’t leave your home right now. Our physical therapists can use virtual physical therapy to help you treat your pain and improve your quality of life. Contact our team today for more information about virtual physical therapy or to schedule an initial appointment.