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Treating aches and pains during self-isolation with telemedicine physical therapy

Telemedicine physical therapy

When you need treatment for aches and pains, you usually can find the treatment you need in a physical therapy clinic. However, with the COVID-19 crisis making it risky for people to leave their homes, you might find yourself unable to get treatment for your pain. Fortunately, there is telemedicine physical therapy for reasons like this.

Telemedicine physical therapy, also known as virtual physical therapy, is a remote physical therapy service that connects you with a physical therapist through a live, one-on-one, secure video connection. This service can help you continue to receive the treatment you need for your pain while you self-isolate at home.

How physical therapists treat you using telemedicine

Physical therapists specialize in many different treatment methods for helping people like you with aches and pains. Some methods are unavailable through telemedicine, but many important parts of your treatment are still available, including: 

  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches — Some of the most important parts of nearly every physical therapy routine are therapeutic exercises and stretches. This is no different for telemedicine physical therapy.

    During your telemedicine appointment, your physical therapist can guide you through stretches and exercises for improving your strength and flexibility. Stronger and more flexible muscles, tendons and ligaments help reduce pain from tension, trigger points and stiff joints.

  • Posture guidance — Poor posture while sitting and standing increases the stress on your joints. More pressure on the joints can be the cause of your pain or might contribute to making the pain related to your condition worse.

    Your physical therapist can examine your posture and provide tips for how you can make improvements to reduce stress on your joints.

  • Patient education — Your condition or injury might limit your ability to perform certain activities until you recover. Your physical therapist can provide guidance on how to perform certain tasks or how to move around safely with your condition. This can help you live a more independent lifestyle and reduce your chances of injury. 

Talk to Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy about telemedicine physical therapy

Are you stuck at home with aches and pains that make your daily life miserable? Our physical therapists can help you treat your aches and pains with telemedicine physical therapy. Contact our team today for more information about telemedicine physical therapy or to schedule an initial appointment.