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Three tips for doing virtual physical therapy at home

December 1st, 2020
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Society may be slowing down due to COVID-19, but chronic conditions and injuries don’t wait for the pandemic to pass to stop causing pain, stiffness and other issues. Usually, you can visit a physical therapist for treatment. And, while some clinics like Rehab Access are still accepting patients while observing proper safety protocols, you may still prefer to stay away from other people until the pandemic has passed. 

You shouldn’t have to suffer in pain because you don’t want to visit someone in person for treatment. That’s why the team at Rehab Access offers virtual physical therapy.

What is virtual physical therapy?

Virtual physical therapy is a service that has been around before the pandemic, but it’s growing in popularity due to social distancing guidelines. Virtual physical therapy takes place over a live, one-on-one video call between you and your physical therapist. Your physical therapist can guide you through a series of safe and gentle exercises, stretches and other methods to help you treat your aches and pains from the safety and comfort of your own home.

Three tips for doing virtual physical therapy

If you are considering virtual physical therapy, you may have some questions about how to start. We think virtual physical therapy is a great way to treat your aches and pains during these hard times, so we want to help you get started by providing a list of tips for what to do:

  1. Dress comfortably — You’ll likely need to do some exercises and stretches that require you to move around a lot. You’ll want to dress in loose-fitting, athletic clothing that is comfortable for exercising.
  2. Give yourself some space — Decide which room in your home you wish to perform your physical therapy in. Make sure there is enough space to allow you to stretch and move around. Remove any clutter or obstacles, including loose rugs and other items that could be tripping hazards.
  3. Double-check your internet and technology — Make sure your internet is working properly and that whatever device you are using (laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.) has a functioning web camera and is plugged in or fully charged. 

Contact Rehab Access about virtual physical therapy

Are you tired of waiting for treatment that you need but don’t want to visit a clinic in person? Our team at Rehab Access can help you treat your condition using virtual physical therapy. Contact our team today for more information about virtual physical therapy or to schedule an initial appointment.