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What to expect from your first PT telemedicine appointment

May 2nd, 2020
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PT telemedicine is a type of physical therapy appointment that can be done virtually. Through a secured platform designed for physical therapy, you can connect to a certified physical therapist who will guide you through your program from the comfort of your own home. 

There are several reasons why you might choose a PT telemedicine appointment instead of an in-clinic appointment, such as:

  • Underlying medical issues that limit personal contact
  • Elderly limitations
  • Transportation issues
  • Limited mobility due to injury or recovery from surgery

For any of these reasons, you may have opted for a virtual physical therapy session. Here are a few things you need to do to prepare for your first PT telemedicine appointment:

  1. Make sure you have a strong internet connection.
  2. Have a fully powered device that has internet and video capabilities.
  3. Make space in your home where you can move and exercise freely.
  4. Wear comfortable clothes to exercise in.

When it’s time for your appointment, you can log in to the video platform used by your physical therapist. The login information will be provided to you via email when you schedule your appointment. Once you’re logged in, your physical therapist will connect with you and perform a virtual evaluation of your progress. Then you will start into your movements and treatment.

Even though your PT telemedicine appointment is virtual, your physical therapist will still guide you through movements and exercises to help treat your condition. Because this is a video appointment, your physical therapist will be able to evaluate your movement and correct your form when necessary. 

The purpose of virtual physical therapy is to keep you on track toward your recovery goals even when you can’t make it into the clinic for an appointment. To learn more about our PT telemedicine services, contact our team at Rehab Access Physical Therapy today.