Why should I seek Physical Therapy via Telehealth
Patients may find participating in physical therapy via telehealth easier due to a medical illness or a physical inability to travel to an outpatient clinic to attend their regularly scheduled physical therapy appointments. Hence, Exemplar Physical Therapy has implemented a Telehealth program to evaluate and manage these individual’s loss of function of their muscles and joints via virtual therapy sessions from the comfort of their home or office.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth allows those who do not wish to leave their house an opportunity to access a healthcare professional (such as a physician, physician assistant, nurse, midwife, physical therapist, occupational therapist) via a video conference or telephone call. Telehealth enables a physical therapist the ability to visualize and speak directly to their patients as they would for an in-clinic visit for the purpose of evaluation, progressing a current treatment plan, triage new pain / symptoms, and assist in developing an exercise program to address your individual issues and prevent decline.
Virtual therapy allows people of all ages to safely keep moving and address physical problems from the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately, injuries and pain do not go away during a pandemic, injury or illness, but Exemplar Physical Therapy is working to find ways to help.
Is Telehealth covered by my insurance?
Previously Telehealth was not covered by most medical insurances, however many insurance companies are now expanding their coverage to include Telehealth coverage to improve healthcare access in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Because private insurance companies are independently choosing to cover various versions of Telehealth, specific to each carrier and patient’s insurance plan, we will verify your insurance benefits prior to your appointment.
If you are interested in learning or about Telehealth at Exemplar Physical Therapy please contact us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org