What is a Telehealth PT VISIT?
- It is a remote, one on one Telehealth visit that is performed by one of our Licensed Physical Therapists.
- It is performed on a computer connected to the internet.
- During your visit:
- Start with a discussion of our current condition or issue.
- You may be asked to perform a series of movements to assess your range of motion, flexibility, mobility and strength.
- You will receive education on why you are hurting and how to prevent it from reoccurring
- You will receive an exercise prescription or exercise progressions based on where you are today.
- This option is a convenient and safe option if you are unable to be seen in our office.
By no means is this appointment meant to be a complete replacement for an in-office visit.
- Important: Most Insurance plans DO pay for Telehealth PT visits.
What to Expect During a Telehealth Visit?
For your appointment find a spot in your home where you feel you will have enough space to carry out your exercises. Make sure that you have all of your PT supplies together as well. You will need access to a computer or mobile device with a webcam. Practice setting it up so that your therapist will have a full view of your body in order to observe you performing exercises or to assess movements. We are using doxy.me as our communication medium. It is fully HIPAA compliant. During the day of your appointment you will receive an email with a link to click where you will “check in” to your appointment. When we click on your name each of our cameras will be activated and the session will begin!
If you are choosing to participate in the Telehealth format. You will receive the following email to prepare you for your visit.
Thank you for your interest in participating in a Telehealth physical therapy session. In light of COVID-19 we are planning to use this form of Physical Therapy in order to best comply with efforts of social distancing while still progressing our patients and providing the highest level of skilled care.
How to prepare:
- For your appointment find a quiet spot in your home where you feel you would have enough space to carry out any exercises.
- Practice setting up the space so that your therapist will have a full view of your body in order to observe you performing exercises or to assess movement.
- Continuing patients make sure that you have all of your PT supplies with you. If you will need anything else your therapist will contact you prior to your appointment
- Be sure to wear physical therapy appropriate attire, that is easy to move in.
- You will need access to a mobile device or computer/iPad with a webcam.
- Make sure you close all open windows on your computer
- Make sure no one else is using your wifi for streaming services (Netflix, Sling, etc.)
- When we call to confirm your visit, you will be prompted to read the Telehealth Terms of Service (TOS) agreement on our website. (Click on the Telehealth button on the homepage)
- Prior to check-in you will need to have signed a Consent form and reviewed HIPAA policy.
- We are using doxy.me as our communication medium. It is fully HIPAA compliant
- Prior to the start of your appointment you will receive an email with a link. The link will redirect you to doxy.me where you will virtually check in to your appointment
- Once you have signed in your therapist will see that you are in the “Virtual Waiting Room”
- When they click on your name each of your cameras will be activated and the session will begin!
It will be helpful to prepare any questions you may have with regard to your program or overall plan of care.
Please confirm that this email address is what we should continue to use for your Telehealth appointments. Otherwise please offer the one you prefer.
We must have signed consent from a parent or guardian to email a minor. In some instances it may best to have a parent present during a session with a minor.
Thank you for your confidence in our care during these unique and challenging times.