Telemedicine therapy is a type of telehealth service where patients can visit their PT specialist virtually instead of in-person. It can help you stay connected with your physical therapist after initial in-person visits. Telehealth may also increase your ability to connect with a physical therapist who is experienced in treating people with your condition, or who is a board-certified clinical specialist who may not be near you.
It also can help people who live in areas where access to physical therapy is lacking. For instance, if you require a specific type of therapy that is not locally available, something like telemedicine physical therapy or telemedicine occupational therapy may be possible with a specialist over telehealth.
However, telehealth might not be available in your area, or might not be covered by your insurance provider. You will also likely need to meet in person with your PT for an initial evaluation, and to determine if telehealth physical therapy is the right approach for you.