Telehealth can help you stay connected with your physical therapist after initial in-person visits. Telehealth may also increase your ability to connect with a PT 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.
Patients who take part in telehealth physical therapy are more likely to stick to their home exercise programs. Your PT can provide you a safe and effective home exercise program to do at home based on your specific needs and goals. Sticking to your exercise prescription is a vital part of your long-term health.
Telehealth may or may not be available in your area or may not be covered by your insurance provider. Also, you likely will 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.