Are you looking to continue your rehabilitative treatment while practicing physical distancing and self-isolating?
Good news! pt Health now offers virtual physiotherapy, giving you the opportunity to receive treatment from the comfort of your own home through video conference technology.
Wondering how virtual physiotherapy works? In this Spotlight, we’ll share some first hand information from one of our physiotherapists with you.
Terri Robicheau, Physiotherapist at Fall River Physiotherapy – pt Health has been offering virtual physiotherapy here for the past few weeks.
Today, we’re talking to Terri about her experience with this service so far.
Q: Tell us about the type of treatments you can provide through virtual physiotherapy.
A: Through virtual physiotherapy care I have been able to provide assessment and treatments for various musculoskeletal conditions.
We are able to provide education, self-massage and self-mobilization strategies, and product recommendations, as well as prescribe and progress exercises.
I am also able to provide assessment and treatment for pelvic health and incontinence patients through these same strategies.
Q: What has the patient experience been like with virtual care?
A: Both our patients and I have been pleasantly surprised with just how much we can address from a virtual session.
The patient response has been one of positivity and gratitude that during an unprecedented and uncertain time, we have been able to continue with care and address patient concerns through this new (to us) model.
It has quickly become a new and exciting platform to be able to provide access to care that would otherwise be inaccessible during the COVID-19 crisis.
Q: Can you share your favourite story of how you helped a patient with virtual care?
A: It’s hard to pick just one patient or story. I have truly enjoyed having the opportunity to provide virtual physiotherapy and have seen many patients experience a multitude of improvements. They have had reductions in pain, improved mobility and have been able to do more around their own homes.
To see the empowerment it has given my patients to know just how much they can address their own symptoms with the appropriate at home strategies has been so rewarding, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be part of this process for them.