In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease.
Because of this, telehealth services are a great option! By providing care for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe.
For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us, schedule a telehealth appointment with our website chatbot, OR click here to schedule your virtual appointment!
What is telehealth?
You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location.
Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments.
At Fleming Physical Therapy, our telehealth services offer a live appointment where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan.
At any point you can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition. That being said, there are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to:
- Arthritis pain
- Back pain
- Post-surgical rehab
- Respiratory issues
- Sports medicine/athletic training
- Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other chronic conditions
- Injury rehab
- And much more
In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth also has other benefits for patients. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, just a few of these include:
- Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could be managed from their homes
- Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes
- Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education
Begin telehealth services today
We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times and that there will likely be more ahead. At Fleming Physical Therapy, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are a great option for the time being.
We still want to be able to serve our patients in the best ways possible. We want you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If any injury or discomfort occurs, we want you to be able to receive the care you need.
To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, request an appointment today at Schenectady, Amsterdam, and Gloversville, NY. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs.