Ivy Rehab and its network of physical therapy partners across the country remain committed to serving their patients and communities during the disruptions imposed by COVID-19, the company notes in a media release.

“We are offering more options for our patients to receive therapy and giving those who are unable to be cared for in one of our centers, the choice to use either our digital telehealth visits or home therapy visits,” Michael Rucker, Ivy’s Chief Executive Officer, in a media release. “We want to make sure all of our past, current, and future patients can get the treatment they need, where and when it’s best for them.”

Its telehealth platform, in partnership with PhysiTrack, connects patients to their licensed therapists through a secure, HIPAA-compliant, fully encrypted, two-way video-call system. Patients can do their therapy from the comfort of their home through a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, iPad or tablet.

For patients who can’t get to a clinic, but still need in-person therapy, Ivy’s “HomeSTEP” program allows both new and existing patients to receive one-on-one evaluations and treatment sessions in the comfort and safety of their home—following strict safety guidelines.

Even during this time, Ivy remains committed to ensuring continuous care for its patients, some of whom are working as health care workers, police officers, firefighters, and public works employees, the release continues.

“We agree with the Department of Homeland Security in their opinion that physical therapy is an ‘essential’ service,” states Troy Bage, Ivy’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our patients, some of whom are working to care for our communities every day, still need physical therapy to help them with their pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction. We serve them, so they can serve us all.”

Ivy’s principal commitment is to the health and safety of their patients, teammates, and communities within which they serve.

“Keeping our patients and teammates safe means no germs in, no germs out,” says Erin Kenney, Ivy’s Vice President of Operations. “That is the mission at all of our clinics, and we are going above and beyond to provide a safe environment for our patients and our teammates.”

The Ivy Rehab Network, headquartered in White Plains, NY, includes more than 225 outpatient physical, occupational, speech therapy and ABA clinics located throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Southeast regions of the United States. It was founded in 2003.

[Source(s): Ivy Rehab Network, PR Newswire]