Professional Physical Therapy, a provider of outpatient physical and hand therapy and rehabilitation services in the Northeast United States, has developed a certification program to distinguish its experienced telehealth practitioners, it announces.

The program aims to identify individuals who are most experienced and best suited for providing virtual care.

The certification criteria was created to ensure as little difference as possible between an in-clinic evaluation and a video visit. Therapists who have completed at least 15 prior telehealth sessions, have greater than 1 year of clinical experience, and have been recommended by operations and the clinical excellence team, are invited to the training sessions to begin the certification process.

Individuals who pass a comprehensive written exam are then required to participate in a mock-telehealth appointment with an education team member. After successful completion of all aspects of the program they are identified as a Professional Physical Therapy Certified Telehealth Therapist, a media release from Melville, NY-based Professional Physical Therapy explains.

Ensures Continuation of Care

“We are proud to offer our patients and clinicians a best in class method to limit disruption of care during very trying times. Our robust telehealth certification process ensures that the exceptional care delivered in our brick and mortar locations continues via the leverage of technology as a treatment method.

“Our clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction scores prove that telehealth is a viable option for our patients that are not able to make it to the clinic.”

— Todd Herzberger PT, MSPT, CDNS, Chief Operating Officer at Professional Physical Therapy

“Our certified telehealth provider program exemplifies Professional Physical Therapy’s commitment to clinical excellence. We are very proud to offer our patients video visit options with providers that have undergone a rigorous certification process to ensure exceptional care delivery if they are not able to attend one of our state of the art physical facilities.

“This has helped us maintain our nationally recognized outcomes with our patients who elect to utilize telehealth as their preferred method to access Physical and Hand therapy care.”

— Director of Clinical Outcomes at Professional Physical Therapy, Owen Lennon PT, DPT, OCS

[Source(s): Professional Physical Therapy, PRWeb]

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