Professional Physical Therapy, a provider of outpatient physical and hand therapy and rehabilitation services in the Northeast, announces the launch of Telehealth, a treatment alternative for patients amid the recent Coronavirus outbreak.
The solution is for existing patients who want to continue their rehabilitation but are not able to visit the clinic. A Telehealth appointment consists of a scheduled video call between the patient and physical or occupational therapist through Physitrack, the platform patients are using to access their home exercise programs.
The use of this alternative treatment method gives patients the ability to follow their prescribed physical or occupational therapy exercise program, maintain their strength and mobility, and stay active, through a session conducted by a live Professional Physical Therapy licensed therapist. While Telehealth is not meant to completely replace in-person, hands-on treatment sessions, it is a safe, secondary option, according to the company in a media release.
“We care about the health and well-being of our patients, and understand that unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, inclement weather, and transportation issues, can make it difficult for our patients to get to a clinic for treatment,” says Dan Dourney, Chief Executive Officer at Professional Physical Therapy, in the release.
“While in-clinic rehabilitation is still the preferred and proven treatment method, Telehealth offers a realistic and practical alternative for patients who cannot get to the clinic, so they don’t lose the momentum of their recovery.”
Professional Physical Therapy operates 185 rehabilitation clinics in the Northeast across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Telehealth is currently available to existing patients companywide, with plans to expand services to new patient injury assessments and evaluations.
[Source(s): Professional Physical Therapy, PRWeb]