COVID-19: Richmond Physical Therapy Action Plan

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 and have made the difficult decision to close both office locations starting tomorrow March 24th until April 4th.

We are offering Telehealth!

With our physical locations closed, Telehealth services are the best possible option for us at this time. By providing care for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe

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 will consist of a 1:1 physical therapy session with our therapist through a secure HIPAA compliant video and voice call.

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 – without coming directly to our clinic.

At Richmond Physical Therapy, our Telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. Additionally, through our PT Wired app, you can view the exercises and stretches that you are expected to complete each day and log your advancement through your treatment plan. You can also use this app to access ongoing helpful tools and tips, such as our blogs – you can even use it to send these tips to a friend or family member who may also need help!

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
  • Headaches/migraines
  • 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 Richmond 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 the best course of action for the time being.

Although our clinic will be closing for some time, 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 during our closure, 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, give us a call today. 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.

Schedule an appointmentOR schedule appointment throughout phone or text.

646-820-5669

Sincerely,
The Richmond Physical Therapy Team