Telehealth PT

Telehealth PT

If you would like to set up a Telehealth session, or for any other questions please email us at info@cityptnyc.com.

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have stopped much of the world. Streets and shops that were once busy are now empty, activities are cancelled, and you may not even be going to work. One thing that the virus has not stopped is pain and injury. Maybe you were seeing your PT when stay at home orders were issued. Maybe you've been having more pain and soreness in your back or neck because of all the time you've spent in front of the computer working at home, or maybe you hurt yourself over the weekend doing some yard work or exercising to relieve stress. How do you get the care you need without putting yourself or others at risk during this time of social distancing?

Telehealth PT May Be an Option for You During the Covid-19 Pandemic

You may not be able to go to your PT, but your PT may be able to come virtually to you! Coverage of TelehealthPT varies from insurer to insurer. They are also being rapidly updated and changed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the best way to find out what is available to you is to contact us and we will check on your individual coverage.

Why telehealth?

  • Get the care you need from the comfort of your own home
  • Continue to make progress while you are stuck at home
  • Prevent relapse of your condition
  • Address new injuries/conditions
  • Improve your fitness level

What will your PT do during a Telehealth Session?

  • Assess your current status
  • Monitor your progress
  • Discuss your issues, concerns, and goals
  • Teach you new stretches and exercises
  • Coach you on exercise form
  • Progress your home exercise
  • Recommend appropriate exercise equipment for your "home gym"
  • Recommend changes and equipment to improve your home office set up

Our Telehealth PT Features:

  • Secure HIPPA Compliant platform
  • Use any smartphone/tablet/computer with a webcam
  • No software downloads necessary

Telehealth Visit Tips

  • You'll need a device with a screen, camera and microphone. This could be a smartphone, tablet, or computer
  • You DON’T need an app or to download any software.
  • Choose a private space where you feel comfortable to conduct your visit. Make sure you have room to move, this is still a PT visit and movement is the whole point!
  • Wear clothes that you can move in, and that your PT can see you move in. Very loose, baggy clothing makes it hard for your PT to see and evaluate your movement
  • Collect any exercise equipment you may have beforehand, so your PT knows what you have to work with. Examples might include resistance bands, foam rollers, yoga mats and blocks, etc.
  • Be ready to get creative and have fun! For many patients and therapists, televisits are a new experience so expect to work together and try new things to find what works best for you.

If you would like to set up a Telehealth session, or for any other questions please email us at info@cityptnyc.com.

Stay active, healthy, and safe.