We know telehealth is a new concept, and there may be some questions regarding what an actual visit is like. One of the best ways to get a feel for what you can expect is by reading some success stories.
“I am 64 years old and had a left side total knee replacement on March 9, 2020. My telehealth (virtual) PT sessions started toward the end of the second week after my surgery due to the “stay at home” mandate. I was skeptical at first; but after my first session with Michael, I knew that I was in good hands and that this type of physical therapy was going to WORK! Michael was super friendly, patient and genuinely cared about the QUALITY of my recovery. Michael gave me a series of exercises to do that he could monitor in real-time and check the progress and degree of my knee bend. He was also able to show me videos on how the exercises were done, and would even send these exercises to my email. It has been an amazing experience! Since I don’t have to drive, I take advantage of this and try to schedule a session every day that I can. I am now at day 41 since my surgery and my bend is 125 degrees and I am almost perfectly straight. I owe my quality of recovery to working with Michael every day that I can, and to doing the exercises that he prescribes. I had my right knee replaced 6 years ago and I am actually almost two weeks ahead of where I was during that knee recovery time! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family! You guys are awesome! I absolutely recommend telehealth, virtual physical therapy!” – Lora A.
“My experience using telehealth has been nothing but amazing! It’s very convenient and very nice to be able to exercise and get better from the comfort of my home. I was able to see my therapist as well as they being able to see me. My therapist even got on the floor and explained the exercises I needed to do. It’s very professional and it’s not just a list of things to do. They explain in detail how to do each and every exercise and I was able to hear and see clearly what I needed to do. Telehealth is definitely something that I believe should be offered more. I think it can benefit a lot of people that can’t get out as easily as others, people that have kids, and individuals that need to be seen outside of normal working hours. My therapist allowed me to do my therapy at 7pm one day because my work kept me past my normal schedule. TELEHEALTH ***** five star *****” – Thomas K
“I became a patient in November 2019 for lumbar spine/facet issues, more than likely caused by work activities. I have had bilateral hip procedures in my past, multiple steroid injections in my hips and SI joint, as well as a lumbar medial branch block. I have been desperate for relief. I was recommended to see my therapist from a family member. He has not disappointed. He is very knowledgeable, charismatic and tries to make your PT sessions fun. I have gone from taking NSAIDs around the clock to help with my pain, to hardly taking any medications at all. It has been such a relief not being concerned with taking medications daily. My PT sessions and at home exercises have given me freedom from my pain at least 85% of the time. With the COVID-19 situation at hand, I was nervous going to the clinic even though sanitizing practices are kept as a priority. Telehealth seemed perfect for me. I am pleased that I am continuing to improve in the comfort of my living room at this time with equipment I have on hand. I look forward to improving my strength and mobility as I continue my therapy. Thank you!” – Katlyn G
“I have been using Telehealth services with my physical therapist for the last few weeks. I’ll admit, I was skeptical of the process prior to beginning this new way of treatment. My mind was completely changed after my first telehealth visit. The one-on-one time I was able to spend with my physical therapist during the Telehealth visit was invaluable. We were able to talk through my day to day routine in much more detail. He was still able to evaluate my movement during my exercises through our video visits, and he was able to see the environment I spend a great deal of my time in. We were able to discuss ways I could perform my exercises at work while using things I had available in my office. If you are concerned about the value you will receive during a Telehealth visit, I strongly recommend that you give it a try. I guarantee you are going to get a wealth of value and knowledge with this type of treatment.” – Marsha B