Telehealth physical therapy

ONLINE PHYSICAL THERAPY is now at Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness!

How can you do telehealth for Physical therapy?  Isn’t it a hands on profession?

Hands-on manual therapy is an important skill of orthopedic physical therapists.  However, there is so much more to what we offer our Patients.  Physical therapists are movement-disorder and pain specialists.  With a good patient history, active listening skills and observation of your movement, we can readily provide exercises, practical advice on posture and activity modification and education about your injury that help you to heal yourself.  In fact, our attention to educating our patients is really what sets us at Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness. 

Can any patient do telehealth Physical Therapy?

While most patients will benefit from telehealth physical therapy alone or in adjunct to office visits, some patients are not appropriate due to fall risk or other health concerns.  Your therapist will discuss your likelihood to benefit from telehealth services and how or when they can be utilized in your plan.

Will my insurance cover telehealth physical therapy?

At this time, we have been told that the following insurances will cover telehealth as if it were an in-office visit.  We have been told this information varies by plan so we will verify your individual coverage and let you know.  If covered, you will owe only the co-pay.

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United HealthCare
  • BCBS Federal & national
  • Tricare
  • UHC community plan
  • Medicare

The following will not be covered

  • Department of Mental Health & hygiene (under 21)

Cash option of direct pay of $45 for a 30 minute treatment session. 

(Due to the extenuating circumstances of the coronavirus we are trying to keep this as affordable as possible to allow people to still access care. This price is subject to change after we get through this time period. )

 

What is telehealth Physical therapy and what can I expect from a session?

  • Formal Physical Therapy Evaluation and Assessment (unless performed in clinic by our organization)
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Motor control activities
  • Balance activities
  • Education about posture
  • Education regarding activity modification
  • Education regarding diagnosis and prognosis
  • Education regarding anatomy, physiology, pain science and more
  • Training in movement patterns required during patients daily activities (squatting, lifting, etc)
  • Assessment of work stations, ergonomic activities
  • Self-mobilization, ROM and stretching techniques that may include use of balls, bands, straps or towels. Self-treatment utilizing tools such as cupping or dry needling WILL NOT be utilized. 

Services that will not be performed:

  • Manual therapy
  • Balance training for those with high fall risk
  • IF your therapist believes you require these they will discuss options with you to get this care.