Telehealth is a future we’re using now
Pro Staff is taking a number of important measures to help prevent the continued spread of COVID-19, including innovative new telehealth physical therapy sessions for patients.
We would also like to reiterate: the most important thing you can do for your health (and everyone around you) is to listen to local, state, and federal officials who are guiding all of us through this pandemic, and to follow the guidelines and recommendations of health organizations, like the CDC and the WHO. To keep up with the most up-to-date information, we ask you to follow the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and your state government’s website. For us here at Prostaff, that’s nj.gov/health.
Telehealth sessions, in lieu of in-person appointments, enable patients and their therapists to remain engaged and on schedule during times apart. Under the new stay-at-home order, so many aspects of life have gone digital that establishing communication to utilize telehealth just makes sense for most clinics. And so as physical therapy clinics, such as Pro Staff, adapt to telehealthcare, there are some untold benefits.
Some of the benefits to telehealth sessions include:
Telehealth sessions can be conducted in a number of different ways, such as through live video chat or through recorded sessions. Say you and your trainer can’t meet virtually for a live session, your trainer can record their side of the session independently and then send you that video to watch and exercise to when you have time.
Even once stay-at-home orders are lifted and life returns to “normal” again, telehealth will be part of the future of physical therapy. Videos that engage and educate patients who we may otherwise be unable to reach or train in person will provide untold success.
Patients can learn at their convenience, but telehealth also broadens our potential reach – granting those individuals who cannot visit us the access and opportunity to learn.
Manual therapy remains the best approach to achieving the results our patients need, but it’s easy to see how telehealth not only helps us today, under a difficult and trying pandemic but also how telehealth can help shape the future of physical therapy.
Telemedicine is offered in all nine Pro Staff locations across New Jersey for any patient uncomfortable or unable to visit in person. Request an appointment to speak with one of our trained therapists today.