What is Virtual Physical Therapy?
At STAR Physical Therapy, we understand life is busy, and not all patients can receive physical therapy care in a clinic due to work, illness, or travel. We offer Virtual Physical Therapy as a convenient alternative to traditional clinic-based outpatient rehabilitation. Our team of skilled physical therapists meets with patients virtually, ensuring access to essential care from the comfort of their homes or offices. New or established patients can receive expert physical therapy care through our HIPAA-compliant platform that utilizes 128-bit encryption for your privacy.
How does Virtual Physical Therapy work?
We schedule Virtual Physical Therapy appointments for a specific date and time, like traditional in-clinic physical therapy visits. A virtual session typically lasts 30 minutes to an hour. In these virtual sessions, our skilled physical therapists provide many of the same services available in the clinic. Including an assessment of the patient's condition, patient education, and progression of exercises to improve:
- Range of Motion
- Neuromuscular Control
- Patient Safety
What technology is needed to do Virtual Physical Therapy?
Our virtual sessions are simple! No applications or accounts are required. Patients will receive an E-mail with a personalized link to click to begin the appointment at their scheduled time. To join our virtual sessions, patients need the following:
- A Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer with a Camera and Microphone Enabled
- Reliable Internet Connection to access Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
- Access to E-mail so we can send the personalized link to join the session
- A comfortable, well-lit space in your home with room for movement and exercise
- Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move and exercise
Does my insurance cover Virtual Physical Therapy?
Insurance coverage for virtual healthcare services such as physical therapy is changing and expanding quickly due to changes in laws and regulations since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Connected Health is actively involved in telehealth policy and offers the most recent updates and information. Many insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid, now cover virtual physical therapy appointments just as they would cover in-person visits. Our team will happily work with you to help you understand your insurance benefits and out-of-pocket costs.
Schedule a virtual appointment today by filling out the form below or calling our central referral number at 615-435-8759. We look forward to helping you reach your full potential and live a higher quality of life!