Why Virtual PT:
Virtual PT sessions allow you to have your condition assessed and treated from the comfort of your own home through a secure online video chat. So whether you took a wrong step and twisted your ankle or woke up with a sore back, I'm available to help.
What you can expect:
You have the choice between FaceTime or Zoom Conference for your virtual physical therapy visits. If you have an iPhone and are using FaceTime, no download is necessary.
If your visit was scheduled using the Zoom app and you are using your desktop or laptop, you should have received an email invitation to use Zoom. You may open the link in your Zoom invitation at the time of your appointment.
If your visit will be using your mobile device and you plan on using the Zoom, please download that app if you have not already done so. Download Zoom for iPhone here and Zoom for Android here.
To make the most of your virtual appointment:
Ensure that your camera is on and that you are allowing video. If you are using your laptop computer for the appointment, it is strongly recommended that you chose the Call Me option for audio. You will be asked for your phone number and Zoom will call you back to start the meeting. The secondary option is to select Join with Computer Audio to run through your computer speakers and microphone. Selection of the Phone Call option is not recommended.
Ensure your device is connected to a strong/stable internet connection. If using a cell phone, being connected to an internet source can provide a better connection
Look to connect ~5 min prior to the start of your appointment. You may have a screen that says your appointment will begin once approved by your meeting host. We ask for your patience as our clinical team will begin the appointment at the scheduled time
Ensure you have ample space needed to complete your session and make yourself comfortable. Choose a location in which you can be most comfortable both physically and emotionally. You will be asked by your therapist to move during your visit so make sure you have room to move. You want to be able to share information freely with your therapist so chose a location that is private and without distractions. The more comfortable you are in your surroundings the better the outcome of the visit will be.
Choose a consistent location. Using the same space for every visit allows for your provider to know what equipment and furniture is available for treatment.
Be prepared that you may potentially need to move your device into a position in which full visionary field can be achieved throughout the video call.
Wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement that can be seen over video. Having snug fitting clothes allows for your provider to assess how parts of your body move to determine the best intervention.
Learn more about which household items you can use to assist in your physical therapy session by clicking here.