Balanced PT is committed to the health and wellness of our patients and will continue to be here for you! Consistency with your physical therapy program is important to keep your recovery moving forward, and with that in mind, we will be offering home visits and telehealth as options to work with our patients!
With homecare, a BPT therapist will come to your home for your physical therapy program. If you’d like to schedule a home visit, please call 505-821-3831
For your safety and ours, we will ask you the following questions before scheduling a home visit:
1. Have you traveled to any of the following countries within the last 30 days?
China (not including Hong Kong, Macau, or the island of Taiwan)
2. Within the last 14 days, have you had contact with someone with or under investigation for COVID-19, or are ill with a respiratory illness?
3. Within the last 24 hours, have you had a fever?
4. Do you have a cold or flu-like symptoms?
5. Do you currently have allergies which may cause you to cough, sneeze, or exhibit a runny nose?
Telehealth allows a BPT therapist to connect with you virtually on a computer, simply by clicking a link we’ll send you. You’ll need a computer and internet access for this option. We’ll be able to demonstrate stretches, exercises and techniques to address pain you may be having or how to best move forward with you physical therapy program. If you do not have computer access, we can also hold a telephone call with you to address any questions or concerns you may have.
To make a telehealth appointment, please call our clinic @ 505-821-3831 or email: email@example.com.
What is telehealth physical therapy?
Simply put, “telehealth physical therapy” (or “virtual physical therapy”) refers to physical therapy services that are provided over a technology platform, rather than by in-person means.
Other phrases referring to telehealth physical therapy might include (depending on your specific role):
telemedicine physical therapy | telePT | teletherapy | telerehab | telemedicine physical therapy | online physical therapy virtual physical therapy | remote physical therapy
How is telehealth physical therapy delivered?
There are four ways to deliver telehealth PT services (source):
Live video. This is also referred to as “synchronous” format, and uses live interaction between two parties over video. It’s also sometimes called “real-time.” This type of delivery is ideal for evaluations and treatments.
Store-and-forward. This is sometimes called “asynchronous” format. This involves the transfer of health history and/or medical records over secure electronic means. This type of delivery is best for sending x-rays, progress notes, etc. This delivery is scalable, and can also be used for subscription model delivery of services.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM): This involves the remote monitoring of patients’ health and medical data over secure electronic means. This type of delivery is ideal for monitoring patients’ blood pressure and/or blood glucose measurements, steps per day, etc.
Mobile health (mHealth): This involves healthcare services, education, and public health notifications being delivered over cellphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. This type of delivery is ideal for alerting patients to updates to their HEP, as well as the closure of roads near a clinic, a possible disease outbreak, etc. Examples of this are WebPT’s HEP software and MedBridge’s HEP program.