What is Physical Therapy Telemedicine?

Updated: Apr 3

In light of Covid-19 and the statewide Stay-In-Place ordinances, you may be wondering how in the world you might still benefit from Physical Therapy in the form of a Telehealth visit.


DUAL VIDEO FOR INTERACTIVE CARE

We are fortunate to live in a time where technology makes it possible for us to interact in realtime with video! Our Charm patient portal offers two-way video telemedicine visits through the HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform. This means we see can each other live, and I (Dr. Jessie) can perform postural assessments, functional movement screens, and even measure your joint range of motion -- all through the computer screen. While for a functional manual therapist it is not the most ideal situation (I really prefer to be able to assess joint motion and tissue restriction and treat using my hands), there are still many, many ways your physical therapist can serve you in a telehealth visit. Here are some of those ways.


SKILLED AT-HOME EXERCISE PROGRAM

Using an interactive Home Exercise Program platform, I (Dr. Jessie) can prescribe you a home program that you can access from your computer or smartphone (or print it out if you prefer the old fashioned way!). The platform makes it possible for us to cater your workout specifically to you by adding personalized notes and instruction. Your program is complete with video/audio that you can watch in realtime as you do your workout. If you'd like to see an example of the type of program you might receive, click here and enter access code NF2P2YC8. This is the home program platform similar to what you would receive.


Your home program can address

  • Low back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Hip pain

  • Knee pain

  • Deconditioning

  • Weight loss

  • Stress management

  • Chronic pain

  • Tendinitis

  • Headache

  • Migraine

  • Range of motion restrictions

  • Hypermobility & ligament laxity

  • and so many more conditions!


FREQUENCY MEDICINE FOR PAIN RELIEF

One of the most recent additions to our offerings at The Healing Collective is our ability to prescribe patients their own Frequency Specific Microcurrent home unit. Similar to a TENS unit, an FSM device is a pre-programmed handheld unit that gets programmed with your individualized, patient-specific pain prescription. It uses pulsed positive or alternative DC current in millionths of an ampere (µA) that is for most people subsensory (they do not feel the current) to deliver micro-current to affected tissues. It is an exceptional way to improve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve quality of life. This is a unique offering through The Healing Collective, as we are now able to perform a complete assessment via telehealth and prescribe you a unit based on your symptoms and signs—all without you ever needing to leave your home. Frequency specific microcurrent treatment really makes it possible for us to treat many chronic conditions that do not respond to conventional therapy. Read more about FSM here.


FSM is especially effective at treating

  • Diabetic neruopathy

  • CRPS and Fibromyalgia

  • Concussion

  • Chronic pain

  • Ligament laxity

  • Nerve pain

  • Sciatica

  • Burners and Stingers

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Back & neck pain: discogenic, facet-generated, muscular

  • and so much more!


EDUCATION

You don't know what you don't know, and a telehealth visit is a perfect opportunity for you to learn about topics ranging from whether to use ice or heat on that painful shoulder to how to prevent falls in your home to what exercises to avoid (and what to do) if you have low back pain to what are the most effective ways for you to manage stress or sleep ... Pain is a fascinating subject, and there is emerging science that may surprise you about the best strategies to help you with your pain. As a collaborator in a Functional Medicine clinic, I (Dr. Jessie) work alongside your primary care provider to make sure your movement and lifestyle program matches your supplements, diet, and overall plan of care. There is so much to learn in this wide world!


MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC YOGA

Yoga is the most complete, well-rounded approach to wellness that I ever encountered, and the research is pouring in in support of yoga as an evidence-based intervention for myriad conditions. No matter your level of experience or lack thereof, there is always something that these ancient practices--now backed by modern science--have to offer. Yoga teaches an empowered approach to really taking your health into your own hands, and for people who are looking to be active participants in their healing journey, yoga provides a complete roadmap. From our Zoom platform, I (Dr. Jessie) can assess your movement patterns, identify imbalances, and prescribe specific sequences, breathing practices, meditation, lifestyle interventions, mantra, and mindfulness practices that will help you find wholeness and harmony in your body, mind and spirit. I bring over 11 years of multifaceted experience in the field of therapeutic yoga to your one-on-one session. My experience includes advanced trainings through the ShambhavAnanda School of Yoga, Smart Safe Yoga, and the ProYogaTherapy Institute, as well as work conducting a randomized-controlled trial on the effects of Yoga Breathing on Chronic Low Back Pain as a part of her Doctoral program in physical therapy. Whether you are brand new to yoga and seek gentle, nurturing guidance or if you are a seasoned practitioner looking to refine and go deeper in your practice, this is the option for you.


WHAT ARE MORE BENEFITS OF TELEHEALTH?

  • Get treatment that is relevant in your home setting -- so your therapist knows what you have to work with in your environment

  • Prevention of readmission to a hospital setting: home safety evals and mobility screens

  • Post - hospital discharge checkups and safety screens

  • Advanced intake of a patient history: we can spend the time on a telehealth visit taking your history and establishing a solid plan of care before your in-person visit

  • Wellness and preventative services help you avoid hospitalizations and optimize your function

  • Post-surgical monitoring

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

  • Wellness promotion through skilled assessment and intervention

  • Q and A to prevent hospital readmissions and future injuries


HOW DO I LEARN MORE?

Schedule a free 15-minute consult with Dr. Jessie by calling the Healing Collective. Or, if you are ready to schedule your Initial Evaluation, contact us so we can send you your patient intake forms. 720-572-5236


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