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Injuries Virtual Physical and Occupational Therapy Can Treat

Injuries Virtual Physical and Occupational Therapy Can Treat

by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.Leave a Comment

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been proud to offer a service to reach patients who aren’t physically in an Athletico clinic. Telehealth is a virtual means to receive physical or occupational therapy from your living room, basement or other comfortable area in your home. Patients work with a licensed physical or occupational therapist via a secure video call to establish a comprehensive therapy plan of care.

Individualized programs are designed by your licensed, healthcare professional in order to help you achieve your goals. The Athletico team is committed to patient safety and understands the desire for convenience or challenges when it comes to transportation limitations, all of which are excellent reasons to pursue telehealth. Now the question becomes, what injuries or ailments can be treated using telehealth? Well, just about everything. Below is a list of injuries organized by body part treatable using telehealth services.

Head/Neck

  • Stiff neck
  • Muscle strain
  • Neck soreness
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Osteoarthritis

Shoulder

  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • AC (acromioclavicular) joint sprain
  • Rotator cuff strain
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis

Elbow

  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Osteoarthritis

Wrist/Hand

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist sprain
  • Osteoarthritis

Lower Back

  • Low back pain
  • Low back stiffness
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Osteoarthritis

Hip

  • Bursitis
  • Impingement
  • Osteoarthritis

Knee

  • Ligament sprain
  • Muscle strain
  • Quadriceps/patellar tendinopathy

Foot/ankle

  • Ligament sprain
  • Ligament strain
  • Stress fracture

This list does not include all possible treatable ailments using telehealth so you should consult with your local Athletico Physical Therapy clinic to determine the full list of conditions they treat. Surgical diagnoses are also treatable with telehealth, but should also be reviewed with an Athletico team member in order to develop a plan best suited to your needs. While in-clinic appointments are the preferred way to deliver physical or occupational therapy care, high level, effective intervention has been proven effective through telehealth services.

Get Started Today

If you’d like to get started with a telehealth appointment, contact your closest clinic and let them know you are interested in our telehealth services. The clinic will verify your coverage with your insurance company before your treatment begins.

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The Athletico blog is an educational resource written by Athletico employees. Athletico bloggers are licensed professionals who abide by the code of ethics outlined by their respective professional associations. The content published in blog posts represents the opinion of the individual author based on their expertise and experience. The content provided in this blog is for informational purposes only, does not constitute medical advice and should not be relied on for making personal health decisions.

Don’t take our word for it, hear from our patients! Patients tell their story best and we wanted to share their successful telehealth experiences. Read them here.

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