Now Offering Online Physical Therapy Visits
Spine & Sport Physical Therapy is proud to offer telemedicine visits. Telemedicine is a live video visit with a physical therapist. During the COVID-19 outbreak, this type of visit is ideal for those trying to practice social distancing or who may be at high risk and not suited for in-person treatment.
SSPT continues to be open for business and offer in-person visits for those who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
Those who are already SSPT patients can call or click today to schedule their telemedicine or in-person visit!
If you are a new patient to Spine & Sport please call 540-868-9599 to see if a telehealth visit is right for you.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine (sometimes referred to as telehealth) allows a medical provider to evaluate, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan, using the video conferencing capabilities found on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
To bring telemedicine to our patients, we are using a HIPPA compliant online technology that allows our physical therapists to meet you anywhere you have an internet connection.
How do I prepare for my Telemedicine visit?
First inquire about a telemedicine visit by calling our front desk to see if this type of visit is appropriate for you. If it is, our staff will schedule a time and send an email or text invitation for your online appointment.
If you are using a smartphone or tablet, please clink on the link from our staff 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.
On your device, make sure to do the following:
Allow access to the camera
Allow access to the microphone
Make sure to wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Try to choose a location that is well lit and allows for freedom of movement. Don't worry if you can't find the perfect spot - your therapist will work with you.
What is a Telemedicine session going to be like?
A virtual physical therapy session is much like a session in clinic. Your therapist will be able to assess your pain, range of motion, as well as any movement impairments you may have. To assess this, they may ask you to move your body in certain ways, such as having you lift your arms or observe how you walk. The movements will be fairly simple and they will instruct you step by step. All of this information will assist them in the development of a treatment plan tailored to your needs. They will also be able to request health records from your physician if needed. The treatment plan will vary from session to session but may include education, modifications to movements or your activities, instruction on soft tissue mobilization, and specialized exercises, as well as progression of those exercises.