What To Expect From Your First Telehealth Appointment

Tensegrity Physical Therapy | March 25, 2020 | Filed under:

Here at Tensegrity Physical Therapy, we are excited to be offering Telehealth to our patients. See below for frequently asked questions in regards to your first Telehealth appointment: 

What exactly is Telehealth? Telehealth is a way to receive the same impeccable quality of care as you do in our clinic, but it will be from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. 

What kinds of issues can be addressed with Telehealth? Telehealth can be used as a screening tool, for follow up appointments, wellness check-ins, exercise progression, and even for initial evaluations and treatments as accepted by provider and insurance. 

How do I connect via Telehealth? Once you are scheduled, you will be given a link to connect you to your physical therapist on your computer, tablet, or cellular phone. You will need a high-speed connection to the internet in order to have video conferencing capabilities.

Do I need exercise equipment at home to be able to do Telehealth therapy? There is no required equipment to have a successful Telehealth visit. If you have the following items at home, these would be useful to keep nearby: foam roller, hand weights, resistance bands, yoga mat, tennis or lacrosse ball. You will likely need a comfortable spot on the floor or a chair, depending on the patient. 

What should I wear for a Telehealth visit? Please wear comfortable clothing that you feel you can move well in (i.e. restrictive clothing such as jeans can limit mobility and make it difficult to exercise in).

Is the video platform HIPPA compliant? Yes.

Does my insurance cover Telehealth visits? Currently, the following insurance providers are covering Telehealth benefits: Providence, Pacific Source, and MODA individual plans. If your insurance provider is not listed please call us as more insurances are covering Telehealth from day to day. We are willing to work with all of our patients to provide the best possible care.

How do I schedule my first Telehealth visit? Call us and schedule today!

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