Weekly Cup of Joe - Episode #25 - Telehealth Appointments
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Good morning! Happy February and welcome to your Weekly Cup of Joe. Thanks so much for joining us this week. We are going to be talking about, Telehealth Options. You may be asking what is a Telehealth Option. If you haven't already had one, maybe with your primary care physician or a specialist, it would be a physical therapy visit using the internet and your computer, phone, laptop, iPad, tablet, whatever. We would basically send you a secure link that you would click on. We would send it via email, you would click on that link, you go to a secure website, a secure site, and we would have a video chat where myself or another Physical Therapist would be having this conversation and we would get to problem solve, investigate, modify your home program, update anything we need to do.
One of the greatest things that assist this kind of visit would be, is that as physical therapists, we get to visualize, the problem areas that you're having at home. So you may be saying that ah man! I'm always having difficulty sleeping in this one position or at night at this one point in time. So we get to see that, or if you're having trouble getting in and out of bed, we get to visualize you doing that. If you're having trouble standing at the kitchen counter for food prep or doing dishes, we can visualize that. We can also see how you're doing your home program and, you're saying that you're having trouble doing this one stretch or this one exercise in this one place that you do it. So we get to visualize, we can help modify and correct that and give you some tips and pointers.
Other things may be that, getting in and out of the chair or certain chair or how you sit and read at night with the couch, we can really better visualize that and help correct, modify, and support you that way. So it can be extremely beneficial for you as a client, and it's extremely beneficial for us as therapists to help correct and control those pain levels on a daily basis. So, we really find some true value in it and it can happen for many reasons. So we just want to have a Telehealth visit just to do it because we can't come home with you, or if you happen to be not feeling so well, but bad enough that you can't come in, but not so bad that you're stuck in bed all day, we could do a Telehealth visit for those days that, maybe Wednesday and you're supposed to have an 11 o'clock appointment. Well, we can change that to a Telehealth visit where we can still get some benefit done and get some good work done that day. Or if you happen to be unfortunately on a COVID 19 quarantine. So somebody in the family's been exposed, you don't actually have COVID yourself, or maybe you do, and you have a very mild case but you're under quarantine for a couple of weeks. Instead of missing those visits, we can still have one or two or three visits during that timeframe and not lose any ground. And we can actually gain some ground because we can help you modify what's going on and control those pain levels. So lots of different options, and just want to think about that as we're moving forward here in the winter, we may have some more snow days coming up.
So if you have any questions, you can definitely ask your therapist about them, we can talk to you a little bit more. But, also want to remind everybody that coming up on February 22nd, we'll be doing a Free Shoulder Pain Workshop as well, Monday night, 6:30 PM. There will be a link below to register and probably a video promo should be down there too talking about what you would get out of coming from the workshop. So if you have any questions whatsoever, never hesitate to call the clinic at (630) 892-8003. Getting asked to talk to myself, Julie or Shay. If you have any questions, we'd be more than happy to discuss anything with you. Have a great day, and we will see you next week for your Weekly Cup of Joe. Bye.