One of the major drawbacks of the current pandemic is people not able to meet with their physiotherapists in person to seek help in their chronic pain management from the comfort of their home. As a result, Physical therapy through Telehealth has become crucial during this current pandemic,
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is defined as the delivery and facilitation of healthcare which includes medical care, patient education, health information services, exercises, and self-care via online applications that can be used on computers and smartphones.
Physiotherapy via Telehealth
During this pandemic situation, when the entire world seems to be immobile you just cannot give up on the physical activity and the exercise routine while coping with chronic pain. With increased access to smartphones and stable internet connections, managing your chronic pain through exercises delivered through telehealth has become more accessible than before.
Some benefits of managing your chronic pain through exercises delivered via Telehealth:
- You can book an appointment virtually and meet your Physiotherapist from the comfort of your home.
- The recommended exercises can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on any smart device.
- You can share your progress with your Physiotherapist for feedback before your next e-visit.
- You can maintain a pain diary.
This is turning out to be the future of physiotherapy, as you are restrained to leaving your place when you’re in such kind of pain while keeping up with your exercise routine cannot be compromised at any cost. So, it works to promote access, improve care, offer convenience, and support sustainability.
While there is no substitute for meeting your Physiotherapist in person, using telehealth to manage your chronic pain, especially during a pandemic, is not only a smart thing to do but could prove to be more