UPDATED January 2, 2021 We are working hard to keep up with changes in healthcare policy - to ensure that patients have access to the right resources and receive the care that they need.
The state of California has mandated that insurance companies pay the same for telehealth physical therapy sessions as they would as an in-person visit - meaning that there will be no extra cost to you outside of what you would normally pay for therapy visits depending on your individual plan (Source)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved physical therapists as eligible telehealth providers (Source). We are now accepting new and existing patients.
We will continue to update this page frequently -- Stay tuned.
FAQ WHAT IS TELEHEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY? Telehealth uses electronic formats such as a phone, computer or tablet to support long-distance health care. It is one of the fastest growing sector of medicine and has been proven to be just as successful as in-person visits in many cases. It allows patients to access healthcare providers that they normally would not be able to - due to geography, transportation issues, scheduling, etc. These services can be provided wherever you are - in the comfort of your own home, office or even in your car (pulled over the side of the road, of course!) WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TELEHEALTH PT?
Saves time - you don't have to travel to your PT clinic for visits. Just pick up your phone/tablet, log in, and begin!
Quality - The same quality of Opus Physical Therapy and Performance - wherever you are. 1:1 treatments without any distractions.
Quick visits - sometimes you don't need a full 60 minute visit - Just schedule a quick call and chat with your PT to answer or clarify anything you are unsure about.
Accountability - regular check-ins with your therapist can help you stay on top of your routine and maximize your treatments to help you heal faster
Take your PT to wherever you are - Want to show something specific to your PT? Use video conferencing to show the PT so they can help troubleshoot problem areas around your house, workstation or job site.
Geography - Have someone specific that you would like to consult with but they live across state? A telehealth visit can help address many issues remotely without even being in the same room. You can literally be anywhere. This is especially useful for people who travel often and can't keep a consistent schedule locally or in-person.
Opus Physical Therapy and Performance is now available to provide Physical Therapy services in California and Missouri. If you do not live in a state that we are licensed in, you can refer to our Wellness Page and see if you would benefit from any of our other services.
HOW DOES TELEHEALTH PT WORK? Once your virtual appointment is scheduled with Opus Physical Therapy, we will provide a unique link which will direct you to your own secure video chat. From there, you will be able to have a video conference with your therapist, who will provide the necessary resources and guidance for your care.
Conditions able to be treated via telehealth PT:
Low back pain
Rotator cuff tear
Rotator cuff tendonitis
and much more!!
CAN ANYONE HAVE TELEHEALTH PT VISITS? Telehealth PT has many useful applications, and most people would be able to find success from it. However, some people would benefit from in-person visits more than others. As all telehealth patients will undergo a thorough screening and examination by their physical therapist, the PT will determine the best course of care for each person, which may include an in-person visit if necessary.
Telehealth is now a covered service provided by Medicare.
We do provide remote general wellness and consultations. If you are unsure on which is best for you, please contact usto see which service you might benefit from. If we are unable to serve you ourselves, we will do our best to find the best resources we can for your state.
WHAT ABOUT MY PRIVACY? Your privacy is our #1 priority. All telehealth sessions are conducted through fully encrypted networks on our end and meets all HIPAA standards. Sessions may be recorded for quality purposes, however will never do so without your explicit consent.