In an effort to limit COVID-19 exposures for our team, our patients, our families, and our beloved Seattle community, Avant PT is offering telehealth to all our patients and the appropriate new patients seeking care. Coronavirus will not have an effect on the excellence of our PT’s, the creativity of our staff in the face of challenge, nor our ability to help you get better. We are just as invested as we have always been in your goals. SO! Come along, try out telemedicine. Sure, it’s totally weird and new, but isn’t everything that is new to us?
So what is telemedicine, you ask?? In the case of physical therapy, telemedicine is live video (think Skype, Zoom, etc..) in which you are virtually working with your PT. You would be in your home or other private setting and your PT would be in their home or other private setting. Just as you would in a normal PT visit, the PT assesses what the impairments are that are contributing to your pain. They prescribe exercise, activity modification, biomechanics training, and/or education to directly address these impairments. If you do not have access to exercise equipment, we are very creative in helping you figure out options like water bottles, water jugs, and body weight resisted exercises to challenge you. Each visit we will continue to actively monitor your progress and determine the steps to push you toward your goals. If we don’t see change over time, we will advise you of such and make a change in our plan of care.
On March 26th, 2020, Governor Inslee mandated that all insurance companies that cover outpatient PT also cover telemedicine PT services at the same rate. What does this mean for you? It means that if you have a copay, coinsurance, or deductible they would apply the same to services in the clinic as they do to PT via telemedicine – there is no additional cost or extra fee to you.
You chose Avant PT for a reason – maybe it was a Yelp review, maybe a friend told you about us, maybe it was your doctor’s recommendation, maybe you were just drawn by our gorgeous website:) Nevertheless, you chose us. We have chosen telehealth to help flatten the curve right now and we are convinced we can continue to monitor you and make you better.
We are ready for the challenge.
To learn more about how Avant Physical can help you meet your goals, schedule an appointment now! Contact us at 206-686-4073 or request an appointment online today.