Virtual Physical Therapy and Wellness with Thrive
Click play to hear how Virtual Physical Therapy can get you the expert advice you need from anywhere in the world... so you can get back to doing the things you love.
Watch this video that explains exactly how Thrive Physical Therapy helps people like you! We offer Virtual Physical Therapy and Wellness services from our office in Lake Charles, serving the entire world!
Have you every thought about how convenient it would be to see a Physical Therapist from the comfort of your own home or office?
Have you been putting off seeing someone for that back pain or stiffness that you thought that you would just “have to live with” because you didn’t have time to deal with it?
Guess what?!? Seeing one of our Physical Therapists has never been easier thanks to our Virtual Physical Therapy. Once you schedule an appointment, your therapist will email or text you a link. At your appointment time, simply click on the link and you will be speaking with a PT in no time.
We can’t touch, move, or mobilize our patients a the moment… But, we can still talk, listen, educate, guide, and support them.
We understand that you have questions about Virtual PT.
Here are the answers to some that we get asked the most:
1. How does Virtual Physical Therapy work?
It’s really simple! It is just like a standard visit except we aren’t physically there. Instead, you get to see and talk to us on your phone or computer screen from a location that is convenient to you.
You will get the same level of care that you have come to expect from Thrive Physical Therapy. Many of you that have received treatment in our office know that a big component of our sessions is actual hands on work to help you feel and move better. Of course there is no way for us to actually do our hands on work, but we have ways around that!
2. Who is Virtual Physical Therapy for?
Virtual PT is for everyone! We know that your time is important and sometimes it just isn’t possible to actually come into the office for treatment, Virtual PT is the perfect option.
We know that you have things that you want to do and we are here to help you achieve those goals. Whether it is relief of back or neck pain that has been nagging you, guidance on how to improve your workouts, or practical advice on how to improve your running to finally complete that 5k that has been one of your goals, we are able to help and guide you every step of the way.
3. What will my session look like?
Most of your session will look much like what you are used to in your typical PT session. It will begin with a conversation to gain an understanding of your history, symptoms, and goals. Your therapist will then bring you through an examination just like they would if you were in the office. From there they will have an understanding of what is going on and develop a plan of action to help you reach your goals.
Following your appointment, you will receive an email summarizing your session including your diagnosis and your individualized plan. Your therapist will include your Home Exercise Program so you can continue with your exercises and plan.
4. What will you do if you cannot do hands on work?
We know how much manual therapy (dry needling, myofascial release, and soft tissue mobilization) can help improve outcomes; this is why we often utilize it in our treatment sessions. While we cannot provide it virtually, we are able to teach you several strategies that you will be able to do it yourself. (We know it isn’t the same, but it’s the next best thing!!)
Here's What People Have Said About Our Virtual Physical Therapy Sessions...
- Bryan Hillman
I had my first Telehealth visit with Mrs. Ashley yesterday morning, and although I was kinda curious as to how things would work prior to my ‘cell phone visit’, but (it was) much like regular sessions.
‘Dr.’ Ashley’s knowledge base and professionalism wasn’t any different than they are in the really real world!