We Have Telemedicine: Learn How It Works

You may have heard the term “telehealth” quite a bit in the last few years. This care platform, which allows caregivers to make simple diagnoses and treat patients remotely through the use of audiovisual technology, has risen exponentially, particularly for patients who live in remote places. 

But reliance on telehealth has skyrocketed everywhere over the last two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We at Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC are relying on this innovative tool too, since our office is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. 

We know that social distancing makes our patients safer and prevents disease transmission, so telehealth is perhaps the most important component of our service menu currently.   

Billy Reilly, MS, PT, and Paul LaRosa, MS, PT, offer care through telehealth appointments not only because they’re technologically equipped to do so, but because the health and safety of our New York City patients is their top priority.

What can we cover during a telehealth appointment?

As long as you have a smartphone or a computer, we can consult with you virtually to:

When you schedule a telehealth appointment with us, we communicate with you through teleconferencing, or real-time interaction, even though you aren’t visiting our office. 

But isn’t your practice focused on hands-on care?

Ideally and under normal circumstances, we would see you in person to deliver care, but since New York City is grappling with an ever-evolving and dynamic COVID-19 crisis, we’re providing all the services you’d usually receive from us one-on-one, virtually.

To do this effectively, we’ve refined and redesigned certain aspects of our service delivery, but we’re able to give you the same attention you’d get during a traditional in-person appointment.

What’s a telemedicine visit like?

A telemedicine visit is done, as we said before, through videoconferencing — not unlike a work meeting you might attend when participants are in different offices or a virtual visit among family members who live in different parts of the country. 

Once we’re connected, we examine you, discuss your condition, and provide care in that moment, even though we may be miles apart. 

What conditions can you talk to me about or treat virtually?

Through the innovation of telehealth, we’re able to consult with you and treat:

Treatment may be similar to engaging in an exercise or yoga class through your computer or television. In the comfort of your own home, we’re able to come to you — no matter where you are — to deliver our expertise and care

Comparable treatment, minus the risk

Limiting the spread of COVID-19, as we all know now, ensures your safety and ours. Through the innovative tool of telehealth appointments, we remain here for you, even if you’re not here with us.

As always, we’re committed to treating your injury or chronic condition or aiding in your recovery from surgery. Call our office at 646-491-9141 or request an appointment through our online tool.

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