TeleHealth is not a new technology. In fact, it can be traced back to the 1960s as NASA tried to solve the complex problem of providing healthcare to astronauts in space. In 1999, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services officially started reimbursing physicians for telemedicine services in rural, underserved areas.
Currently, as it relates to physical and occupational therapy, it is used as an alternative option to allow those who must stay at home access to their therapist virtually via a secure, HIPPA compliant platform.
How can I schedule a TeleHealth visit?
You can request a visit by calling us or requesting a visit via our website. We may also reach out to you to see if you are interested if you qualify. One of our friendly front office coordinators will verify your insurance and discuss your coverage with you. You will then be emailed a link via a safe and secure platform and your session will begin as scheduled.
Does my insurance cover TeleHealth?
Insurance reimbursement is a rapidly evolving process. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, most insurances have jumped on board and are allowing TeleHealth visits to be covered in some fashion. We will verify that insurance allows TeleHealth coverage on a case by case basis.
Can my injury be treated by TeleHealth?
Most types of injuries can be treated in some capacity with TeleHealth. Our therapists can virtually assess your condition, observe your movement patterns, provide education, suggest home exercise tools, and provide you with a detailed home exercise program to help improve function and reduce pain. The goal of TeleHealth is to allow you to receive guidance and treatment in a remote, safe, and comfortable home environment.
Some of nMotion physical therapists use the practice of dry needling to treat pain and mobility restrictions. The injection is one without medication and is inserted directly through the skin into the muscle, or trigger point. Dry needling releases or inactivates trigger points to reduce or relieve pain and to increase range of motion. This form of treatment can loosen stiff muscles, ease joint pain and improve blood flow and oxygen circulation throughout the body, thereby improving overall physical function.
Using hands-on techniques, including mobilization and manipulation, our therapists can reduce localized pain and increase range of motion. This type of treatment benefits patients by contributing to better flexibility to stiff muscles and joints.
This specialized technique is primarily used on athletes to help recover from sports injuries by alleviating discomfort through lymphatic drainage, but can also be used on a wide range of patients, from pediatric to geriatric.
Gait Training Assessment
Trained in the study of gait assessment, our therapists are able to evaluate the way a patient walks or runs through the use of specially designed instruments that measure body movement. This type of assessment is used to help determine treatment plans for patients who ability to walk or run has been compromised by an injury or condition. It can also be used to help athletes become more efficient.