The Next Big Thing in Physical Therapy

Sep10th 2020

The Next Big Thing in Physical Therapy: Could COVID-19 Change the Face of Physical Therapy? 

Since COVID-19 has left many people in New York city feeling too nervous to leave their homes, businesses and doctors’ offices have been forced to pivot in order to accommodate the public. This virus has spread rapidly throughout our country, and it’s understandable if you are not comfortable enough to make a trip to see your physical therapist in person, especially if you’re part of the elderly population, live with an elderly person, or are at high risk for contracting the virus.

Although in-home care may seem unconventional to some, we believe it could be the next big thing in the physical therapy world. We don’t have any idea how long COVID-19 is going to hang around, so we have no choice but to change with the times! 

NY Physical Therapy & Wellness in Bohemia, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, Elmhurst, Franklin Square, Levittown, Melville, Seaford, Smithtown & Valley Stream, NY is happy to offer our in-home physical therapy services (as well as telehealth services) for our patients in the (NYC metro area) who are unable to visit our office or would just feel more comfortable at home.

Contact our office in Bohemia, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, Elmhurst, Franklin Square, Levittown, Melville, Seaford, Smithtown & Valley Stream, NYtoday to learn more about beginning your physical therapy treatment, or continuing it from the comfort of your own home. Don’t let COVID-19 scare you away from keeping up your strength and taking care of your body!

NY Physical Therapy & Wellness’ In-Home Therapy Services

There is a ton of fear and uncertainty right now, especially in the New York City area, as we are unfortunately at the epicenter of the virus. However, NY Physical Therapy & Wellness would like to assure our patients that we are taking the necessary steps to make sure they are as safe as possible while they are being treated at home.

Maybe you live with your elderly parents and you’re worried about what germs you might catch if you go out into a public area where other people are. This can make participating in your physical therapy treatment very stressful, and might even leave you feeling at a loss for what to do. 

The last thing you want during this pandemic is to lose previous progress, or for your pain symptoms to worsen. That’s why we are happy to provide our complete physical therapy services in the privacy and convenience of your home.

Our dedicated therapists at NY Physical Therapy & Wellness in Bohemia, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, Elmhurst, Franklin Square, Levittown, Melville, Seaford, Smithtown & Valley Stream, NY provide safe and effective care, and will still be able to create a customized plan of exercises suited to your specific pain condition and needs. In-home care has proven to be a much safer alternative for many people in need of therapy. 

The list of reasons goes on and on, but a few are listed below.

  • In-home therapy decreases a lot of the risk associated with contracting the disease, such as being around groups of people.
  • One physical therapist traveling to a patient’s home is much safer than a patient traveling to an office full of people.
  • Strict sanitary protocols will be followed, and all equipment will be sanitized before and after use to decrease the risk of germs lingering on surfaces.
  • In-home therapy is an ideal care system for at-risk populations, like the elderly and immunocompromised patients.

Rest assured that our physical therapists will also be thoroughly washing and sanitizing their hands between visits for patients. We take our patient’s health and wellbeing very seriously and will be doing all we can to ensure safety measures are being taken before, during and after entering a patient’s home.

If you would like to know more about NY Physical Therapy & Wellness’ protocol for visiting patients during this pandemic, contact us! We’re happy to serve patients all across the NYC metro area.

Will COVID-19 Change Physical Therapy Forever?

While we can’t say for sure what the outcome of this virus on the physical therapy industry will be, one thing we’ve learned is this: in-home care can prove to be useful to many patients, regardless of the threat of a virus.

Even if you are not at high risk for getting sick, if you want to continue with in-person therapy (or get started if you are not currently a patient!), you may be hindered due to a pain condition or immobility. This is another example of the way in which in-home care could be part of a new wave of therapy. Being able to receive therapy in the comfort of your own home could exponentially speed up your recovery process!

Getting Started Is Easy

At NY Physical Therapy & Wellness, our therapists create treatment plans geared towards easing your pain while working on balance, strengthening, and walking. Your physical therapist will arrive at your home with all the necessary equipment and be ready to get down to business. Another plus? While your therapist is in your home, he or she can even check the place out to make sure you don’t have any areas that pose fall risks or other injuries.

If you’ve never been in physical therapy treatment before, it’s not hard to get started. Even with the threat of COVID-19 hanging over our heads, we are still here to relieve your pain and help you get back to your life! If you’re suffering from neck pain, back pain, knee pain, have a degenerative condition (such as arthritis), or have recently sustained an injury, contact NY Physical Therapy & Wellness in Bohemia, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, Elmhurst, Franklin Square, Levittown, Melville, Seaford, Smithtown & Valley Stream, NY to learn about how physical therapy can provide long-lasting relief.