What is Telehealth and how can it help you?
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Telehealth is a new feature for us here at Competitive Edge and is our way to help you speak with a therapist and help give you some tools to keep you active and healthy in a variety of places! Telehealth is a way to help change up some of those exercises, modify current ones, and help target your aches and pains. Although you won’t be getting all of our hands on treatment we can help guide you through some gentle releases.
How does Telehealth work?
We are being very creative with this method of communication. To help explain things better some of our therapists have incorporated some picture references and even some skeletons into the mix (don’t worry Skully is plastic). This helps make this experience educational and uniquely tailored to you! We realized that during this time that we needed to do something to help people because let’s be honest, your pain doesn’t go away when a pandemic hits!
What are the benefits of Telehealth you may ask?
1) You get to speak with an expert!
2) You can work on yourself and your pain from the comfort of your home!
3) We can empower you to use your hands to get some relief!
4) You get some great education about your injury and your body
5) You can do this anywhere! (Hopefully with an internet connection of course)
So, what’s the difference?
In contrast with getting treatment we wouldn’t have access to our hands on approach for an assessment. However, with Telehealth we get to look at how you move and give you some guidance from what we can see. Telehealth is a great way to stay connected and keep up with your exercises and change things up as needed. Also, this will be a great tool for people to use if they are traveling and run into a bit of a rut, or if you are sick and can’t make it in for your appointment (when we are back up and running). This will help to keep you on the right track to getting better!
If you have an ache or a pain that you are currently dealing with and think Telehealth is a good option for you don’t be afraid to schedule something in with one of our therapists to see how creative we can be!
Written by: Michelle Gaudet
Certified Atheltic Therapist