Telehealth

You'd be surprised at what we can accomplish with telerehab.  We can discover a lot about your condition/problems from discussing your symptoms and watching you move on video.  There are many tests that we can also get you to do on your own that will assist us in developing a treatment plan for you.  A hands on approach isn't always necessary!

What our patients are saying:

"I was worried when the COVID crisis hit that I wouldn't be able to keep my appointments for my post-surgical and lymphedema issues.  I am so glad that my care will not be delayed thanks to your telehealth visits!"

Breast cancer survivor

What is Telehealth / Telerehab?

Telehealth/Telerehab is a one-on-one session held with you and your physical therapist which takes place over video. You can use a smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer that has access to a web camera and microphone with internet access.

Our telehealth platform is EASY to use. Just click on a link from the email we send you and that's all. No account set up, no passwords, no portals.

You'd be surprised at what we can accomplish with telerehab.  We can discover a lot about what is causing your issues from hearing your symptoms and watching you move on video.  There are many tests that we can also get you to do on your own that will assist us in developing a treatment plan for you.  A hands on approach isn't always necessary!

Telerehab can provide us means to:

  • Discuss and evaluate your symptoms including pain, numbness/tingling, weakness, balance loss, joint range of motion issues, post-surgical issues,  swelling/lymphedema
  • Perform a detailed assessment of your overall function
  • Provide a treatment plan including therapeutic exercise (resistance exercises,  stretching, general conditioning and aerobic training, balance exercises), pain management/self management, lymphedema management, movement modification, home modifications and more
  • Education:  exercise program prescription, proper safety and form with exercises, fall prevention strategies, energy conservation, self-monitoring of vitals, lymphedema management and compression garment use, self management of your condition and home equipment recommendations

Care Delivery Options Available

Telehealth Consults/Triage

Initial consultations can be completed via telehealth to limit in clinic contact unless needed.  Initial consultations can help determine if telerehab or in clinic sessions will be the most beneficial based on your individual needs.

Telehealth/Telerehab

Telerehab is an effective method of providing physical therapy interventions. Telerehab can help you recover from the comfort and safety of your own home.  Our platform is HIPPA compliant - and easy to use.  All you need is a device with a microphone and camera.

Hybrid Sessions

Want to limit your exposure but also benefit from in clinic sessions?  You can complete some sessions in the clinic and some via telehealth.  Hybrid sessions are available to all patients for whom telehealth is an appropriate care delivery method.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attend my appointment?

At the time of your scheduled appointment, please go to this link: https://doxy.me/oncologyrehab and sign in with your name. That’s it!   

What equipment will I need for my telehealth appointment?

You can attend your appointment on any device that has a microphone, webcam, and access to the internet. Your therapist will assist with any other recommended, low cost equipment that may be of benefit to you. *Some equipment may be provided to you at no cost and delivered via mail.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement that can be seen over video. Having snug fitting clothes allows for your provider to assess how parts of your body move to determine the best intervention.

How will I get copies of my exercises?

We use an online exercise platform which allows your therapist to send a digital copy of your Home Exercise Program to your email or cell phone. This program lets you view or print written instructions and pictures or view each exercise as a demo video.  It enables you also to rate pain and difficulty and send feedback through the messaging feature directly to your therapist!  The platform has a free, convenient exercise app available for Android or Apple users.

Where should I attend the appointment?

Make yourself comfortable. Choose a location in which you can be most comfortable both physically and emotionally. You may be asked by your provider to move during your visit so make sure you have room to move! You want to be able to share information freely with your provider so other people in the room may not provide enough privacy. The more comfortable you are in your surroundings the better the outcome of the visit will be.