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TELEHEALTH: SERVING YOU IN THESE TROUBLING TIMES

• Post-surgical rehab • Respiratory issues • Sports medicine/athletic training • Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other chronic conditions • Injury rehab • And much more In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth also has other benefits for patients. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, just a few of these include: • Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could be managed from their homes • Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve you in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. Because of this, telehealth services are the best possible option for us at this time. By providing care for you virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. What is telehealth? You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At any point you can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition. That being said, there are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to:

• Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education

For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us at (941) 484-8107, schedule a telehealth appointment with our website chatbot, OR go to our telehealth appointment page link to schedule your virtual appointment!

• Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines

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We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At Agility Physical Therapy we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are the best course of action for the time being. We still want to be able to serve our patients in the best ways possible. We want you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If

any injury or discomfort occurs during our closure, we want you to be able to receive the care you need. To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs.

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A note to our valued Agility patients , With the evolving news regarding COVID-19 in our area we wanted to inform you that patient health and safety is a top priority for us here at Agility. We are following updates regularly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local government agencies regarding any updates and protocols needed. Our company has always practiced infection control policies and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of shared equipment between each use. During this time we are increasing the frequency and extent of these cleanings. Agility follows all rules and regulations to ensure that all staff are trained on the prevention and development and transmission of infection. All personnel are oriented in the infection control policy at hire and annually. Although we are actively responding to this public health issue, we are still working hard in both of our locations where therapy, rehabilitation and wellness continue. Our staff is doing a remarkable job remaining calm, staying positive and keeping up normal daily routines as much as possible so our patients can feel safe and focused on their goals. If you are concerned about symptoms or possible exposure, please stay home and contact your health care provider. As always, you are all in our prayers as we navigate through these challenging and

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