STAR Physical Therapy: Telehealth



WE ARE OPEN! Covington Slidell Mandeville Lacombe Folsom New Orleans East Gentilly / Lakefront Algiers


May, 2020


INSIDE: • Begin Your Telehealth Services Today! • Refer A Friend • Star PT Workshops! • Patient Success Spotlight

• Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines

Telehealth with Matt Slimming, PT, DPT

You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Telehealth is a method of treatment in which your Physical Therapist treats you directly through our secure portal. You can get easy, effective treatment in the comfort of your own home.

• 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

Matt Slimming Physical Therapist

Here is what some of our Telehealth patients have said: “I had a very good session with Vee, he was a really good instructor. I was in a lot of pain but I was glad that I was able to do the telehealth call. It helped relieve my pain and it was almost like being in the facility.” - Thelma F. “My E-visit has been most beneficial with helping to improve my neck and back strength along with keeping my pain at bay with the new exercise program.” - Mark W. 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. We can also keep to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At Star Physical Therapy, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. 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 the clinic nearest you OR go to our telehealth appointment page link to schedule your virtual appointment!


BEGIN YOUR TELEHEALTH SERVICES TODAY! We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At Star 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 this time, we want you to be able to receive the care you need. 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. To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today.

Healthy Recipe

Patient Success Spotlight

• 1/4 tsp ground turmeric • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional) • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth • 1/2 cup coconut milk • Salt & pepper to taste • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice For garnish: • broccoli florets, lightly steamed • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, thinned with milk • Chia seeds


INGREDIENTS • 3 cups baby spinach or super greens blend • 1 clove whole peeled garlic • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

“The entire team is great, they treat you like family.”

Success Story: Laura H. “I came to Star Physical Therapy after attending a workshop for shoulder pain. It was the best thing I had ever done. My shoulder pain is gone and I don’t need surgery on my shoulder. So once I finished with the shoulder they started on my back pain, now I feel like wonder woman. Once the team is finished they will start on my knees. The entire team is great, they treat you like family.” - Genia Davis

DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients (except those for the garnish) together using a high speed blender. Heat over stovetop until steaming hot. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.


Star PT Workshops!

Refer A Friend

Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:


� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live a healthy lifestyle

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

Be sure to stay up to date on new Star PT Clinics workshops by visiting our website! Just look for the “Workshops” tab or scroll down to find the section pictured above!

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help?

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Star Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment.

Exercise Essentials Try this movement to help relieve back pain.

Thank You!

I would like to sincerely thank all of our PTs, PTAS and support staff for continuing to treat patients in the clinics during the COVID-19 crisis. By selflessly providing continued excellent care to the patients that needed it, you have helped people to remain healthy and lessened the load on our hospitals.

Relieve Low Back Pain

DOUBLE KNEE TO CHEST Lying on your back. Pull both knees to your chest. Hold for 10 seconds and feel the stretch. Repeat 6 times.

Thank you for doing your part to help Louisiana beat Corona!!

Sincerely, Matt Slimming, PT, DPT, Founder, STAR Physical Therapy

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