Health&Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Helping You Move and Feel Better Virtually!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused limitations in access to needed physical therapy care, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve you in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. TELEHEALTH & IN-HOME, ONE-ON-ONES Details Inside NOW OFFERING
Al Flores, PT, CFCE Director of Rehab
Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Helping You Move and Feel Better Virtually!
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Telehealth services include, but are not limited to: • Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines
In times like these, with increased stress, pain, and limitations in movement, can make life miserable. However, just because you can’t get out to physical therapy, doesn’t mean that we can’t come to you, right through your own computer or mobile device! We are now able to offer you a way to continue the benefits of your physical therapy treatment, in the comfort of your own home with cutting-edge Telehealth services. For more information on our Telehealth services and how they will benefit you, feel free to call us and schedule a Telehealth appointment with our website chatbot, OR go to our Telehealth appointment page link to schedule your virtual appointment! How will I benefit from Telehealth? You may be wondering what exactly Telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for your therapist to evaluate your movement, discuss your symptoms and progression, and work with you one on one, with functional movement exercises to relieve pain, and improve your ability to move pain-free, all from a remote location. Telehealth is a tool we are using at our clinic to get you the physical therapy you need, so you can feel better during these uncertain times. With Telehealth, everything you need from your physical therapist can be conducted from the comfort of your own home via your smartphone or computer. Have a question you need to ask your physical therapist? Looking for advice about your current condition? Want to track the progress you’ve been making? Telehealth makes all of this possible for you, while still ensuring that you are safely distancing at home! With our TelePT services, we are able to treat any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. Some common conditions treated through
• 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
• [TelePT] can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education
Still in need of PT services but don’t want to risk venturing out into a clinic? Physical Therapy Institute of Il has you covered!
HOW CAN I GET STARTED?
At Physical Therapy Institute of Il, we want you to know that we are here for YOU! We genuinely care about your health, which is why we believe Telehealth services are the best course of action for the time being – to keep you, and all of our patients, safe. Although our clinic will be closing for some time, 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 also want you to be able to receive the care you need!
Fortunately, with Telehealth, all of this is still possible!
To learn more about how you can set up our Telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today or schedule your first virtual appointment online!
COME BACK IN FOR A CONSULTATION! Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, you can choose the physical therapy practice you want! Come back to PTII for a consultation today!
See our physical therapists for: • Recent injury • Nagging aches and pains • Back and neck pain • Joint pain and movement problems • Walking or balance difficulties
Improve your health naturally
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WE’RE STAYING CLEAN!
PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT EXERCISE ESSENTIAL In order to be healthy, there needs to be a large emphasis on movement. When your body is flexible, strong, well-balanced, and fueled by a nutritious diet, it is able to fight infection and reduce the impact of viruses. We are dedicated to helping you live the best life you can. During this time, if you cannot make it to your physical therapy appointments, continue your exercises at home. We care for you and remember you are part of our physical therapy family. The best way to keep your body healthy during this time is to stay moving and reduce inflammation. Being sedentary and making poor diet choices has the potential to hurt your immune system and make you a target for sickness and disease. 9 ways to strengthen your body against viruses like COVID-19: 1. Wash your hands. 2. Decide to get up and get moving. 3. Eat nutrition rich food. 4. Drink plenty of water. 5. Don’t smoke. 6. Get a good amount of rest. 7. Stretch. 8. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale deeply. 9. Continue your home exercise program 2-3 times per week.
CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH YOUR HANDS
SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES
AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS
KEEP DISTANCE FROM THOSE INFECTED
DO NOT TOUCH MUCUOUS WITH FINGERS
AVOID BUSY PLACES & EVENTS
DISPOSE OF USED TISSUES QUICKLY
USE GLOVES WHEN NECESSARY
HEALTHY RECIPE TELEHEALTH & IN-HOME ONE ON ONES
Try this exercise to relieve your pain...
FOUR POINT ARM RAISE Start on hands and knees, hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm out front. Bring it back down and then repeat on opposite side. Repeat 8-10 times on both arms.
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PTII IS NOW OFFERING YOU TELEHEALTH & IN-HOME ONE ON ONE APPOINTMENTS. CALL TODAY TO LEARN MORE!
Relieves Arthritis Pain
Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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