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TO OUR CHERISHED PATIENTS:
We are proud to announce that during these challenging times our office will be allowed to remain open! Our goal is to continue to assist you with your health and treatment goals; while remaining a functioning small business for our team. This will be possible via Tele-Physical Therapy (TelePT). Our qualified and trusting staff are still available and ready to continue working with you. Their professional and knowledgeable abilities will be able to be communicated to you via phone/video call. These types of services are not uncommon and fall under approved TeleMedicine standards and practices. Many insurance companies already allow and approve for these services to be provided to their members. This is a great and effective alternative option for all our patients; New & Existing. We highly recommend this option to all, especially those patients that do not want to stop treatment or stop their current progress. We are more than proud to be able to provide this to our patients and community during these trying times. On behalf of all of us at Hands-On Physical Therapy, we would like to give a big Thank You to all of you for your continued support and consideration. Please be safe and healthy.
Sincerely, Hands-On Physical Therapy Team
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TELEHEALTH: SERVING PATIENTS IN THESE TROUBLING TIMES
INSIDE : • Benefits Of Telehealth
• Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe
• Take Advantage Of Physical Therapy From Home!
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 our patients 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 our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us at (718) 626-2699, schedule a telehealth appointment with our website chatbot, OR go to our telehealth appointment page link to schedule your virtual appointment! 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 Hands-On Physical Therapy, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you canmeet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. Additionally, through our PT Wired app, you can view the exercises and stretches that you are expected to complete each day and log your advancement through your treatment plan. You can also use this app to access ongoing helpful tools and tips, such as our blogs – you can even use it to send these tips to a friend or family member who may also need help! 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: • Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines • Sports medicine/athletic training • Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other chronic conditions • Injury rehab • And much more • Post-surgical rehab • Respiratory issues
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BENEFITS OF TELEHEALTH
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 • Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education Begin telehealth services today. We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely bemore ahead. At Hands-On 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 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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• Easy Access to Your Home Exercise Program • Full Exercise Videos with Instructions • Personalized Notes From Your Therapist • You Earn Medals, Awards and Achievements • Health Tips and Strategies Use your smartphone camera to scan one of these codes
Howto access your exercises...
1. Once your physical therapist creates your account, you will receive an email from email@example.com. Click on the activation link! 2. Set your password
3. Download the App by scanning the codes below 4. Log in using your email address and password
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Patient Success Spotlight
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“I feel like a newperson!” “I want to sincerely thank Fara for the wonderful work she has done… My story is a simple one…I had severe pain in my calf. The pain was so bad at times that my daughter took to the emergency room. I thought I was having a heart attack or a traveling blood clot. After my diagnosis, I started coming to Hands-On and I feel like a new person. I’m so grateful. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!” - Licia A.
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Healthy Recipe: Lemon Garlic Chicken Soup
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INGREDIENTS • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 lb chicken breast • 1 medium onion, diced • 3 large carrots, diced • 2 celery stalks diced
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INSTRUCTIONS Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken breast and brown. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min, until softened. Add 2 quarts of chicken broth and ginger with the skin on. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes (the longer you boil ginger the stronger it is). Remove ginger and discard. Remove chicken, then shred and set aside. Add lemon zest and squeeze lemon to taste. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Add shredded chicken and (optional) 1 can of coconut milk.
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