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Patient Success Spotlight

TELEHEALTH: SERVING PATIENTS IN THESE TROUBLING TIMES

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 515-270-0303 for the Johnston Clinic, or 515-964-8885 for the Ankeny Clinic, 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 Johnston Physical Therapy our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. Additionally, through our Medbrige 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! Begin Telehealth Services Today. We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At Johnston 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. 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.

“ I am back to a normal lifestyle.” “Thought I would send a “thank you” to you and your staff for helping me out with my back pain. I must admit when I first came into your office, I did not believe that you could do anything for me; however, thought I would give you a chance. After only three treatments and your advice on daily exercises, I am back to a normal lifestyle, which includes riding my indoor bicycle trainer and working out daily.” - Z.G.

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.

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If this exercise does not provide you relief/help, please consider an evaluation to see if we can identify the source of your pain and provide a plan to get you back to normal.

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