Three benefits of virtual physical therapy at Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Virtual physical therapy benefits

The capabilities of telemedicine have been an exciting topic in physical therapy for some time now. By connecting with a therapist through an online video session, patients in remote areas or with very limited mobility can gain access to one-on-one care and even receive instruction and feedback as if they were right there in the clinic. 

With the continuing spread of coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 pandemic, virtual physical therapy now offers the perfect opportunity for patients confined at home to maintain social distancing without sacrificing treatment goals. To help you gain a clearer idea of the benefits of virtual physical therapy, we’re sharing the following overview. 

Key benefits of virtual physical therapy explained

Here are the main benefits of a virtual physical therapy session with SSOR: 

  1. It helps you practice social distancing — Since virtual physical therapy can be performed without leaving your home, it helps increase the health and safety of you, your therapist and the community at large. 
  2. It helps you stay focused on treatment goals — If you’re staying in, keeping active and continuing to focus on your recovery is more important than ever. Virtual physical therapy has a 91.2% patient satisfaction rating according to one study. This benefit of virtual physical therapy means that the current pandemic doesn’t also have to set back necessary treatment. 
  3. It’s affordable for a wide range of budgets   Most insurance providers cover virtual physical therapy just like an in-person session. Our team also accepts credit and debit as well as Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) payments for Medicare, Medicaid and self-pay patients.


At an initial consultation, your physical therapist can help you better understand this new approach to treatment. While certain options like manual therapy cannot be performed virtually, this is an ideal platform for therapeutic exercise, balance training and many other methods. 

Start your virtual physical therapy journey today

When you contact our team, we’ll be glad to help you answer any questions you have or schedule your initial virtual appointment. SSOR is passionate about providing the highest level of individualized care, whether it’s in our clinic or over the internet.