Physical therapy services are considered an essential health care service during the Shelter in Place order. Therefore, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists remains open and available to ensure patients receive the physical therapy treatments they need during the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
“The health of our patients, staff, and community remain our top priority at Northern Rehab” comments Ken Olson, Physical Therapist and President of Northern Rehab. “While we’re still available for those patients that need us in the clinic, Northern Rehab is now offering patients the ability for Telehealth, or “e-visit”, physical therapy appointments for patients from the comfort and safety of their homes as an additional option. Our goal is to safely continue treatment with minimal interruption for our patients so they do not regress and will continue to recover to regain strength and mobility, while protecting the safety and health of patients and employees.”
Telehealth technology allows you to have a “virtual” physical therapy appointment by video conference with your Physical Therapist using a home computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Once a Telehealth appointment is scheduled, an e-mail invitation is sent with instructions how to proceed for the virtual appointment.
If you have not had physical therapy in a while and wish to return, remember that patients can receive physical therapy treatment without a physician prescription. This is especially important if you would like to avoid the doctor’s office or hospital at this time.
Patients can schedule a telehealth appointment at any of our 4 locations by calling Northern Rehab at 815.756.8524. Northern Rehab office staff is available to explain virtual appointments more in detail, answer questions, help you understand your insurance benefits and coverage, and schedule an In-Clinic or Telehealth appointment.