Telehealth Sisu Therapies – What You Need To Know
We are offering telehealth services to our patients, both current and new! This opportunity will allow our therapists to remain in contact with our current patients to continue their rehab journey as well as establish new relationships to serve our communities! This allows therapists to assess your progress, prescribe evidence-based exercises, provide resources for how to stay healthy at home and provide education on any related topics to the issue you are facing.
What do you need?
All that you will need is yourself and a computer or other device that has video and audio capability. Most computers and smart phones will work just fine!
What are some tips to allow for the best telehealth visit?
- Wear workout clothing – your therapist will be running you through various movements and restrictive clothing can impede their assessment.
- Have good lighting (generally front lighting is best).
- Test your internet ahead of time – make sure you are getting a strong WIFI connection wherever you plan on doing your visit from.
- Test your camera field of view ahead of time – make sure you have enough room to walk around, stand up and move!
- Gather equipment ahead of time – if you have an exercise ball, yoga mat, weights or bands please dig them out ahead of time as you might use them.
How do I start my first telehealth visit?
Sisu Therapies will initiate the telehealth visit by sending you a brief email with instructions on how to use our communication platform, doxy.me. It is very easy and simple to follow. Essentially all that is required of you will be to go to a specific website and enter your name. From there you will be placed into a virtual “waiting room” where your provider will then pull you into a virtual “treatment room.”
What can I expect from my telehealth visit?
Telehealth visits are very much like a regular office visit. Your therapist will begin by asking you how you are doing, collect pertinent information regarding your condition and assess how you are doing by running you through various movements (standing, walking, squatting, balancing), range of motion tests and strength tests that you can perform at home. Once they are done testing and determine what the best plan will be for you, they will begin your treatment by offering education/advice, home modification solutions, strengthening exercises, self-stretching or partner stretching that can all be performed at home with whatever equipment you have!
Will my insurance cover this?
The short answer is, YES! Due to the recent circumstances regarding COVID-19 and patient care precautions, most insurance plans are covering telehealth as a service. However, Sisu Therapies will verify with your insurance ahead of time to make sure this is covered under your plan.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule your telehealth appointment with one of our providers, please call: 970-561-7111.
Thank you and STAY HEALTHY! We will all get through this TOGETHER!