Telehealth is an effective and convenient way to receive treatment for musculoskeletal and sports injuries video chat. This is a great option for clients who cannot physically make it into the office.
Paul Helms, LMT, CSCS is an expert at restoring clients to fighting shape from a variety of injuries. Here are just some of the conditions that can be effectively treated with teleheath:
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Postural Dysfunction
- Body Mechanics
- Strength and Conditioning
- Ergonomic Work Set Up
What to Expect During a Telehealth Session with Paul
Consult: discuss the nature of your injury to determine exactly what kind of pain you are experiencing and other relevant information.
Exam: visually assess you performing certain movements related to your injury.
Assessment: determine why you’re in pain, but also how to prevent it from happening again in the future
Treatment: design you a thorough injury rehabilitation regimen, your rehab homework, specifically tailored to reduce your pain and strength you against re-injury
Prognosis: provide an estimate for how long the rehabilitation process should last.
Your rehab homework: Paul will explain each of your home exercises and make sure you can do them correctly in your visit. Then I’ll email you a personalized list of exercises and stretches with video clips showing you how to do each one (in case you forget!). Each session you’ll get new, updated ‘homework’, as you improve.
How many sessions are needed: Most clients see a significant reduction of pain in 1-3 sessions and are ready for independent self-care with Paul’s injury prevention regimen in 4-6 sessions.
What you’ll need for a telehealth session: Laptop (ideal), tablet or even mobile phone (well charged, or with a charging cord, so you don’t run out of battery). A fairly clear room in your home (Paul will need to see you perform certain movements, exercises, etc.). Comfortable clothing to check your mobility, but nothing strenuous!