What is Telehealth Physical Therapy?

The use of Telehealth Physical Therapy (or Telemedicine) as a healthcare practice is becoming more widespread than ever. Telehealth is a long-distance form of healthcare. With Telehealth, physical therapists (and other healthcare practitioners) and patients interact online via video conference or phone rather than in person at a doctors’ office.

Due to the various and vast effects of COVID-19, the use of Telehealth is now more necessary and more beneficial than ever. Though the risk of infection is scary, there is no need to put your life or health on hold. Telehealth diminishes the need for in-person contact, so you can continue to make (virtual) doctor visits and maintain your health.

Why Patients and Doctors Use Telehealth

Although it may seem that telehealth is a practice used on a need-basis, like for faraway patients or pandemics such as the one we are facing now, there are lots of other benefits to using telehealth as a regular practice.

Here are some of the reasons that patients may consider using telehealth:

Germ-Free: Patients with conditions that make them highly or even mildly contagious to others need not worry about spreading germs in waiting rooms. Similarly, healthy individuals can avoid contracting viruses since telehealth allows doctors to assess symptoms and even prescribe medicine solely through telecommunication.

Time-effective: Say goodbye to wasted hours in waiting rooms, and no need to worry about bad weather or bad traffic for travel. Virtual appointments can prove to be far more timely than physical doctor visits.

Long-distance friendly: No need to drive miles away to treat your unique conditions because far-away specialists are available at the click of a button when using telehealth appointments. Also, those who are unwilling or unable to travel or leave their homes or those who live in rural or isolated areas can still get the same quality of help from clinicians.

Cost-effective: With telemedicine, travel costs are diminished, and healthcare costs are decreased as well. Patients also don’t have to worry about taking time off from work for telehealth appointments.

Services Provided via Telehealth

At MOTION, we offer a wide range of services via telehealth, or as we like to call it, MOTION on the GO. If you’ve got a smartphone or computer and WiFi, we’ve got you.

These are some of the services available to you via MOTION on the GO (adult AND pediatric):

Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy

Your online appointment will be just like an in-person visit. You’ll receive the same attention and care that you always do from our therapists.

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MOTION on the GO Safety and Convenience with Telehealth Physical Therapy

With telehealth, we uphold the same privacy and confidentiality measures as always. Your information will never be shared without your knowledge, and it is perfectly secure to share online with our secure network.

Another convenience offered by telehealth is the ability to keep track of your health, medical records, and progress all in one secure space. With our patient portal, you can view your past or upcoming appointments, test results, prescriptions, imaging scans, and more whenever you want or wherever you are.

Telehealth Physical Therapy also makes communication between doctors far more seamless and convenient. Doctors can get second opinions or fill prescriptions easier, which is beneficial for everyone.

At MOTION, our goal is to keep you healthy and to move. Whether you’ve sprained something, recently had surgery, or want to keep up with your physical health amid this pandemic, we are always available. For more information regarding telehealth physical therapy or the other services that we provide, visit our website. Read what our clients have to say about the convenience of telehealth and make an appointment today!

Not Sure If Telehealth Is Right For You? See What Our Appointments Are Like!

During these uncertain times, going to see your physical therapist most likely seems like an impossible task. However, MOTION is here to tell you otherwise with our telehealth program: MOTION on the GO! Wonderful news, but you may be asking yourself a few questions.


Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is the use of providing healthcare services remotely through phone consultation or video chat — both of which we offer. With telehealth, get the attention you need in the safety and comfort of your home.


Getting started is simple! All you need is a smartphone or a computer with Wi-Fi. Your MOTION therapist will send an invitation before your virtual visit. Just click the invitation and follow the instructions.

Your virtual visit will be very similar to an in-person one — except you’ll interact with your therapist through your device. She or he will give you the same attention and instructions as if you were in the clinic. You’ll also have access to online resources like exercises you can do between visits.


“I was a bit uncertain how it was going to go but my MOTION physical therapist was fabulous. She worked with what I had in the house. I recommend this to all that cannot get out. Thank you for finding a way to make it work in these crazy times.”
— Sheri

“MOTION on the GO was no different from my in-person therapy sessions. My MOTION physical therapist was just as thorough. I am really happy and amazed that I can continue with my sessions.

Thank you, MOTION on the GO!”
— Karen

“My first telehealth visit with my MOTION physical therapist was great. We were able to see each other very well. As usual, he explained clearly how to do the exercises that he wants to do. There were no distractions from other people. It felt very private and focused. It was really wonderful. I am looking forward to more!”
— Elaine

“Thanks, MOTION PT, for going the extra mile under these troubling times. Opening up the link for my MOTION on the GO telehealth experience was easy and convenient. My physical therapist was very professional and extremely helpful. He was able to see and guide me through every exercise that I did in my house. Thanks for a wonderful experience that was instructive and helpful. Looking forward to my next session.”
— Reginald

“Our first MOTION on the GO visit went very smoothly. I was surprised how well it was received by my 9-year-old daughter. As a parent, it is very reassuring to be able to continue her speech therapy at home during this time of uncertainty. Thanks for offering this alternative therapy method!”
— Jennifer

“It was easy, fun and actually very effective to have my MOTION physical therapist on my iPhone screen. She was observing what I was doing and telling me how to correct my position and keeping me on a schedule of exercise that I wouldn’t have accomplished otherwise. I’m looking forward to our next appointment.”
— Helen


In these difficult and uncertain times, your physical health doesn’t need to suffer. The most important thing about MOTION on the GO is that it preserves the typical session you are used to, all while keeping you conveniently safe and comfortable in your home. If you don’t need to leave your home, don’t take the risk. Try out MOTION on the GO today and see for yourself how remarkably normal your appointment can be for you!


If you’re interested in setting up a MOTION on the GO appointment, feel free to call (347) 745-0122 or log on to motionptg.com to schedule your appointment today. With MOTION, get back to what moves you!