Athletico Physical Therapy now offers virtual free assessments, where patients can connect with physical therapists via telehealth technology and have their conditions assessed through a secure online video chat.
Using a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera, patients can directly connect with an Athletico clinician for a free, 30-minute assessment. During the free assessment, the clinician will carefully evaluate the patient’s issue and recommend the best course of care.
Depending on the severity of injury, the clinician may schedule the patient for a follow-up evaluation at an Athletico clinic or refer them to a local physician for advanced treatment. For urgent matters, the clinician would direct the patient to a nearby emergency department, explains a media release from Athletico.
“Many people who suffer from an injury put off scheduling an appointment with a clinician because they are simply too busy, and as a result, the pain lingers much longer than it has to,” says Mark Kaufman, president and CEO of Athletico, in the release.