***We are temporarily offering Tele-Rehabilitation services***
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In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Virtuous Wellness Center will temporarily be offering one on one telerehabilitation (telerehab) consultations with Rachel Lerman, PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA. Telerehab will be extremely beneficial to both current patients and potential patients alike as, due to necessary social distancing, office visits are becoming increasingly difficult to schedule in all medical fields. Patients will be able to ask questions and get knowledgeable feedback from our facility’s Physical Therapist without leaving their potential quarantine/social distancing situations.
New/Potential Patients: Due to the limiting factors of telerehabilitation, we cannot give definitive diagnoses based solely on this/these video consultation(s). You will not receive an outlined Plan of Care as you would when beginning an in-office Physical Therapy program but will, however, be provided with possible feedback/suggestions regarding your specific issue. You will also learn if you are a good candidate for future/current in-office Physical Therapy. Unfortunately, we will not be able to bill your health insurance company for these services at least until you are an established patient. Therefore, the self-pay fees (found below) will need to be paid by you at the time of telerehab service via credit card payment taken over the phone.
Current Patients: Telerehabilitation services are, of course, limiting in that there isn’t a possibility for the hands on Physical Therapy aspects performed in office but it will be very useful for feedback on certain issues/questions and monitoring your Home Exercise Programs (HEP) as long as you are unable to visit. While we will make EVERY attempt to successfully bill your insurance company for these services, there may be some who opt to not cover them. In that case, you, the patient, will be responsible for the cost which will be billed at reduced rates as follows:
1-10 Minute Consultation $15
11-20 Minute Consultation $25
21-30 Minute Consultation $40
ALL PATIENTS (new and existing) must fill out the “Patient Consent for Telerehab Services” form found on our website, VirtuousWellnessCenter.com, on the Patient Forms page. Upon completion, you will be able to request a telerehab virtual consultation and Dr. Lerman will get in touch with you as quickly as possible (within 1 business day). Before consenting to receive our services as telehealth physical therapy, you should know that some interventions cannot be provided through telerehabilitation means and some may result in a better outcome when provided in-person. We will consider the complexity of your condition, your knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the nature and complexity of the physical therapy intervention(s) we will be providing and will let you know if you would be best served by in-person examination and/or treatment.
Assumption of the Risk. If any part of your telerehabilitation consultation includes general exercise/fitness instruction and/or advice, you should know that there are risks of embarking on an exercise program, such as muscle soreness or injury. Therefore, you understand that your participation in our telerehab program is at your own risk. You accept responsibility for obtaining any necessary medical clearance from your physician or other health care providers, especially if you have any medical problems that impair or limit your ability to exercise. You also agree that if you have an onset of any symptoms or pain, you will notify us. We may refer you to a medical provider of your choice or recommend a physical therapy examination separate from your coaching session if your needs go beyond general fitness/wellness coaching.