Upstream operates nearly 800 clinics in 25 states
BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 28, 2020 /Neptune100/ — Upstream Rehabilitation, one of the nation’s largest physical and occupational therapy companies, recently introduced telehealth as an alternative option for care to patients throughout its family of nearly 800 clinics nationwide.
Physical and occupational therapy are considered an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic. Telehealth is available to current and new patients.
“Telehealth is an effective alternative for patients who are unable to visit a clinic in person during a time of social distancing and stay-at-home practices,” said Krisi Probert, Upstream’s senior vice president of clinical services. “By using telehealth, patients can connect directly with a therapist to continue their recoveries from injuries, surgery and other musculoskeletal ailments without having to leave the comfort of their homes.”
Using a computer, phone or tablet, patients may use a secure internet connection provided by their therapist to connect on a video call. During the call, patients and therapists communicate one-to-one and discuss their symptoms, progress and home exercise programs. Many insurance providers are now covering the cost of telehealth visits.
To learn more about telehealth or to schedule a telehealth appointment with a therapist, contact your nearest clinic by visiting www.urpt.com/telehealthpt.
Birmingham, Ala.-based Upstream Rehabilitation operates nearly 800 outpatient clinics in 25 states through 22 brands including BenchMark Physical Therapy, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, and SERC Physical Therapy. To learn more about Upstream Rehabilitation and it’s family of brands, visit www.urpt.com.