Live Video Physical Therapy
Avant was amongst the first clinics in Seattle to offer a telehealth option for patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s always a little daunting to start something new and we were so excited about the results of telehealth for many of our patients. The key to success was two fold.
Time To Think Outside The Box
Time to offer physical therapy in a new way
The PT’s at Avant are truly exceptional and creative, allowing them to create a plan of care that was adaptable to telehealth. At the same time, we have the best patients in the world, who were equally as invested as we were in their outcomes. The result was nothing short of awesome.
So what is telemedicine, you ask?? In the case of physical therapy, telemedicine is live video in which you are virtually working with your PT. You would be in your home or other private setting and your PT would be in their home or other private setting. Just as you would in a normal PT visit, the PT assesses what the impairments are that are contributing to your pain. They prescribe exercise, activity modification, biomechanics training, and/or education to directly address these impairments. If you do not have access to exercise equipment, we are very creative in helping you figure out options like water bottles, water jugs, and body weight resisted exercises to challenge you. Each visit we will continue to actively monitor your progress and determine the steps to push you toward your goals. If we don’t see change over time, we will advise you of such and make a change in our plan of care.
Wondering if you are a good candidate for telehealth? We can help you to make that decision. Just give us a call and we will lead you in the right direction for you.
Fortunately, your insurance company covers telehealth in the same way that traditional outpatient PT is covered. This means that if you have a copay, coinsurance, or deductible they would apply the same to services in the clinic as they do to PT via telemedicine – there is no additional cost or extra fee to you.
You chose Avant PT for a reason – maybe it was a Yelp review, maybe a friend told you about us, maybe it was your doctor’s recommendation, maybe you were just drawn by our gorgeous website:) Nevertheless, you chose us and we have many different ways to help you meet your goals. We are looking forward to being on your team!
To learn more about how Avant Physical Therapy can help you meet your goals schedule an appointment now, contact us at 206-686-4073 or request an appointment online today.
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We make every effort to include your healthcare professionals and exercise specialists in a cohesive plan to promote your optimal outcome. We want to truly understand what drives you toward recovery.
After injuring myself during a gym session and getting little relief with massage therapy, I sought help with Avant on my shoulders and low back/hip issues. Kate was my PT and provided a full plan of how to get back on track and what exercises I could do at home and during my gym sessions. Each session targeted the areas Kate and I felt needed more attention during that week. After eight weeks I had better mobility and no pain, plus the gained knowledge of how I can stretch and exercise all of my problem areas that I still use to this day. I highly recommend Avant!
Avant PT is an amazing place! I came here after receiving major foot surgery and the time I spent with Avant was instrumental in my recovery. After many months of regular sessions at Avant, primarily with Laura and Corissa, I was able to fully recover and return to my job as a ballet dancer. Exercises were well selected and explained, and I always felt at ease asking questions. It's hard to overstate how incredibly helpful everything l learned was and continues to be for my physical well-being. I will continue to come to Avant for any future PT needs and I highly recommend them to everyone else. I am incredibly thankful for everything you guys do.
Fantastic experience with Avant Physical Therapy over the last 6 months recovering from lower back and knee injuries and then working on strength and flexibility to prevent future occurrences. Giovanna (Gio) was a fantastic therapist. I asked a lot of questions about why we did different exercises and she always took time to explain how different muscle groups interact in the body and how it connected to the goals we set. In addition, she is simply a lovely human to be around . Beyond Gio, Ronni and the rest of the front desk staff had great communication, were efficient with scheduling and super friendly.
Ryan is the best physical therapist I have had the pleasure of working with. The care he provides is top-notch. He is professional in every manner of his work. The hard work he puts in to figuring out the best plan to getting someone back to full heath is top level. Best therapist around!
After playing eighteen years of competition soccer, seven years of professional soccer & five major surgeries, I was blessed with the best medical personnel I’ve ever had. I would trust Avant with any piece of my training/therapy, shoot MY LIFE!
Hands down, the best PT I've ever been to. Laura is a wonderful, upbeat person and and amazing therapist, and unlike many PT's she spends the entire hour with you. She's also very good with difficult cases. I've had an ongoing back issue for several years and have tried everything. I'd pretty much given up on ever really getting better. In one month Laura helped me more than anyone else had been able to.
As an 11 year NFL veteran running back, I have worked with many therapist and trainers. I appreciate Avant's ability to assess movement deficiencies, identify where the restrictions in my body are and come up with a detailed plan during treatment as well as for me to do on my own.
Can't recommend Brenna highly enough at Avant. Her guidance enabled me to return quickly from a significant muscle tear and get back to the outdoor activities I love. I now feel equipped to strengthen on my own, and help prevent injuries from skiing and climbing, which is extremely comforting. Appointments were filled with helpful guidance on exercises, scheduling was painless, she thoroughly and clearly answered any questions I had, and corresponding over email between appointments provided me with all the information I needed to heal and get stronger.