Virtual Physical Therapists (VPTs) is a mobile app and online platform that allows you to access physical therapy specialists virtually from your home, office or on the go. Our clinicians specialize in treating musculoskeletal disorders. They diagnose your condition and provide a home treatment plan with follow-up as needed.
Yes, it is of utmost importance to maintain patient privacy and keep information secure. VPTs app is designed to be a private, secure, HIPAA-compliant tool through robust encryption methods, that allows you to safely and confidentially consult with a physical therapist virtually.
$89 for a virtual visit up to 30 minutes. Additional minutes are $2/min.
Yes. All of our clinicians are not only state-licensed to practice physical therapy, they are also Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment – a specialization in treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
Common conditions include any problems with the musculoskeletal system, including: Sprains/Strains, Arthritis, Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot pain.
No. VPTs is designed to handle non-emergency musculoskeletal problems. You should NOT use it if you are experiencing a medical emergency. In case of a medical life threatening emergency, you should dial 911 immediately. In rare circumstances a musculoskeletal problem cannot be treated virtually. In that instance, your evaluating specialist will refer you to a specialized clinic or physician as needed.
You can easily sign up or activate your account by downloading our Mobile App, available on the iTunes store and Google Play.
You can start using VPTs app immediately after you sign up and activate your account. Before scheduling a visit, you will be required to complete your Past Medical History and enter your payment information. You can then browse the profiles of our physical therapy specialists, view available times and schedule an appointment. After scheduling you then required to e-sign before starting your visit under the “My Appointments” button.
Yes, when Booking an Appointment – you can search by provider’s last name.
Yes. When using the app, mobile geolocation will note that you are in a different location and will ask if they should update the clinician list to the same state – making it faster to find a therapist, whether you are home or on the go.
To use videoconferencing you need a phone with WiFi (Apple or Android (5 or greater)).
You will have access to your virtual evaluation as soon as the visit is completed. You have the option to download the assessment and you can then forward to your physician.
To keep health information private each adult must create their own account. Children under 18 may be added to their parents account.
Yes. You are able to contact your evaluating clinician by instant message and/or e-mail. Please allow up to 24 hr. response time, because of the clinician’s working schedule.
A typical new assessment with one of our physical therapy specialists takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Follow up visits usually take 20-30 minutes.
Medical Board regulations happen at the state level. Each state has different governing laws. Not all states allow specialized clinicians to treat without a physician’s prescription. Virtual Physical Therapists offers visits in states where regulations favor Direct Access and telerehabilitation.
Your musculoskeletal specialist will review your symptoms and functional limitations. They will address what movements and/or positions aggravate your symptoms as well as what gives you relief. Your clinician will then assess your movement quality, followed by what happens mechanically with repeated movements, just as if you were in person. A diagnosis will be based on how your involved joint responds mechanically. The musculoskeletal specialist will then explain the cause and outline a treatment plan for you, including a home exercise program. A video of your home program exercise(s) will be shared with you and you will be able to access it at any time on your “Connect” button of your VPT app.
At the end of the visit, your specilaist will schedule a follow up as necessary.
VPTs sends a follow up email 24 hrs / 7 days / 4 weeks /and 4 months after each new evaluation. Our goal is to aide in decreasing your symptoms and improving your overall function. Each follow up email will ask you to rate your symptoms and function. If you are not showing improvement, we will request that you schedule a follow up visit. Your feedback will be shared with your specialist and VPTs administration, so we can continue to audit ourselves and look for ways to continually improve our application.