TELEHEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY IN CALIFORNIA

"If you can take a selfie, you can be treated through telehealth!"

What is telehealth?

Telehealth physical therapy is seeing a healthcare provider in the setting of your choice either through a laptop, desktop with web cam, smart phone, or a smart tablet.

Why choose telehealth? 
-Patient convenience (expanded hours, not being able to leave work to see a therapist, bypassing traffic, seeing a specialist that is not in your immediate area).

-Precaution to avoid the COVID-19 
-To obtain accurate medical advice from a Mizuta physical therapist instead of using “google” to find out if the problem is best treated by physical therapy or another specialty.
-Choosing telehealth will allow patients full access to medical care at home, office, or traveling, essentially face time physical therapy in California.
-Allows Patients to achieve goals no matter where they may be.
-Telehealth may also be used to bypass wait times at other clinic and gain more immediate access to healthcare.

Who qualifies?
Any patient diagnosis can be evaluated by a licensed Mizuta & Associates physical therapist and patients may begin session with a specific designed treatment program. When appropriate more telehealth physical therapy follow ups may be scheduled with Mizuta PT or you may be referred to an MD or other healthcare specialist if their condition warrants.

Is telehealth my only option? 
Mizuta PT offers treatment in home as well.   A physical therapist might recommend a hybrid program where the patient starts treatment through telehealth, switches to “in person” visits, and then goes back to the convenience of telehealth physical therapy at the end of the treatment to progress their program and meet their goals.

Do I need to be in San Diego in order to have a telehealth visit? 
Since all of our physical therapists are licensed in the state of CA, as long as the patient is a resident of California with a California address, the patient can be treated by one of our therapists through telehealth physical therapy. At this time we are not able to offer services in any state other than California.

Is telehealth a common thing?
Telemedicine is on the rise and becoming hugely popular in healthcare.  With the COVID-19 Pandemic, many providers are solely performing telehealth visits.  Physical therapy through telehealth allows patients and therapists to maintain social distancing.  

How it works

  • Schedule your telehealth physical therapy visit with Mizuta PT by calling  our front office at 619-564-7120

  • We will verify your insurance benefits and let you know if there is a financial responsibility

  • At the start of your appointment time, find your provider's name in this section (below) and click "Enter Waiting Room"

  • Your physical therapist will initiate the secured HIPAA compliant telehealth visit.

  • At the end of your telehealth appointment, the front office will call to collect payment over the phone and email you the receipt.  This only applies to patients with a financial responsibility. 

What are some of the common problems treated through telehealth?
Neck pain, ergonomics, back pain, post pardum weakness, torticollis and plagiocephaly, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, foot and ankle pain, sport program training assessments.  All of these would qualify for a HIPAA compliant face time physical therapy visit in California.

More on Telehealth

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