How to continue physical therapy while traveling
Sep 3, 2019 • 2 min read
Whether it is for leisure or business purposes, traveling is a frequent activity among U.S. residents. The latest numbers report about 2.2 billion person-trips in 2018, which translates into a considerable amount of time spent away from home — and daily routines.
Traveling may get in the way of one’s habits and it can be seen as an excuse for skipping a few physical therapy sessions. However, we already know that complying with treatment is vital for a successful recovery. And we also know that staying physically active is key to control back and joint pain.
So how can patients keep on with their sessions?
The solution is fairly simple: by having the Digital Therapist in their travel packing checklist.
SWORD’s Digital Therapist: an unexpected travel companion
It’s now time to understand how the Digital Therapist can help them continue their physical therapy anywhere they go:
The Digital Therapist is small and lightweight enough to move around with ease.
It comprises a tablet and a few motion trackers that come in a practical bag, which can fit any suitcase. These portable devices are also safe for air traveling purposes.
Setting up the Digital Therapist is easy and requires little means: an available WiFi connection and a stable surface for performing the exercises.
Monica, one of our patients, took the Digital Therapist on vacation with her and she even used it by the pool while using a bottle of wine as a weight. They say necessity is the mother of invention, don’t they?
Flexible session scheduling
Trips usually involve a program of some sort: whether it is a work-related event or a city break, chances are users are going to need to adjust their sessions to a more hectic timetable.
The Digital Therapist makes it easy to create a routine during a trip and to fit sessions in at any time of the day, be it first thing in the morning or later at night.
Remote access to a physical therapist
Thanks to the Digital Therapist, patients can keep in touch with their human physical therapist. They know there will always be someone available to address any question and tend to their needs.
It is this human touch that our patients most appreciate about the SWORD’s solution. They feel its guidance throughout the entire process, which increases their confidence in the care they are given. Ultimately, they feel encouraged to comply and go through with the prescribed program — even when they are away traveling.