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Telehealth lends helping hand to local physical therapists

 

April 29, 2020

KEYBOARD KINESIOLOGY – Physical Therapist Ryan Coonc uses technology to stay in touch with patients during the virus crisis. Coonc and his colleagues at Balance Point Physical Therapy Clinic in La Conner are embracing telehealth video options during the coronavirus shutdown. – Photo by Bill Reynolds  

Physical therapy dates its origins to ancient Greece and Hippocrates, widely recognized as the Father of Medicine.

Much about physical therapy has changed in the ensuing 2,500 years – especially in the past few weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Specialists at Balance Point Physical Therapy in La Conner have joined local medical clinics in embracing telehealth methods to treat patients during the statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency.

Conditions resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak have led physical therapists to tap technology more and take innovative approaches on...



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