How Telehealth Access Benefits Those Living In Rural Areas 


For patients in remote areas, access to physical therapy services can be difficult, costly, and nearly impossible in some cases.  

Take Nina, a 72-year-old woman from southeastern Ohio who fell in the winter of 2022 and experienced a Colles fracture of her left wrist. After having two plates and nine screws placed in her wrist, she needed post-operative physical therapy twice a week. Her surgery took place in Columbus, an hour and a half from her home. The nearest rehabilitation center was a 40-minute drive from her house, and she wasn’t cleared by the surgeon to drive. For eight weeks she had to find rides to her physical therapy sessions each week.  It was a major inconvenience and quite costly with gas prices being what they are. PT Genie could have solved this problem for her by allowing her to do at least a portion of her rehabilitation from the comfort of her home. 

PT Genie patients rate their experience with 90% increased satisfaction as opposed to traditional in-office therapy. Additionally, patients see a 50% faster recovery, and 60% reduction in pain. Increased access to physical therapy is valuable for patients like Nina, and the additional benefits of PT Genie, as mentioned above, make it an obvious choice for those with access to its services. 

About PTGenie 

PTGenie enables a combination of traditional in-person care; virtual customized physical therapy sessions; and remote patient monitoring that is provider monitored, offering real-time corrective feedback. Providers access patient data through an all-inclusive rehab platform to view compliance, functional improvement and recognize areas that need to be addressed. The analysis of patient data enables providers to compare various protocols for the same conditions so that best practice rehabilitation models can be identified and leveraged for patients and providers. Practices can leverage PT Genie’s network of PT/ATCs or utilize their own team. For more information, please contact 

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