Physical therapists to offer online appointments

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Northern Rehab Physical Therapy announced that it would remain open as an essential service during the shelter in place order, offering appointments by video conference.

“The health of our patients, staff and community remains our top priority at Northern Rehab,” Ken Olson, physical therapist and president of Northern Rehab, said in a news release. “While we’re still available for those patients that need us in the clinic, Northern Rehab is now offering patients the ability for Telehealth, or “e-visit,” physical therapy appointments for patients from the comfort and safety of their homes as an additional option.”

Telehealth technology allows a “virtual” physical therapy appointment by video conference with a physical therapist using a home computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Once a Telehealth appointment is scheduled, an email invitation is sent with instructions on how to proceed for the virtual appointment.

Patients can schedule a telehealth, in-clinic, or complimentary virtual consultation appointment at any of its four locations including DeKalb (Sycamore Road or Lincoln Highway), Genoa and Rochelle by calling Northern Rehab at 815-756-8524.

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