We are in an era of uncertainty. Many of our patients are classified as “medically fragile”. A common cold can result in a stay in the ICU. The pulmonary ramifications of COVID-19 are serious and life-threatening. Amidst this threat, healthcare providers have had to be flexible in caring for our patients. In an effort to prevent any regression, providers are leveraging technology in order to interact and provide care to our patients without putting them at risk.
At Physical Rehabilitation Associates, PLLC, Viribus VR Co-Founder Bob Eskew, PT, MS, PCS is providing e-visits to patients who wish to continue their therapeutic programs. Coincidentally, Bob has provided telehealth services in the 1990s as part of a research project to evaluate its efficacy.
As we all work to “flatten the curve”, we must remain flexible in taking care of one another. It has been enlightening to provide therapy services using a different medium. It’s allowed us to foster home management of pain and disability by empowering family members to help their children with monitoring by professionals.
This shows us the need for our patients to have a robust, fulfilling at-home exercise system like Viribus VR, which will allow families to continue their therapeutic movements between visits while allowing the therapists to monitor progress remotely.
We stand by you and continue to remain optimistic.
— Co-Founders Bob, Tony & Brent