Folks in need of physical therapy services may not have to leave the house for treatment. Therainc has just launched its latest product, TheraNow, an online platform that connects patients to physical therapists through teletherapy.
“Thousands of working individuals in the United States get injured at work, causing a huge loss in their earning and a poor quality of life,” Richa Kohli, cofounder and CEO of Therainc, said in a statement. “It becomes challenging to keep up with the wait time, medical expenses, and the visits to the therapist’s office. We thought of doing something about it and designed an effective and user-friendly system to help people in pain, and change the way healthcare was delivered conventionally. The answer is TheraNow’s tele-rehabilitation system. Now, physical therapy treatments are just a click away irrespective of your location, at the desired time, even after work hours or weekends, and all this may cost you even less than your insurance.”
Patients can sign up through the website or through downloading the app. They then book an appointment for a one-on-one consultation. During the consultation, the patient and therapist can come up with a treatment plan.
The platform lets patients make two-way video calls and send secure messages. Clinicians also have time to pre-screen and review patients' medical records based on whatever the user has provided.
Patients can upload documents so that their TheraNow clinician can look through previous records. All of the information is HIPAA-compliant.
Users can pay for their appointments when they book online. The initial 30-minute evaluation is around $70, and 15-minute follow up visits are approximately $35.
This isn’t the only telemedicine service that provides physical therapy.
Physitrack is one of the major players in this field, focusing on digital physical therapy, telehealth, and patient engagement. It was first founded in 2012 and has since partnered with EHR company drchrono after being tapped by Apple to participate in the company’s Mobility Partner Program. Last year, Physitrack announced that it will seek public listings on alternative stock exchange Nasdaq First North during the first quarter of 2018.