Ep. 68 – Online resources for patients stuck at home – special COVID-19 episode!

If you’re like me, my patient load right now is dismal. This means my patients aren’t getting their needed therapy, & we’re going to have a lot of catch up to do once they start leaving their houses again. UNLESS, they can start doing things NOW to help ease functional decline they may be experiencing without your help.

Some of you may have access to Telehealth for your PT services, & that is AWESOME. YAS! Unfortunately, some of us don’t have access (YET) to this amazing platform to serve our patients, so I’ve thrown together a quick episode to discuss some of the amazing resources I’m learning that can help our patients from the comfort & safety of their own homes.

I will try to update this page as I learn of more resources. Know of others? Send them my way at theOncoPT@gmail.com!

Down Dog fitness apps

Corissa Decker (of episode 64) told me about Down Dog & their line of fitness apps. From now until April 1, their programs are free to use! Amazing! Their apps include Yoga, HIIT Workouts, Barre Workouts, 7 Minute Workout, & Yoga for Beginners. You can find them on the Apple store & Google Play.

YMCA Youtube videos

The YMCA has a collection of video workouts including yoga, barre, boot camp, & active older adults.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGt_IpceP_xQhhCMCrut_A

Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness – I’m a member at my local Orangetheory Fitness, which has recently closed due to COVID-19, but they’ve announced that they will have workouts available on their app. I’m not sure if you need to be a member to access them, but you’ll have to check it out!

Cancer Rehab & Integrative Medicine

Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos (Episode 13) owns Cancer Rehab & Integrative Medicine, located in Austin, Texas. They are now hosting their group classes entirely online, which your patients can find here: http://www.cancerrehabaustin.com/news. New classes will be uploaded as they happen, so check back frequently!

Lymphedema Physio

Dr. Andrea Leifner is offering 100 FREE online & virtual visits through May 15, 2020 for patients who have lymphedema to check in with a provider if they can’t get in to see their regular lymphedema therapist during this time. Click here for the link & discount code.

Self-MLD Youtube playlist

I found this link on one of the Facebook groups I’m in. It includes many videos of self-manual lymph drainage for arms, legs, & trunk.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPpxa6qxQL045yDyUjYiGExrNVR0EqjP6&fbclid=IwAR0NKWLdPjUy9h3MwwWpYfSX0F6ep-j4OYnMkNgVEgV2kzHfmKwGbVXNU-g

Know of more cool resources?

Please let me know! I’ll update the show notes here with more info as you send it in!

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