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Why In-Person Physical Therapy Is Better Than Virtual

If you have been injured in an automobile or motorcycle accident in the greater Lutz area or are working to recover from a sports-related injury or surgery, chances are you will be referred to a physical therapist. 

Physical therapy is an essential part of the recovery process following such events. One might think that physical therapy can be done just as effectively from home, but this isn’t always the case. In-person physical therapy has been shown to be more effective in the rehabilitation process than virtual therapies, which often do not offer enough hands-on attention. 

The benefits of physical therapy include:

  • reduced pain, 
  • increased range of motion and strength
  • improved balance 
  • better coordination and control 

All of these are factors that contribute to a faster recovery time! Please read below for more information about how the in-person physical therapy that you will receive from our skilled staff at Impact Medical in Lutz is better than virtually based telehealth therapy.


One of the recent advancements in healthcare has been widespread access to remote telehealth visits with many medical specialists, including physical therapists. This form of virtual communication allows PTs to provide physical therapy services to patients in their homes or a chosen location through technology or telecommunications software. This connects patients to their care providers from nearly anywhere.

However, when it comes to physical therapy, we feel that nothing compares to in-person sessions.


The types of equipment and location where you will have your physical therapy session significantly impact how effective it can be. Our in-clinic sessions at our Lutz location offer many benefits, including the latest in technology and state-of-the-art equipment to supplement our variety of treatment modalities.


During each of your sessions, our physical therapists will make careful real-time observations that consider any limitations or challenges you are facing. Additionally, you will get personalized exercises explicitly tailored to your needs based on what we observe during your appointments. The level of individualized care offered by our therapists’ in-person sessions is unparalleled.


In a world where we are increasingly spending time online and physically disconnected from each other, it can be challenging to stay focused on what you’re doing when trying to do physical therapy virtually at home. Many people find themselves easily distracted when trying to do exercises without supervision. That’s why visiting our Impact Medical team in Lutz is essential; because here, there will always be skilled PTs to keep you focused on your recovery.


One of the best things about visiting our in-person clinic is that you get to meet and interact with the many people who make Impact Medical in Lutz great. Building a relationship with your physical therapist remotely or virtually can be difficult, but when you meet with our team members face to face, you will feel connected to your care team.


If you require physical therapy services after an accident or injury, you will find no better team to treat you than the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Impact Medical in Lutz. We invite you to reach out to us to schedule a consultation so that you can get back to enjoying the Florida Sunshine and feeling your best. Don’t continue to suffer. Call us today at (813) 536-4271!