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Jenn will be providing "Telerehabilitation" in April

Hi folks!

In the coming weeks, I will be headed up into the thinner air of Flagstaff, Arizona to do a short stint of training at higher altitude. In recent years, there has been a trend in the running world towards implementing altitude training at various points in the training cycle. The goal of this is to create a cardiovascular fitness boost. (If you are interested in learning more about this, I will be posting a blog soon that talks more about this and explores some of the research). It is recommended to spend at least 21 days at altitude to glean the benefits. In addition to the potential for contributing to cardiovascular fitness, this sort of camp allows me to hit my stride and focus a little more on my fitness and recovery routine.

During this time, I will continue to be available to work with both current and new clients. I will still to be available via phone and email to answer questions and to check in as needed. Additionally, I will be launching telehealth visits. The telehealth model works well in physical therapy, as I am able to glean a lot of information based on how you move with various movement tests and activities. As a byproduct of the Covid 19 Pandemic, a body of research has been conducted investigating the effectiveness of telerehabilitation. The findings are favorable, with high patient and provider satisfaction reported.

Some of the benefits of telerehabilitation include:

  • Convenience - telehealth eliminates travel time, making physical therapy easier to fit into your schedule

  • Patient Satisfaction equivalent to in-person care

  • Versatility - telehealth can be implemented in a variety of settings (outside, in your office set up, at home, ect)

However, some folks do require hands-on treatment as a component to their care. This means, for some individuals, a hybrid model will work best. This hybrid treatment plan will consist of both telereahbilitation with me, and a short hands on manual treatment session with Jesse. In these instances, based on my assessment in the telehealth visit, Jesse will be able to preform the hands-on side of the treatment that the individual needs. In this way, everyone will be able to continue to receive the high quality care that you have come to expect from us at Zenith, without interruption.

I will return from Flagstaff in late April at which point I will resume providing in person treatment. I am excited to note that I will be back in time to cheer all of you on who are running the Eugene half and full Marathon! Marathon weekend is one of my favorite weekends to be in Eugene, to see the streets come alive with the strong running culture and fantastic community.

In the mean time, I hope everyone’s training is going well, and if you need help to get to your starting line healthy and ready to run your best, we at Zenith are here to help you out!

Jenn Randall PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT

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