Rhonda Silence

North Shore Health offers telehealth option for physical therapy

North Shore Health has been using telemedicine for more than a year now in its emergency room. That technology has been greatly expanded in light of the COVID-19 pandemic at both North Shore Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. Doctors and therapists are interacting with patients online instead of meeting face-to-face.

One of the online offerings from North Shore Health is the opportunity to participate in physical therapy rehab via video conferencing. Patients can work with North Shore Health physical therapists Treg Axtell, Patrick O’Neil, Lee Bergstrom and Sharon Berglund via Zoom, Skype or Facetime.

How does it work? WTIP’s Rhonda Silence visited with therapist Treg Axtell and Patrick O’Neil to find out.