Virtual Visits Help Patient with Hip Replacement

Lesley was no stranger to hip pain. The 41-year-old resident of Wayne, Pennsylvania, experienced significant orthopedic issues since birth, eventually learning to live with it. In the winter, the pain became so bad that Lesley sought help from her doctor.

Lesley’s doctor performed a right hip replacement and after her recovery from surgery, she immediately began her physical therapy at Penn Therapy & Fitness Radnor.

Within a few months, Lesley started to notice significant improvement. When she first started physical therapy, her range of motion was almost nonexistent. However, the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and Lesley was asked to start virtual physical therapy as an alternative. Lesley gladly obliged, because she knew how important keeping up with therapy was for her recovery.

“My first thought when they called and offered me this option was, ‘When do I start?’ ” says Lesley. “I was really happy that this was an option to aid my recovery.”

Lesley loved her virtual telehealth sessions as soon as she began. As a mother of three, she enjoyed that she was able to stay at home, stay safe and get the same level of therapy, especially during the pandemic.

“Being a mom with a full-time job during a pandemic and having this option of virtual physical therapy makes it so much easier to balance everything in my life,” says Lesley.

Lesley hopes the telehealth option continues even after the pandemic ends because of its ease. Lesley and her therapist, continue to modify and add to her therapy plan, and she is so thankful for that. Every session, Lesley says, she continues to get stronger and stronger.


Telehealth visits are available at Good Shepherd Penn Partners for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Request your virtual or in-person appointment online or call, 877.969.7342. Once a telehealth appointment is set, Good Shepherd Penn Partners will provide you with videoconferencing login information.