Lima, Ohio – CORA Health Services, Inc. (“CORA Physical Therapy”), a top 10 national operator of outpatient physical therapy services, today has announced the launch of two patient-centered initiatives to help individuals confined to their homes stay healthy and active during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Therapy Essentials, CORA’s new online marketplace, gives patients direct access to the supplies and equipment they need to continue therapy at home while being ordered to stay in their homes. CORA’s platform offers affordable therapy products that promise to create a more professional experience at home. The new storefront features items that will enhance exercise performance, increase a therapists’ ability to provide more focused instruction and promote the positive progression of home therapy programs for patients in a clinic, virtual or home health setting.
“Our top priority with the launch of Therapy Essentials is guided by our commitment, in this digital age, to provide our communities with new and forward-thinking ways to deliver necessary rehabilitation products while patients are self-isolated,” said Robb Seahorn, PT, CSCS, Director of Academic Partnerships and member of CORA’s Clinical Services Team. “We have worked tirelessly to find a quality, cost-effective solution that we feel brings immense and immediate value to vulnerable patient populations. These products represent a long-term investment in the healthcare needs of each individual which we feel is critically important at a time when brick-and-mortar store shelves are limited in some of these same supplies.”
Products in CORA’s marketplace are not disposable items, but rather solutions that patients can use long after discharge from active treatment. Items are competitively priced, readily available, and delivered right to patients’ doorstep. Featured products currently available for purchase include: ADL devices, exercise equipment, hand therapy, hot/cold therapy treatments, manual therapy products, pediatric therapy, stretching and patient kits (all-inclusive kits for specific treatment plans).
In conjunction with the launch of Therapy Essentials, CORA has expanded access for patients to connect direct with expert clinicians. MOVEMENT IMPROVEMENT, a separate initiative, is a new series that features live activity sessions created to keep people moving and engaged while isolated. Each activity, led by physical therapists, athletic trainers and physical therapy assistants, seeks to provide instructional tips, stretches and coaching on how to stay fit and flexible to relieve pain, loosen stiff muscles and joints and improve overall range of motion. Workouts are designed to support other forms of exercise that people are already doing on their own or through virtual sessions with gyms, health clubs and other fitness organizations so that audiences can achieve maximum efficiency during those workouts. For those with physical limitations or restricted range of motion, CORA instructors are prepared with adaptations and modifications for all ages and abilities.
“CORA’s clinicians have jumped at the opportunity to participate in the rollout of our new MOVEMENT IMPROVEMENT series,” said Sally Darlin, CORA Senior Vice President of Operations and Home Therapy in Florida. “It gives them a virtual platform to stay active and connect with communities in a meaningful way to do what they do best—coach and demonstrate proper techniques in a way that positively impacts those suffering from acute or chronic pain and helps those individuals dealing with physical limitations from injury, surgery, or simply from aging.”
Improve your movement every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Noon EDT. Sessions will focus on functional movements and activities to relieve pain while encouraging audiences to get up and get active with short breaks from their makeshift workstations.
Dates and topics are subject to change and will continue to be added for the month of May and beyond. For those unable to attend the live activity session, the classes will be posted on CORA Physical Therapy’s Facebook Page and on the website at www.coraphysicaltherapy.com.
LIVE Video and Q&A – Activity Schedule (WATCH On Demand!)
- Friday, March 27 – Yoga + Stretching for Beginners
- Friday, April 3 – Basic Home Balance Program
- Wednesday, April 8 – Lumbar Stabilization Basics Course
- Friday, April 10 – Proper Ergonomics for Home Offices
- Monday, April 13 – Beginner Cardio for Low-Impact Workout
- Wednesday, April 15 – Work Station Exercises for Work-at-Home
- Friday, April 17 – Agility Exercise for Balance and Muscle Tone
- Monday, April 20 – Beginner Toning for Low-Impact Workout
- Wednesday, April 22 – Advanced Core + Lower Extremity Workout
- Friday, April 24 – Topic TBD
- Monday, April 27 – Chair Yoga