Lexington occupational therapist adapts to telehealth

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Occupational therapy was deemed not essential to stay open during the coronavirus outbreak, but the Tony Delk Center is using telehealth to serve it’s patients.

The Tony Delk Center helps people who have torn disks in their backs to disconnected tissue in someone’s knees, normally leading to hands-on therapy.

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Dr. Matt Willis says adapting using modern technology is the best thing they can do for patients who still need rehabilitative care.

“Our patients are Facetiming with our physicians, and they’re trying to make it fun, they’re laughing and having a good time,” Willis said.

He also said with the help of using telehealth he knows the patients will come out stronger than before because of the steps they’re taking now.