Physical therapist offers free online consultations

Published April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Gabriela Baron

A Filipino physical therapist is offering free online consultations to patients in need during the enhanced community quarantine.

Alexander Almonte has been giving free online consultations through Facebook. He was able to accommodate over a dozen consultations from the Philippines and abroad.

“Yung interviews, online na lang via Facebook. Inaalam ko kung ano ang kailangan ng pasyente. Tapos nagreresearch ako online ng resources na pwede kong i-share,” Almonte said in a statement released by Smart Communities.

(Interviews are done online via Facebook. I ask what patients need, then I will send them online resources.)

He added that due to the lockdown, his business has been slow because they can’t treat patients at home.

“Masarap sa feeling na nakakatulong ka, kahit dun sa di mo kakilala (It feels great to help other people), Almonte added.

Aside from consultations, Almonte said that he also provides home exercise program to patients.