With HSS@Home, you can access high-quality physical therapy care virtually. This service provides live-streamed physical therapy video sessions from licensed HSS physical therapists, who specialize in orthopedic recovery care.
It is offered only to HSS patients who have had specific types of surgery. See the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on who can participate.
Key Program Benefits
Access to high-quality care only offered to HSS patients in the comfort of your own home
Your care is provided by licensed expert HSS physical therapists who specialize in orthopedic recovery care
Physical therapists have direct access to your medical team (surgeon, nurse practitioners, and supporting clinicians) for enhanced follow-up care
Your HSS physical therapist monitors your recovery in real time, to help you reach your goals. They also have direct access to your medical team and can support you throughout your recovery.
They can demonstrate your physical therapy exercises and answer your questions or concerns.
Your HSS surgeon, social worker, case manager or physical therapist will discuss HSS@Home with you before your surgery. If this program is right for you, an HSS@Home physical therapist will call you to discuss the details and enroll you. A member of the HSS team will perform a trial visit before you are sent home after your surgery to make sure you are ready for your first appointment.
To learn what previous patients have said about the program, check out our Patient Testimonials.
You can complete your HSS@Home appointments via smart phone, computer or tablet. To learn what you need, see HSS Virtual Visit Technology Support.
Appointments are conducted through your MyHSS app. Your first HSS@Home appointment will occur the day after you are sent home from HSS. The appointments will be scheduled with you either before you are sent home or the first day you are home from the hospital.
Appointments with HSS physical therapists are typically scheduled for one to three times per week for one to three weeks, until you are ready for the next phase of your care.
Learn more about the experts who provide your care by in our HSS@Home Team section.
Unlike other postoperative home care options, you will be directly overseen by expert HSS physical therapists who specialize in orthopedic care.
Here’s what some of our HSS@Home patients have been saying about the program:
“[There was] free-flowing communications between my PT staff and the medical team and me.”
“The technology was easy [to use].”
“I received good instruction and video on these exercises pre-operatively.”
“There is no way to improve. My therapist was proactive, knowledgeable, kind and professional.”
“I thought the whole telehealth process was great - I don’t know how it could be any better!”