Does Telerehabilitation Work?

Yes!

More than 50 peer-reviewed studies demonstrate that telerehabiliation can offer the same or better benefits seen from onsite treatment. Telehealth has been approved as an effective form of service delivery by almost all clinical licensing boards and associated professional organizations including:

American Medical Association

American Nursing Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Speech and Hearing Association

Hospitals are also embracing telehealth as an adjunct means of treatment and monitoring at-risk patients, as well as collaborating with specialists outside of that area.

 

Some of the Research Studies

Home base rehabilitation and telerehabilitation: A promising strategy to improve service offering in patient with chronic lung disease

Real-time telerehabilitation for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is effective and comparable to standard practice: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Effects of physical therapy delivery via home video telerehabilitation on functional and health-related quality of life outcomes.

Successful remote delivery of a treatment for phonological alexia via telerehab.

Internet-based outpatient telerehabilitation for patients following total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial.

Telerehabilitation Allows Accurate Assessment of Patients with Low Back Pain

Telepractice: A Wide-Angle View for Persons with Hearing Loss

In-Home Telerehabilitation for Older Persons with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Pilot Study

Home Based Telerehabilitation Shows Improved Upper Limb Functions in Adults with Stroke: A Pilot Study

Patients Satisfaction with an in-home Telerehabilitation Exercise Program and Physiotherapists’ Satisfaction toward Technology for an Acute Stroke Population

Cardiac Telerehabilitation: Current Situation and Future Challenges

In-Home Telerehabilitation for Post-Knee Arthroplasty: A Pilot Study

Cost Analysis of In-Home Telerehabilitation for Post-Knee Arthroplasty

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