What is “Tele-Rehab”?
Tele-rehabilitation, also known as virtual care, is the delivery of physiotherapy services from a distance using electronic communication technologies. These online sessions connect you one-on-one with your physiotherapist from the comfort of your own home, over a live video chat on your phone, computer, or tablet. This service can be used to assess new injuries or for follow up sessions as part of your treatment plan.
What is Tele-Rehab Used For?
There are a few scenarios where the use of tele-rehabilitation may enhance your physiotherapy care, such as accessing physiotherapy services when you cannot easily attend an in-person visit, or in cases where physiotherapy services are not available in your community.
Examples of physiotherapy services that can be provided by tele-rehabilitation include, but are not limited to:
- Patient interview
- Physical assessment
- Education and instruction
- Monitoring progress in a treatment plan
- Exercise prescription