Physiotherapist and patient experiences with telehealth

What are the experiences of those who consulted via videoconference during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There is evidence that telehealth is an effective physiotherapy service delivery mode for some conditions, with outcomes similar to, or even better than, those achieved with in-person care in musculoskeletal conditions, joint surgery, and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

There is also some evidence that telehealth is perceived to be safe and effective by physiotherapists delivering the service and by patients with various conditions, including: osteoarthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, following knee replacement, heart failure and older patients with disability.



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