Physical rehabilitation using telemedicine

Russell, Trevor G. (2007) Physical rehabilitation using telemedicine. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 13 5: 217-220. doi:10.1258/135763307781458886

Author Russell, Trevor G.
Title Physical rehabilitation using telemedicine
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
Publication date 2007-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/135763307781458886
Volume 13
Issue 5
Start page 217
End page 220
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Language eng
Subject 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Abstract Telerehabilitation is the provision at a distance of rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, speech pathology or occupational therapy. The primary aim is to provide equitable access to rehabilitation services. Broadly speaking, the technologies used for telemedicine-based physical rehabilitation can be classified as: (1) image-based telerehabilitation; (2) sensor-based telerehabilitation; and (3) virtual environments and virtual reality telerehabilitation. To date, much of the research has been technology focused, and has consisted of single case or small sample research designs. The next step is to demonstrate viable telerehabilitation services in real world environments using well controlled research methodologies with large patient cohorts. In addition, the broader issues of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness require investigation. If this can be done, then the undoubted potential benefits of telerehabilitation, for both the patient and health-care systems, can be realized.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
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Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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