Physiotherapy as a profession prides itself on following evidence based practice. Below is a list of some of the great research being done on telerehabilitation. We want you to be as confident about this format of care as we are:

Physiother Res Int. 2010 Sep;15(3):167-75. doi: 10.1002/pri.471.

Telerehabilitation mediated physiotherapy assessment of ankle disorders.

Russell TG, Blumke R, Richardson B, Truter P.

  • A high level of inter and interrater reliability was found for the telerehabilitation assessments

J Telemed Telecare. 2011;17(4):195-8. doi: 10.1258/jtt.2010.100602. Epub 2011 Mar 11.

A randomized controlled trial of home telerehabilitation for post-knee arthroplasty.

Tousignant M, Moffet H, Boissy P, Corriveau H, Cabana F, Marquis F.

  • Clinical outcomes improved significantly for all subjects in both groups
  • Home telerehabilitation is at least as effective as usual care, and has the potential to increase access to therapy in areas with high speed Internet services

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jan 19;93(2):113-20. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.01375.

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

Russell TG, Buttrum P, Wootton R, Jull GA.

  • Better outcomes for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale and the stiffness subscale were found in the telerehabilitation group
  • The telerehabilitation intervention was well received by participants, who reported a high level of satisfaction with this novel technology

Telemed J E Health. 2010 Jun;16(5):585-94. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2009.0163.

The diagnostic accuracy of telerehabilitation for nonarticular lower-limb musculoskeletal disorders.

Russell T, Truter P, Blumke R, Richardson B.

  • Using telerehabilitation for musculoskeletal physical therapy assessment of nonarticular lower limb conditions was found to be valid and reliable

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 May 15;38(11):947-52. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318281a36c.

Agreement between telerehabilitation and face-to-face clinical outcome assessments for low back pain in primary care.

Palacín-Marín F, Esteban-Moreno B, Olea N, Herrera-Viedma E, Arroyo-Morales M.

  • The findings of the pilot study suggest that a telerehabilitation system may be useful to assess individuals with chronic LBP, providing initial support for its implementation in primary care

J Telemed Telecare. 2012 Oct;18(7):413-8. doi: 10.1258/jtt.2012.120501. Epub 2012 Oct 19.

Validity and reliability of the assessment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal elbow disorders usingtelerehabilitation.

Lade H, McKenzie S, Steele L, Russell TG.

  • There was substantial agreement for system diagnosis
  • Performing a telerehabilitation physical examination to determine a musculoskeletal diagnosis of the elbow joint complex is both valid and reliable

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2000;70:113-8.

Telerehabilitation services using web-based telecommunication.

Grimes GJ, Dubois H, Grimes SJ, Greenleaf WJ, Rothenburg S, Cunningham D.

  • This platform allows a rehabilitation provider to thoroughly evaluate the progress of a patient remotely with the same care and measurement precision that would be possible if the provider and the patient were in the same room

J Telemed Telecare. 2008;14(5):249-56. doi: 10.1258/jtt.2008.080104.

Feasibility of a home-based telerehabilitation system compared to usual care: arm/hand function in patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis.

Huijgen BC1, Vollenbroek-Hutten MM, Zampolini M, Opisso E, Bernabeu M, Van Nieuwenhoven J, Ilsbroukx S, Magni R, Giacomozzi C, Marcellari V, Marchese SS, Hermens HJ.

  • There were no significant differences between the two groups on the outcome measures
  • Both therapists and patients were satisfied with the intervention

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Aug;96(8):1544. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.03.025.

Effectiveness, usability, and cost-benefit of a virtual reality-based telerehabilitation program for balance recovery after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.

Worthen-Chaudhari L.

  • Telerehabilitation interventions can promote the reacquisition of locomotor skills associated with balance in the same way as in-clinic interventions

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