By Athlete's Care on December 22, 2020
First, let’s define what we mean by virtual physiotherapy, which is often called tele-rehabilitation or even video conferencing.
The good news is, recent research shows it can be just as effective as in-person treatment. Here are some of the real world benefits of virtual physiotherapy.
Benefits of Virtual Physiotherapy
Tele-rehabilitation can deliver the essentials of patient care, including:
Your Toronto physiotherapist is available for face-to-face consultations in real time to answer any of your questions. They are able to demonstrate and guide you through your exercises.
The digital environment also offers additional resources, including videos, online diaries, reports and other research that can be easily accessed and viewed. A European study found that patients who got the best results from virtual physiotherapy viewed videos after their session with the physiotherapist. The combination of demonstration and then the ability to check back with a video reference was effective.
Email is another tool that can provide patients with detailed references, including instructions, charts, and pictures that demonstrate exercises and movement objectives.
A UK study looked at 27,000 physiotherapy patients in a virtual environment. It’s clear that digital therapy options should continue to become more a part of the standard choices for treatment going forward.
If you are interested in talking about virtual physiotherapy, don’t hesitate to contact one of our Toronto physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics today.