Telehealth, physical therapy and the pandemic: Lessons for all

Bill Siwicki

February 14, 2022

A University of Washington clinical instructor explains the benefits and challenges of therapy and technology.

For vulnerable patient populations – and for those who just prefer the convenience of care at home – telemedicine has been a success. But it still has its limitations.

For example, the precise movements and exercises involved in physical therapy rehab are hard for a patient to accomplish remotely. A provider on a video call may seem about as valuable as a YouTube video.

But there are new technologies and strategies that link patients, safely, to at-home physical therapy care that balances telemedicine with in-person visits. Many experts say this is the future of telemedicine: a hybrid of in-person and virtual care. To read the entire article: https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/telehealth-physical-therapy-and-pandemic-lessons-all