5 PT Diagnoses to use in your Telehealth treatments 

Telehealth is already entrenched in the medicine and mental health care worlds, and patients are signing up in droves. Patient approval rates for telehealth are skyrocketing, as our society continues to evolve more and more into an “on demand” culture. But, as hands-on movement specialists, many physical therapists are wondering where telehealth fits into our profession. After all, PT faces …

From the state of Kentucky’s Physical Therapy Practice Act

201 KAR 22:160. Telehealth and telephysical therapy. RELATES TO: KRS 327.200 STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 327.040(11), (12), 327.200(1), (2) NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 327.040(11) authorizes the board to promulgate and enforce reasonable administrative regulations for the effectuation of the purposes of KRS Chapter 327. KRS 327.040(12) requires the board to promulgate by administrative regulation standards of practice. KRS 327.200(1) requires …

Telehealth in Physical Therapy Policy Recommendations for Appropriate Regulation

Telehealth technology and applications are rapidly expanding. Telehealth technology often uses secure videoconferencing or ‘store and forward’ technology to allow interaction between the client and the healthcare provider. In some cases, such as when travel is difficult or there is no provider nearby, the use of the technology is preferable to a traditional (in-person) encounter. The provider, however, is responsible …

Research: Web-based therapeutic exercise resource center as a treatment for knee osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort pilot study

Download the Full Paper Abstract Background: Although beneficial effects of exercise in the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) have been established, only 14 -18% of patients with knee OA receive an exercise from their primary care provider. Patients with knee OA cite lack of physician exercise advice as a major reason why they do not exercise to improve their condition. …

Research: The Patient’s Perspective of in-Home Telerehabilitation Physiotherapy Services Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

Download the Full Paper Abstract: This study aimed at exploring patients’ perceptions regarding telerehabilitation services received post total knee replacement. In this qualitative embedded single case study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with five patients who had previously received in-home telerehabilitation post total knee arthroplasty. Participants were asked to reflect on their 8-week rehabilitation process and on their experience with the …

Research: In-Home Telerehabilitation for Post-Knee Arthroplasty – A Pilot Study

Download the Full Paper Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of in-home telerehabilitation as an alternative to conventional rehabilitation services following knee arthroplasty. Five community-living elders who had knee arthroplasty were recruited prior to discharge from an acute care hospital. A pre/post-test design without a control group was used for this pilot study. Telerehabilitation sessions …

Research: Internet-Based Outpatient Telerehabilitation for Patients Following Total Knee Arthroplasty A Randomized Controlled Trial

Download the Full Paper Background: Total knee arthroplasty is an effective means for relieving the symptoms associated with degenerative arthritis of the knee. Rehabilitation is a necessary adjunct to surgery and is important in regaining optimum function. Access to high-quality rehabilitation services is not always possible, especially for those who live in rural or remote areas. The aim of this …