A non-systematic search of PubMed was conducted for English-language systematic reviews, controlled trials and qualitative studies evaluating telerehabilitation (with a focus on videoconferencing and telephone consultations) by physiotherapists.
Evidence was summarised in tables according to study design and health condition (where appropriate). Websites of professional organisations were searched (non-systematically) for guidelines that may assist in implementation of telerehabilitation services.
This report was prepared by Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Belinda Lawford, and Prof Kim Bennell at the University of Melbourne.
Take part in our other research projects
Modified Yoga Exercise (COPE)
This study is comparing the effects of online education to a modified yoga exercise program for managing osteoarthritis symptoms.
Musculoskeletal pain treatment pathways (PACE)
This study is comparing the treatment pathways provided in primary and specialist care to advance understanding of recovery from musculoskeletal conditions
Exercise for Hip Pain (PHOENIX)
This study is comparing the effects of two different 9-month exercise programs on hip osteoarthritis symptoms.
Physiotherapists' Survey: Managing Hip Pain (CHASE)
This study is examining how physiotherapists manage chronic hip pain.
Osteoarthritis Knowledge Survey (OAKS)
This study is examining people's knowledge of hip and knee osteoarthritis.
Athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in girls and women
This study is assessing athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in female netball players.
Ankle sprains in netball
This study is investigating ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability in netball.