Telehealth by physiotherapists in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic


The primary aim of this study is to describe the demographics of a sample of physiotherapists who implemented telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the nature of the services, the demographics of patients who utilize these telehealth physiotherapy services, the types of conditions and their management, patient outcomes and experiences, and consultation features. The information gathered can help in decision making around future funding of telehealth services by physiotherapists once the pandemic has ended.

Status of project: recruitment closed

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Researchers involved in this study include Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Ben Metcalf, and Samuel Croft at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at University of Queensland, Flinders University and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. This study was funded by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation.

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