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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Santoso

Treating Pain with Telemedicine: Remote Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is an integral part of healthcare that helps patients restore physical strength, mobility and manage pain. In the rapidly growing era of telemedicine, remote physiotherapy has become an effective alternative in treating patients who require physical treatment without having to come to a physical clinic. This allows patients to access quality care from the comfort of their own home.

In remote physiotherapy, a physiotherapist communicates with the patient via video call or text chat. They provide exercise guidance, evaluation, and treatment necessary to facilitate patient recovery. Here are some of the benefits of remote physiotherapy:

  1. Easier Access: Remote physiotherapy provides easier access to physical care, especially for those who live in remote areas or have limited mobility.

  2. Patient Safety and Comfort: Patients can attend physiotherapy sessions from their own home, which makes them feel safer and more comfortable. It also reduces the risk of infection, especially during a pandemic.

  3. Scheduled Monitoring: Physiotherapists can set scheduled monitoring schedules and monitor the patient's progress regularly. This helps patients stay focused on their recovery.

  4. Patient Education: Remote physical therapists also provide education to patients about the exercises and techniques they need to manage their own conditions.

  5. Time and Cost Savings: Remote physiotherapy reduces the need for travel and reduces costs associated with traveling to a brick-and-mortar clinic.


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