Tele-rehabilitation in Physiotherapy

Patient Information

Tele-rehabilitation is the use of information or communication technologies to allow you and your physiotherapist to connect via video or other remote monitoring technology to receive physiotherapy services at a distance when an in-person visit is not possible. Telerehabilitation can include mediums such as videoconferencing, email, apps, web-based communication, wearable technology. 

Here are a few frequently asked questions about tele-rehabilitation in physiotherapy.

FAQs—Tele-rehabilitation in Physiotherapy

  • When might tele-rehabilitation be appropriate?

  • When would tele-rehabilitation not be appropriate?

  • Will I get good quality care?

  • What are the risks of receiving care via tele-rehabilitation?

  • Will my personal information still be private and secure?

  • Do I have to pay for tele-rehabilitation physiotherapy services?

  • If my physiotherapist isn’t in the room, who will help me and what types of care can be provided?

  • What if I have a concern about the care?