Is online physiotherapy as effective as face to face physio?

Online Physiotherapy is a remote version of face to face physiotherapy assessment and treatment. It is known by a few names such as virtual physio or even telephysio. Put simply this is Physio done via video over the internet. This video looks at a systematic review of how effective this type of physiotherapy can be for musculoskeletal injuries to answer the question, “Is online physiotherapy as effective as face to face physio?”

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  • Cottrell, M. A., Galea, O. A., O‚ÄôLeary, S. P., Hill, A. J., & Russell, T. G. (2017). Real-time telerehabilitation for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is effective and comparable to standard practice: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical rehabilitation, 31(5), 625-638.

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).