Telerehabilitation and Covid-19: An Emerging Approach for Health Care System in India

Authors

  • Dr. Priyanka Jadhav Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Deepak Anap Professor & HOD

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46858/VIMSJPT.4101

Abstract

Telerehabilitation is termed as habilitation or rehabilitation services that are provided by a rehabilitation professional remotely, which is useful for assessment, monitoring, prevention, intervention,supervision, education, consultation, and counseling. It comprises the use of videoconferencing via the internet,phone calls, and virtual reality systems, where remoteinteraction with patients can either be real-time or prerecorded. It is cost saving, easy accessibility and gives a quality health services. In modern India, technology is connecting people over different areas. This also helps in health sector to get connected with their health facility by being at home.

Author Biographies

Dr. Priyanka Jadhav, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, D.V.V.P.F.’s, College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar

Dr. Deepak Anap, Professor & HOD

Professor & HOD,  Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, D.V.V.P.F.’s, College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar. 

Keywords:

Telerehabilitation, COVID-19, Health Care, Physiotherapy

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Published

2022-08-13

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Editorial

How to Cite

Jadhav, D. P., & Anap, D. D. (2022). Telerehabilitation and Covid-19: An Emerging Approach for Health Care System in India. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 4(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.46858/VIMSJPT.4101