Is online therapy effective?

A growing body of evidence shows that even for traditionally hands-on services such as physiotherapy, the online delivery of these services can be as effective as face-to-face.

Depending on the issue, patients can get the same results from online services as being with a clinician in person, with a number of added benefits such as reduced risk of infection, convenience, and no travel time or costs.

Scientific evidence shows the effectiveness of online therapy across a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to occupational therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy, and nursing. Therapies that may be more difficult to deliver online include positioning assessments and wheelchair prescriptions, although our knowledge of how to achieve all therapy goals online is improving rapidly.


Research Papers

The Efficacy of Telehealth-Delivered Speech and Language Intervention for Primary School-Age Children: A Systematic Review.

Effects of telehealth by allied health professionals and nurses in rural and remote areas: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Telerehabilitation for older people using off-the-shelf applications: acceptability and feasibility