Thanks to the multiple technological options that exist, today it is possible to perform rehabilitation completely remotely, from the evaluation to the subsequent follow-ups. This alternative offers various benefits to both patients and the professionals who provide it.
The remote modality has become very necessary in these days that the COVID 19 has forced quarantine around the world. In this sense, remote rehabilitation should not be left behind, because it is also very useful in other situations, such as people who do not have medical centers nearby, patients unable to move, or other types of crisis scenarios.
In addition, it gives users the possibility of deciding between therapies in a center or at home, even being able to combine both, since telerehabilitation in most cases is not a substitute.
Rather, it is a complement that provides multiple benefits, both for the patient and for professionals.
Many times the centers are saturated, with many patients for a single professional and the same happens with the equipment. Finally, the user receives a regular care, which does not meet their expectations and considers that their recovery and results are going slower than they should. With teletherapy, the patient will be able to count on a professional focused 100% on him and with a higher frequency of therapies.
By not having to spend on transportation or pay extra for training equipment, costs are reduced for the patient. The same is true for the professionals, who are no longer dependent on the use of a physical space for care.
Sometimes patients with long-term therapies begin to feel that they have reached a limit where they can no longer improve their results or that their progress is slow. However, with teletherapy they are given the opportunity to fend for themselves, since they are given the tools and means to take a leading role in their treatment.
Both for the users and for the professionals, since they generally have to travel between 15 and 20 km to reach the facility. This, many times could cause the patient to arrive tired to the sessions, however, with remote therapies we start with 100% of the energy.
When patients and their families take the therapy courses themselves (after training) and with the virtual support of a professional, they learn more about rehabilitation and even about their own body, which could be very significant in their treatment.
By having tasks and responsibilities assigned to them, the person with mobility problems feels 100% part of the process, even increasing their self-esteem. Keep in mind that most patients want to be able to take care of themselves. This modality empowers them.
At TrainFES center, for example, they work every day to make improvements in the rehabilitation process and the need to innovate is always present. That is why since before the spread of the coronavirus, they worked on a program in which patients could be rehabilitated completely independently.
In the new model proposed, the therapy is completely remote. For this, basic information is first obtained from the patient and the program is explained to them in detail. Then a pre-clinical clinical pre-assessment, screening, to find out if the patient meets the requirements and also to know all their needs. With these results, the patient is assigned a personalized programprogram, and then a telerehabilitation package is telerehabilitation package including equipment and devices. Then, an evaluation is evaluation is made via video call to see how the patient to see how the patient responds to electrostimulation.
If the above process meets the expectations of the patient and the professionals, rehabilitation is initiated with a training family and caregivers to assist the user. It should be noted that each therapy has the virtual assistance of TrainFES center professionals.
In today's times, this option comes at an opportune moment, since due to the pandemic, patients must continue rehabilitating themselves, even considering that maintaining their aerobic and cardiac capacities to the maximum would help them to face an eventual infection.
Now that you know the reasons for continuing rehabilitation from home, we hope you will venture into the modality. It delivers solutions to hundreds of patients by providing greater coverage, reducing costs and allowing the user to play a leading role in their therapy. Moreover, rather than replacing face-to-face treatment, it works perfectly well as a complement.
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