Communicating With Your Physical Therapist

Because  a  stroke or heart attack  may temporarily cause a patient to become bedridden or their movements might be monitored and extremely limited the use of video conferencing technology, telerehabilitation, is designed to revolutionize  treatment methods that are used to care for those with limited mobility.
American Telemed explains that telerehabilitation uses complex software in conjunction with video conferencing technology to allow doctors and physical/occupational therapists to interact with their immobile patients on a more regular basis. Travel may not be needed  as all treatment is done remotely. It can also  allow 24-hour access to a medical professional. In addition, the practicing physician can accurately measure a patient’s progress and discover problematic issues in real-time.
The National Institute of Health, conducted  a recent study recently where sixty-five participants received a six-week program of outpatient physical therapy  either according to the traditional in-house approach or by means of a teleconference-based rehabilitation program. The goal was to measure specific progress indicators such as the timed “up-and-go” test,   quadriceps muscle strength and pain intensity.
The results  revealed that the telerehabilitation group was able to achieve outcomes comparable to, or slightly better than those of the conventional rehabilitation group.  The alternative treatment was also extremely well received by the included participants, who reported a high level of satisfaction.
The recently developed TUTOR system by MEDITOUCH is one of the most efficient physical therapy products or rehabilitation devices using telerehabilitation as a means of treating patients with a variety of disabilities.
Established in 2004, MediTouch Ltd. manufactures physical therapy products that are used as innovative tele rehabilitation systems including the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR that consist of wearable motion capture devices that work together with an interactive games platform and software for virtual physical therapy sessions from home. MediTouch rehabilitation systems allow patients to practice intensive functional rehabilitation systems allow patients to practice intensive functional task training to improve patient‘s lower and upper extremity movement ability.
Currently in use in leading U.S. and European hospitals and rehabilitation clinics the TUTOR devices are fully certified by the FDA and CE. See WWW.MEDITOUCH.CO.IL for more information.

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