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Telehealth for Rehab: Improve Access & Quality of Care Wherever You Are

Program Information


  1. Analyze the types of tele-rehabilitation visits performed and how to apply each for individual patients
  2. Appraise appropriate patient selection for tele-rehabilitation.
  3. Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques to enhance rapport and evaluation of the patient.
  4. Develop a musculoskeletal examination and treatment toolbox for tele-rehabilitation.
  5. Perform a simulated tele-rehabilitation visit for balance.
  6. Determine how to perform ADL training, wheelchair assessment, and cognitive training.


Telehealth For Rehabilitation

How to Provide Service Wherever Your Patients Are

  • What does the literature tell us about telehealth care vs traditional therapy?
    • How it’s just as effective for your patients
  • Various types of tele-rehabilitation
    • Synchronous format - live interaction via video
    • Asynchronous format – transfer of information electronically
    • Rehab technician present – mix of the two

How to Get Started – From Start to Finish

  • Set-up tele-rehab visit
    • Emergency plan
    • Ensure privacy and consent
    • Deliver HIPA-complaint care
  • Software built for telehealth
  • What do current state regulations say?
  • How do you select patients?
  • Increase your network and referral base
  • Billing and reimbursement strategies
  • How to overcome the barriers that exist
  • Advantages to tele-rehabilitation over traditional therapy

Get the Most Out of Interviewing Your Patients

Improve Your Assessment Skills

  • How to ask better questions to get better answers
  • Build rapport with your patients without being face-to-face

Assess and Treat Various Conditions With Telehealth

Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Conduct telehealth exam and treatment planning for:
    • Neck
    • Shoulders
    • Back
    • Hips
    • Knees
    • Ankle/feet
  • Manual interventions
  • LAB: patient interview and examination

Neurological Conditions

  • Conduct telehealth exam and treatment planning for:
    • CVA
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • SCI
    • MS
    • Vestibular
    • Falls/balance
    • Gait
  • LAB: gait and balance

Cardiopulmonary Conditions

  • Conduct telehealth exam and treatment planning for
  • Getting vitals

Other Important Elements and Deficits to Consider

  • ADL training and home safety evaluation
  • Chronic pain
  • Wheelchair positioning
  • Treating cognition

Case Studies

Telehealth for Rehabilitation in Action

Future of Tele-Rehabilitation

Where Are We Headed, and How You Can Take Advantage Now?

  • Continual ways tele-rehab evolves
  • How to be successful using tele-rehabilitation

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Rehab Techs

Copyright : 06/07/2019

Telehealth: Start Now to Incorporate Virtual Therapy into Your Existing Practice

Program Information


  1. Determine current legislation regarding telehealth
  2. Integrate ethical considerations when using the telehealth service delivery model
  3. Develop next steps to take to get started as a telehealth therapist


Current Telehealth Legislation: What You Need to Know

  • Definitions
  • Research
  • Legislation
    • Telehealth compact
    • Position papers
    • Insurance reimbursement

Ethical Considerations for Telehealth

  • Conduction evaluations
  • Licensure
  • International service delivery

Getting Started as a Telehealth Therapist

  • First steps
  • Tools available
  • Platforms
  • Organization
  • Fee structures

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Athletic Trainer

Copyright : 07/30/2020

Telehealth & Technology: How to Leverage Your Skill Set in the Virtual World

Program Information


  1. Differentiate between direct services and the coaching model via telehealth
  2. Create activities for use in the telehealth model 
  3. Devise the technical aspect of service delivery and how to leverage for better outcomes


Direct Service vs Telehealth

  • Definitions
  • Types of telehealth delivery
  • Coaching model via telehealth

Create Activities for Telehealth

  • Appropriate clients
  • Case studies
  • Activities specific to OT, PT and SLPs
  • Conducting evaluations

Leverage Better Outcomes: Conceptualize the Technical Aspect

  • Tools available
  • Platforms
  • Leveraging the internet
  • Limitations of certain platforms/providers
  • Fee structures

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Athletic Trainer

Copyright : 07/31/2020

Telehealth: The New Normal in the Age of Coronavirus

Program Information


  1. Test the tools and resources being made available for telehealth in the wake of coronavirus closures.
  2. Modify treatment and teaching techniques for effective use via the tele service delivery model.
  3. Evaluate payment, insurance and parity changes and resources.


  • What Does Telehealth Even Mean?
    • A brief overview of definitions and terminology
    • Licensure compact information
  • Benefits and Challenges of Telehealth
    • What makes telehealth a viable and effective service delivery option?
    • Hurdles to navigate
      • Confidentiality concerns
      • Equitability in service offerings
      • Managing Groups
  • The Big Question – Will Insurance Pay?
    • Recent changes to Medicaid and private insurance
    • Insurance Parity
    • Resources to consult
  • Making the Switch
    • What do you need to get started right now?
    • Determining the best platform for your needs
    • Conducting virtual evaluations
  • Adapting to the Telehealth Model
    • Locating trusted resources
    • Adapting favorite activities
    • Working with challenging population groups

These questions and more will be answered with plenty of time for discussion and problem solving throughout. Case study examples will be used to highlight telehealth’s effectiveness and promote ideas for immediate implementation.

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Nurses
  • Speech & Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other helping professionals who work with children

Copyright : 04/02/2020

Telehealth Techniques for Evaluation, Assessment and Intervention

Program Information


  1. Develop an understanding of principles to deliver Telehealth 
  2. Assess the distance methods used for physical dysfunction identification 
  3. Assess the distance methods used for physical dysfunction interventions


Best Practices for Delivering Telehealth

  • Top 5 tips for interacting through a video platform
  • Avoid these beginner mistakes

Accurately Identifying Dysfunction

  • Questions that help identify problems faster
  • Video analysis
  • Assessment techniques

Optimize Your Patient’s Experience

  • Tried and true methods for delivering therapeutic instruction
  • Custom exercise video clips
  • How to make the best of your time in a telehealth appointment

Target Audience

  • Speech Language Pathlogists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers

Copyright : 06/03/2020

What You CAN Do: Best Practices for Rehab Telehealth

Program Information


  1. Investigate how to enhance communicate efforts to improve patient-client outcomes
  2. Develop a checklist to enhance the experience of the patient and provider during telehealth visits
  3. Evaluate movement assessment strategies for the back, shoulder and foot to develop reliable measurements that guide treatment considerations

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Chriopractors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Personal Trainer

Copyright : 04/07/2020