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Telehealth for Rehab: Improve Access & Quality of Care Wherever You Are *Pre-Order*

Donald L. Hayes
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Jun 07, 2019
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This digital seminar is currently on pre-order meaning that the video will not be ready until 2-3 weeks after the program has taken place.

Telehealth for rehabilitation is the way therapy is moving, especially for patients who are in rural settings and out of coverage for home health agencies. But many therapists find telehealth to be too challenging, wondering how to examine the patient correctly, provide manual therapy or basic treatment, how to get reimbursed, and build trust with patients. Some see it as a threat to their job security, thinking they’ll soon be replaced.

Instead of seeing tele-rehabilitation as a threat to your job security or as a delivery service with too many challenges, make it an opportunity to gain access to more patients and increase demand for your therapy, all while continuing to provide quality care wherever you and your patients are. Be ahead of the curve before it becomes even more widely used!

Learn all the ins and outs from the course presenter, who has been at the forefront of the cutting edge of telehealth for several years. You’ll learn how to increase your care with patients from afar by incorporating motivational interviewing techniques to better assess the problem and to build trust; teach self-mobilization techniques to your patients; provide exciting treatments to address musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and various other conditions while enhancing the patient’s participation in therapy.

Learn how to bill and what software is available to increase accessibility. Your presenter will walk you through some real-life case examples so you can see how it works, from start to finish.

Be ahead of the telehealth curve. Gain confidence in using this delivery system in the most effective way so you can expand your practice now and still provide the best quality of care.


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Donald Hayes, PT, GTC, GCS, has been on the cutting-edge of telehealth in rehab for the past few years. As a physical therapist at the VA hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, Don worked on an award-winning tele-rehabilitation team to connect homebound veterans in rural settings to outpatient clinics and home health service via telehealth. He is also a member of the APTA’s frontiers in Research, Science, and Technology (FiRST).

His knowledge and passion for telehealth can be seen in the various articles he has authored or co-authored as well as the presentation that was featured at AOTA’s annual conference in 2017. Don earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1996 and his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri in 2005.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Donald Hayes has an employment relationship with the VA hospital in Iowa. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Donald Hayes is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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Additional Resources

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To order the book, Building Motivational Interviewing Skills, please visit our product store.

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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  1. Describe the types of tele-rehabilitation visits performed and how to apply each for individual patients
  2. Discuss 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. Discuss 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


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