Occupational Therapy: Telehealth for Physical and Occupational Therapy

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This beginner’s level course will teach practitioners how to set up and complete telehealth sessions for a physical or occupational therapy practice, primarily focusing on how to evaluate, monitor, and treat patients remotely.

Dr. Pieter L. de Smidt, PT, DPT

Learning Objectives:

  • 1. Outline the purpose and benefits of telehealth for physical and occupational therapy.
  • 2. Identify what types of patients are appropriate for telehealth.
  • 3. Outline how to perform a remote telehealth evaluation.
  • 4. Describe the importance of pain science education and how it relates to successful patient outcomes when treating via telehealth.
  • 5. Relate the biopsychosocial (BPS) model and how it impacts both evaluation and patient follow-through for telehealth services.
  • 6. Explain when imaging or a referral to a physician is indicated.
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