Physical Therapy via Telerehabilitation for Chronic Low Back Pain: An Editorial
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa & Physical Therapy Clinic, The Ribstein Center for Sport Medicine Sciences and Research, Wingate Institute, Israel
Dr. Gali Dar, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa & Physical Therapy Clinic, The Ribstein Center for Sport Medicine Sciences and Research, Winga
Keywords: Physical Therapy; Rehabilitation; LBP
During recent decades, global changes have transpired in various areas due to technological progress. These changes have affected the medical sphere where many innovations, advanced treatments and better quality has led to an increased life expectancy. Subsequently, this has led to an increase in chronic diseases.
With the development of the internet and additional communication technologies, the medical discipline began employing these tools as a means of treatment accessibility. Telemedicine, the general term used when integrating the medical domain with the internet, is a remote medical service transferring information through the internet using digital communication tools, such as computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. One of these services, linked to rehabilitation, is called telerehabilitation (TR). TR combines technology and treatment as a means of promoting rehabilitation within the patient’s home and enabling accessibility of home treatment at a time most convenient for them.
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