Screening for Telehealth: Is My Patient Appropriate?

Screening for Telehealth: Is My Patient Appropriate? 

There is a rapidly growing need to deliver therapy interventions via telehealth. Telehealth can be successfully used with both pediatric and adult clients with orthopedic and neurological conditions.

 

Choosing the appropriate clients for telehealth requires using clinical reasoning skills to evaluate the impairment, diagnosis, and the nature of the intervention. There are many factors to consider – what is the impairment, what is the purpose of therapy, and what is the value I can bring to the client? Given a client’s presentation, environment, resources, and goals, what interventions are required to achieve the goal?



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REL-RTS-0-APT

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-RTS-0-APT
Hours: 0
Type: Pro-On-The-Go
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2026

Outline:
Section 1: Appropriate Clients for Telehealth

Introduction

Who Is Appropriate?

Technology and Adaptations

Telehealth Tips

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Instructor: Dr. Frederica O'Donnell, OTD, OTR/L, LSSBB

Dr. O'Donnell has been practicing occupational therapy since 1998 with adults and children in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient, home care, skilled nursing facilities, telehealth, and the school system treating clients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. She is currently a hospital administrator at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and has her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Healthcare Improvement.

Disclosure: Dr. Frederica O'Donnell, OTD, OTR/L, LSSBB has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Wendy Phillips, PT, BSPT
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Biology, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University. She has more than 25 years of experience working as a Physical Therapist in multiple care settings, including acute care, inpatient rehab, independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and outpatient orthopedics. Wendy has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in McConnell taping, geriatric care, McKenzie MDT, Maitland Mobilizations for the joints and spine. She is most passionate about using her manual skills to improve mobility and reduce pain in individuals of all ages. As a Lead Physical Therapy writer for Relias, Wendy enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Wendy Phillips, PT, BSPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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