Remote physiotherapy delivery options

Find out how you can implement and evaluate remote physiotherapy services

Remote physiotherapy delivery options are a component of digital physiotherapy and encompass all methods of providing physiotherapy where the patient is remote from the practitioner.

Delivery methods include, but are not limited to, telephone, video, email, SMS, websites or apps.

Remote physiotherapy delivery options can be used in triage, for assessment and diagnosis, to provide self-management information, for e-rehabilitation packages or for monitoring of long-term conditions, and they may have a different impact depending on the purpose.

Please also read our guidance on undertaking consultations.

Rapid implementation of remote physiotherapy delivery

Practical advice for physiotherapists and support workers on how to implement remote services rapidly and efficiently.

Guidance on remote physiotherapy delivery

National evaluation of remote physiotherapy services

How big a role will remote physiotherapy services play in the future of rehabilitation? Explore the preliminary findings from the CSP's evaluation.

Understanding remote physiotherapy delivery
Visualisation of physiotherapy settings that are delivering services remotely

Evaluating remote physiotherapy options

It is important to evaluate remote physiotherapy delivery options to effectively plan services, minimise health inequalities, identify technology and training needs, and ensure value for money.

What to consider when evaluating remote physio options
Evaluating remote physiotherapy delivery

Telephone guidance for musculoskeletal practice

This guidance is designed to support the initial triage decision for clinicians managing a population with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in first contact or community care roles. 

Guidance on telephone triage
Physio making notes while on phone

Using digital tools to deliver physiotherapy services

Technology can help you to continue delivering your physiotherapy services.  Find out more about the issues and options for different scenarios.

Guidance on using digital tools to support service delivery
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Digital physio case studies

Case studies from CSP members who demonstrate some of those digital solutions they've had to employ to deliver a physiotherapy service

Read the case studies
case studies

Digital physiotherapy

Digital innovations and data have the potential to change the way physiotherapy services are delivered

Digital physiotherapy
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