An overview of the national evaluation of remote physiotherapy services

How big a role will remote physiotherapy services play in the future of rehabilitation? 

In response to the huge increase in remote physiotherapy delivery during the pandemic, the CSP commissioned a research team at the University of Manchester (UoM) to evaluate its impact for a wide range of patients and settings.

The project aims to capture learning about new models and ways of working alongside the evidence for digital rehabilitation before Covid-19. Its findings will help us to: 

  • Share innovative approaches and new ways of working.
  • Learn which technologies have worked well in different contexts and where remote service delivery is less effective. 
  • Provide recommendations for successful implementation and examples of good rehabilitation service models. 

The findings of the evaluation

Explore the evidence about remote physiotherapy services from the three main stages of the evaluation.

Explore the findings
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Main themes from the evaluation

Examine the the main themes under the categories - person, physiotherapy workforce and organisation.

Understand the main themes
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Preliminary findings from the evaluation

As the data collection for the rapid review of remote physiotherapy services is now complete, we are providing a snapshot of the preliminary findings prior to the full analysis and report being released in 2021.  

Key findings explained
Visualisation of physiotherapy settings that are delivering services remotely

Background to the evaluation

Read more about how the research came about and the team responsible for conducting it.

How the evaluation was conducted
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