Introduction to Telehealth and Paediatrics

Online Course: Introduction to Telehealth and Paediatrics

Exploring the application of digital health care when providing physiotherapy to children

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Presented by:

Sierra Christensen

Telehealth Specialist, Owner/Pediatric Physical Therapist at develoPT Pediatrics

1-1.5 hours
Duration
72
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Introduction

In paediatric telehealth, the physiotherapist/physical therapist can reach a wide range of paediatric populations specifically those with barriers to access such as physical location, limited resources, or during social distancing. Telehealth in the pediatric population helps parents to continue therapy even if they have busy schedules, multiple children, or if their child is immunocompromised. It also allows the child to have therapy in the environment of their own home and provides an opportunity for parents to become actively involved with the therapy provision.

Aims

This course will give you an overview on where to start, what to consider, and will share practical advice in conducting a paediatric telehealth session.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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