Physiotherapists share experience of digital practice during COVID-19

The latest World Physiotherapy COVID-19 briefing paper highlights the consequences of COVID-19 on physiotherapy digital practice services, as reported by World Physiotherapy member organisations and individual physiotherapists. The paper includes reflections on changes in practice and potential implications for the future. 

Thirty-four member organisations from all of World Physiotherapy’s five regions, three subgroups and 148 individual physiotherapists, from 48 countries/territories, participated in a survey on the experiences of digital practice arising from the consequences of COVID-19 in 2020. Their responses provide insights into how practice has evolved to respond to the immediate challenges, and explore the implications for the future of practice.

The briefing paper includes case studies from physiotherapists in Australia, Jamaica, Nepal, New Zealand, Uganda, UK, US, and Uruguay. The studies show the innovation and variability in changes to service delivery and act as examples for others.

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