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Open the Boundaries: Creating Innovations for Rehabilitation of the Pediatric Patient through Telehealth

Amy Schlessman, Sarah George, Deborah George



Rehabilitating pediatric patients during pandemic times can be quite challenging. Careful planning by the therapist can assist all parties to have positive outcomes through telehealth. This article provides several recommendations to assist with such preparations. It is based on experiences from a relatively new graduate from a physical therapy (PT) program and an experienced PT faculty from the same PT program. Considerations for a means of communication, caregiver/child support, and alternative rehabilitation tools or equipment is provided. These suggestions may be extended to hard-to-reach communities.


Pediatric physical therapy; Telehealth Rehabilitation; Interdisciplinary health care


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