Understanding telehealth in rehabilitation

21 Jun 2018

Understanding telehealth in rehabilitation – a great resource for health professionals working in the rehabilitation sector

RECOVER Director Professor Deborah Theodoros and Professor Trevor Russell from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland have recently contributed a book chapter to the book Understanding Telehealth. Their chapter ‘Rehabilitation’ outlines everything you need to know about telehealth in contemporary rehabilitation.  Topics include the nature of telerehabilitation, the types of technologies available, what research has been conducted in this area, along with the very practical implications of implementing a telerehabilitation service.

A review of the book by Charles R. Doarn, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Telemedicine and e-Health, says that Understanding Telehealth edited by Karen S. Rheuban and Elizabeth A. Krupinski “is a wonderful addition to the literature for the rapidly growing field of telemedicine and telehealth. Over the past 100 years or so, telecommunications and information systems have become highly utilized tools in the delivery of healthcare. This has and will continue to fundamentally change how we teach our learners and how we practice medicine in the 21st century.The text that telemedicine and telehealth pioneers Rheuban and Krupinski have edited brings forth a rich collection of well-written and informative chapters.”


Russell, T.G. & Theodoros, D.G. (2018). Rehabilitation. In Rheuban, K., & Krupinski, E.A. (Eds.), Understanding Telehealth. McGraw-Hill Education. pp. 155-170.