Telerehabilitation in Physical Therapist Practice

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

March 20, 2024

Last Updated Month/Year

April 4, 2024

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

A clinical practice guideline on telerehabilitation was developed by an American Physical Therapy Association volunteer guideline development group consisting of international physical therapists and physiotherapists, a physician, and a consumer. The guideline was based on systematic reviews of current scientific literature, clinical information, and accepted approaches to telerehabilitation in physical therapist practice. Seven recommendations address the impact of, preparation for, and implementation of telerehabilitation in physical therapist practice. Research recommendations identify current gaps in knowledge. Overall, with shared decision-making between clinicians and patients to inform patients of service delivery options, direct and indirect costs, barriers, and facilitators of telerehabilitation, the evidence supports the use of telerehabilitation by physical therapists for both examination and intervention.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Home health, Outpatient, Telehealth

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D026741 - Physical Therapy Modalities


telerehabilitation, telehealth

Source Citation

Lee AC, Latz RL, Russell T, et al. Telerehabilitation in Physical Therapist Practice: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American Physical Therapy Association. Physical Therapy. March 21, 2024. doi:10.1093/ptj/pzae045