Book Review - Establishing the Efficacy of Telemedicine as a Clinical Tool for Physiotherapists: From Systems Design to Randomised Controlled Trial

  • Daniel G. Rendeiro Occupational and Physical Therapy Service Warrior Transition Unit Fort Hood, TX

Abstract

Trevor G. Russell’s 2010 book, Establishing the Efficacy of Telemedicine as a Clinical Tool for Physiotherapists: From Systems Design to Randomised Controlled Trial, is based on his University of Queensland doctoral thesis that systematically demonstrates the feasibility of telemedicine for physical therapists. The book sets forth a highly effective answer to skeptics on this point, especially in the context of the traditional “hands-on” subset of physical therapy (PT) represented by supervised postoperative physical rehabilitation. Russell has included much specific detail, such that clinicians, information managers, and logisticians planning the rollout of a telehealth system could streamline that process by referring to this important guide.

  

References

Russell, T. (2004). Establishing the efficacy of telemedicine as a clinical tool for physiotherapists: From systems design to randomised controlled trial (PhD thesis). University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Russell, T. (2010). Establishing the efficacy of telemedicine as a clinical tool for physiotherapists: From systems design to randomised controlled trial. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Published
2014-09-03
How to Cite
Rendeiro, D. G. (2014). Book Review - Establishing the Efficacy of Telemedicine as a Clinical Tool for Physiotherapists: From Systems Design to Randomised Controlled Trial. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 6(1), 51–52. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijt.2014.6149
Section
Book Review