Telerehabilitation In The Treatment Of Frozen Shoulder: A Case Report


  • Ji Hui Neo Ng Teng Fong General Hospital National University Health System Singapore
  • Siao Ting Teo Ng Teng Fong General Hospital National University Health System Singapore
  • Chiew Lan Lee Ng Teng Fong General Hospital National University Health System Singapore
  • Cong Cong Cai Ng Teng Fong General Hospital National University Health System Singapore



Tele-rehabilitation, frozen shoulder, case report


Background and objectives: Frozen shoulder is a common musculoskeletal condition. Telerehabilitation has seen emerging use in a variety of conditions. This case report aims to investigate the feasibility of adopting telerehabilitation in treating frozen shoulder. Case presentation: A 43-year old female presented with frozen shoulder of insidious onset. She underwent four sessions of physiotherapy. Sessions two and three were telerehabilitation sessions; the initial and final sessions were conducted in-person. Results: The subject was compliant with all exercises prescribed during her rehabilitation and achieved all rehabilitation goals in four sessions. She was then discharged from physiotherapy. Conclusion: Telerehabilitation is feasible in treating frozen shoulder. One barrier to implementation of telerehabilitation includes the lack of technical skills and knowledge despite the high prevalence of technology in today’s society. Telerehabilitation increases accessibility and ease of rehabilitation. Telerehabilitation can be considered for segments of the population that are most inclined to use technology.


Author Biography

Ji Hui Neo, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital National University Health System Singapore

University of Sydney | BAppSc (Physio) (Hons I) 

Senior Physiotherapist

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

Rehabilitation Department

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital 



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How to Cite

Neo, J. H., Teo, S. T., Lee, C. L., & Cai, C. C. (2019). Telerehabilitation In The Treatment Of Frozen Shoulder: A Case Report. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 11(2), 3–8.



Case Report