Practice Considerations for Adapting In-Person Groups to Telerehabilitation


  • Allison M. Gustavson Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
  • Michelle R. Rauzi Physical Therapy Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
  • Molly J. Lahn Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
  • Hillari S.N. Olson Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
  • Melissa Ludescher Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
  • Stephanie Bazal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
  • Elizabeth Roddy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
  • Christine Interrante Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
  • Estee Berg Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
  • Jennifer P. Wisdom Wisdom Consulting, New York, New York, NY 10010, USA
  • Howard A. Fink Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USADepartment of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA



Clinical practice, Group, Implementation, Multi-participant, Telehealth, Telerehabilitation


The Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has shifted research and healthcare system priorities, stimulating literature on implementation and evaluation of telerehabilitation for a variety of patient populations. While there is substantial literature on individual telerehabilitation, evidence about group telerehabilitation remains limited despite its increasing use by rehabilitation providers. Therefore, the purpose of this manuscript is to describe our expert team’s consensus on practice considerations for adapting in-person group rehabilitation to group telerehabilitation to provide rapid guidance during a pandemic and create a foundation for sustainability of group telerehabilitation beyond the pandemic’s end.




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How to Cite

Gustavson, A. M., Rauzi, M. R., Lahn, M. J., Olson, H. S., Ludescher, M., Bazal, S., Roddy, E., Interrante, C., Berg, E., Wisdom, J. P., & Fink, H. A. (2021). Practice Considerations for Adapting In-Person Groups to Telerehabilitation. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 13(1).



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