Is telehealth here to stay? Dr Allison Ezzat on patient and clinician pandemic experiences. EP #509

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One of the silver linings of COVID-19 pandemic is the increased adoption of telehealth in allied health and sports medicine services for people with musculoskeletal conditions. In this podcast we talk to Dr Allison Ezzat about the experiences and attitudes of patients and clinicians in using telehealth. Allison has led the creation of a telehealth toolkit for patients and clinicians and discusses the future of telehealth. Allison is a Canadian physiotherapist, and a current post-doctoral research fellow at La Trobe University, Australia. “It's second best”: A mixed-methods evaluation of the experiences and attitudes of people with musculoskeletal pain towards physiotherapist delivered telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468781221001843?via%3Dihub Canadian Physiotherapists Integrate Virtual Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic https://utpjournals.press/doi/10.3138/ptc-2022-0092 “Much better than I thought it was going to be - telehealth delivered group-based education and exercise was perceived as acceptable among people with knee osteoarthritis” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2665913122000395

Telehealth toolkit for clinicians: https://telehealth.trekeducation.org/

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