Need to Establish Telerehabilitation Guidelines in India
Abstract: Telerehabilitation is a viable option to provide continuum of rehabilitation intervention in situations like the ongoing pandemic. Presently, there was no legislation or guidelines to maintain minimum standards of telerehabilitation through video, phone, internet based platforms (web/chat/apps etc.) in India. In the phase of COVID pandemic, this paper looks on overview of guidelines given by various countries and to evaluate effectiveness of treatment delivered via telerehabilitation and assists in formulating appropriate guideline for telerehabilitation in India. The suggested guidelines can help develop and replicate similar models of telerehabilitation to reach people in need or in difficult situations like COVID 19 pandemic.
Keywords: Guidelines, Remote, Telerehabilitation, Telehealth, Tele practice