Digital physiotherapy is one of the rapidly evolving trends in the healthcare domain as it brings in a host of benefits for both the patients and the medical practitioners.
With medical science evolving with the applications of new-age technologies, the mass application of digital physiotherapy has been steadily gaining momentum in the healthcare domain. The primary reason why digital physiotherapy can revolutionize healthcare is its attributes of personalization and individualization to reinforce healthy behaviour in patients; thereby leading to better patient engagement.
With the intervention of technology and digitalization in physiotherapy, medical professionals are optimistic that the patient outcome will improve significantly and it will also result in the growth of overall wealth in the sector. There have been several studies and researches indicating that virtual physiotherapy along with exercises will enable the patient to self-heal himself with techniques such as joint mobilization, trigger point release, etc – hence being an advanced alternative to the traditional face to face physiotherapy approach.
However, the concept being new and unconventional, it might be challenging to gain the trust of newly registered patients through a virtual medium. Yet, it has been evident that digital physiotherapy has been effectively helpful for both the doctors and practitioners and the patients; primarily because it saves time. Further, it helps in managing and tackling a problem through virtual discourse and a few simple tests to evaluate the severity of the condition.
Digital physiotherapy provides a wide range of potential benefits like the convenience of not having to leave the house or book time off work, and the ability of digital tools such as videos, diaries and reports to engage patients in their recovery. It is also convenient for the patients, who get to pick their own time for treatment and have access to Artificial Intelligence (AI) based exercise sessions through which they get proper guidance in terms of form and technique.
Further, with the treating sessions being digital, practitioners can attend to more patients as they can opt to use automated record tracking and mapping to standardize treatment in a time bound manner. It also saves space as hospitals and clinics no longer need to host a large number of patients physically and doctors can take the call on calling the patients who need actual manual intervention.