Telerehabilitation for TBI Survivors During COVID-19

Telerehabilitation for TBI Survivors During COVID-19

Receiving medical care has been one of the many challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. There are two main reasons for this:

  • At many points during the past year, hospitals were at full capacity while providing urgent medical treatment to those with severe cases of COVID-19.
  • To reduce the spread of the virus, social distancing measures were implemented and some non-urgent doctor’s visits were pushed back.

Telehealth quickly became a form of medical care relied upon by medical providers during the pandemic, including for traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors who are reliant on such care for symptom relief as well as physical and emotional recovery.

Widespread Use of Telehealth Amid the Pandemic

Advances in technology have changed the game for those in need of medical care during the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) defines telehealth as the remote provision of clinical care. Much of this is done through the use of phone calls or video chats while patients are at home, eliminating the need for in-person visits with providers.

The organization states that telehealth services can be used to:

  • Screen patients with symptoms of COVID-19 and refer treatment as needed
  • Provide low-risk urgent care for non-COVID conditions
  • Access primary care providers, including mental health and behavioral specialists, for chronic conditions and medicinal management
  • Participate in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other hybrid-forms of care

Providing Telerehabilitation Services to Home-Based TBI Patient

Brain injuries are inherently complex and often require patients to participate in many forms of treatment which may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychological counseling

Thanks to the use of telehealth and telerehabilitation, brain injury survivors have been able to continue many of their treatments at home remotely and without any delays in their recovery timelines.

At Kornfeld Law, our Seattle brain injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of those who have sustained brain injuries due to the negligence of another. Backed by over 30 years of legal experience, we have the tools and resources you need to recover the right way.

Contact our firm at (425) 657-5255 to speak with our legal team for free today. We are offering remote case reviews and services amid the pandemic.


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