Telerehabilitation is an increasingly popular way of providing treatment to patients with physical ailments. However, it is important to personalise treatment for each patient to ensure that the experience is positive and effective. Here are some tips for personalising your telerehabilitation patient care:
- Get to know your patients.
Before beginning any telerehabilitation session, take the time to get to know your patients. Ask them about their medical history, treatment goals, and any other relevant information.
Getting to know your telerehabilitation patients is important because it allows you to personalise treatment and tailor it to their specific needs and abilities. It also allows you to establish a relationship of trust and empathy with them, which is essential to motivate them and achieve better adherence to treatment. In addition, getting to know your patients allows you to identify potential barriers to successful treatment and work together to overcome them.
2. Establish a relationship of trust.
Trust is key in any therapy, and telerehabilitation is no exception. Try to establish a trusting relationship with your patients from the very beginning, so that they feel comfortable.
Establishing a trusting relationship in telerehabilitation is crucial for effective collaboration between patient and therapist. The trusting relationship allows the patient to feel comfortable sharing relevant personal and medical information, which helps the therapist to personalise the treatment and tailor it to the patient’s specific needs. In addition, the trusting relationship helps motivate the patient to continue treatment and increases the likelihood of better adherence to treatment. Overall, a strong trusting relationship is essential to establish a solid foundation for successful telemedicine rehabilitation.
3. Personalise treatment.
Each patient is unique and therefore so should be their treatment. Be sure to customise treatment according to the individual needs of each patient. Personalisation of treatment in telerehabilitation is essential to achieve optimal outcomes and provide patient-centred care. By tailoring treatment to the individual needs of each patient, greater effectiveness and engagement in the rehabilitation process can be achieved.
4. Provides personalised follow-up
During telerehabilitation sessions, providing personalised follow-up to your patients, asking them how they are feeling, listening to their concerns and answering their questions is crucial to improve the effectiveness of treatment and increase patient satisfaction. By listening to the patient’s concerns, answering their questions and tailoring treatment to their individual needs, you can build a trusting and empathetic relationship with them, which can have a positive impact on their recovery.
5. Make the experience interactive.
Telerehabilitation can be a lonely experience for some patients. Make the session more interactive by asking your patients how they feel, asking questions and encouraging them to actively participate in the session. With tools such as ReHub you can communicate with your patients via chat or video call and you can also schedule questionnaires. Having a secure communication channel not only supports the patient in their recovery, but also avoids unwanted calls or messages and ensures compliance with the Data Protection Act.
6. Celebrate achievements.
It is very important to celebrate the achievements of telerehabilitation patients, as this can have a great impact on their motivation and enthusiasm for treatment. Celebrating achievements can be as simple as congratulating the patient for reaching a treatment goal or acknowledging the progress they have made since their last session.
By celebrating achievements, it gives patients a sense of success and motivates them to keep working hard on their treatment. It can also help patients see that they are making progress and improving, which can be especially important in situations where results are not immediately apparent.
In addition, celebrating patients’ achievements can also help build a more positive relationship between healthcare professionals and patients. Patients feel valued and recognised for their work, which can help improve their confidence in the rehabilitation process and increase their commitment to treatment.
ReHub, the telerehabilitation platform created by DyCare, has a patient area where patients can see the progress of their therapy, the exercises they have completed, the exercises they still have to complete and are rewarded for it. In addition, Diana, ReHub’s virtual assistant, motivates the patient to achieve their results. Making the patient a participant in their therapy is more than a motivating element, it is a way of empowering the patient and making them responsible for improving adherence and results.
In conclusion, personalisation of treatment in telerehabilitation is essential to achieve optimal outcomes and provide patient-centred care. By personalising treatment according to the individual needs of each patient, more effective and closer treatment can be achieved, which can significantly improve outcomes.
Overall, personalisation of treatment in telerehabilitation can significantly improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients, while building a strong and empathic relationship between health professionals and patients.