Orthopedic Physician Dr. Badia was featured on Insider.com about the benefits of telemedicine in Orthopedics
Videos or photos demonstrating stretches and exercises can be a good supplementation to in-person exams, but telemedicine can not completely replace physical and occupational therapy, says Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, an orthopedic surgeon in Florida. Badia uses a mobile app with many of his patients where he can answer questions and share videos of himself describing and demonstrating exercises. Live video conferencing can also be a good way to receive physical or occupational therapy, as your provider can supervise your movements and make sure they are done properly. “There’s no question that hands-on rehab is more critical,” Badia says. “But we are going to continue to see more [telemedicine] to some degree.”
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Article published by Erin Heger, May 6, 2020
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