Telerehabilitation in times of COVID-19



Webinar - November 17, 2020 (09:00PST/12:00EST/18:00CET)

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted rehabilitation protocols. Around the world, telerehabilitation has gained increasing popularity, allowing clinicians to assess and treat patients virtually.
In this Web Forum, experts from Scandinavia and the United States will present on the swift advancement of telerehabilitation during COVID-19, highlighting the feasibility, usability, effectiveness, and security of telerehabilitation for both patients and therapists across all specialties. Furthermore, our panelists will discuss sustainability and the future of telerehabilitation post-pandemic.

The aims of this responsive innovation Web Forum series include:

  • Providing immediate and actionable information
  • Fostering the cross-pollination of interdisciplinary ideas
  • Introducing solutions that have been vetted by healthcare professionals, researchers, patient organizations and healthcare industry
  • Introducing and exchanging ideas on innovative, evidence-based care and technology-enabled care solutions


Hilde Sørli, MA
Sr. Physiotherapist, Project Manager, Telerehabilitation Coordinator
Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
Oslo, Norway

Hege Prag Øra, MD
PhD Fellow
Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
Norway Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

Ingebjørg Irgens, MD-PRM
PhD Fellow
Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital,
Norway Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

Birthe Dinesen, PhD
Professor and Head of Laboratory of Welfare Technologies, Telehealth and Telerehabilitation
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Mary Stilphen, PT, DPT
Senior Director, Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA


Frederic Lievens
Vice Executive Director
International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH)

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This webinar is presented by The Gary and Mary West Foundation, UC Davis Health, Transatlantic Telehealth Research Center (TTRN), CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, and the ISfTeH.