In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the push towards a more virtual world, a huge number of individuals seeking rehabilitation and occupational services have received care through web-based communication platforms. These domains, including teleconsultation, telerehabilitation, and teleexercise, and especially popular amongst younger cohorts. Despite widespread use of these technologies, the literature remains relatively sparse with regards to clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction with virtual rehabilitative platforms.
Thus, in this special issue entitled Advancements in Telehealth: Empowering Occupational Health through Teleconsultation, Telerehabilitation, and Teleexercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders Across Occupations, we invite experts from different countries with various expertise to submit their valuable papers to advance our understanding of this important new avenue to reach patients and clients. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Efficacy and effectiveness studies
- Outcomes for specific classes of injury or illness
- Models to enhance outcomes
- Presentation of current situation and a vision to the future
- Benefits and deficits of telerehabilitation, teleconsultation and teleexercise
Late 2024/Early 2025: Publication of the special issue
About the Journal
WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation (impact factor: 2.3) is an interdisciplinary, international journal founded by Karen Jacobs, which publishes high quality peerreviewed manuscripts covering the entire scope of the occupation of work. Work is broadly defined as occupation and includes employment, education, and volunteerism.