Spasticity Outpatient Evaluation via Telemedicine: A Practical Framework

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Natasha L. Romanoski, Allison N. Capizzi, Rajiv N. Reebye, Supun Kotteduwa Jayawarden, Nicholas C. Ketchum, Michael O'Dell

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has resulted in significant changes to delivery of care in the field of physiatry. Most prominently, in-person visits have fast tracked to virtual visits. As we are forced to quickly adopt this new technology for our doctor-patient interactions, many questions remain with regard to structuring telemedicine visits for optimal outcomes. Little has been written on virtual evaluations of patients with spasticity. The intent of this article was to provide a framework for conducting a virtual spasticity assessment via telemedicine. We will provide tips on how to conduct a person-centered virtual examination assessment and how to document goals related to the virtual assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1086-1091
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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