A number of exciting projects are underway within the Telerehabilitation Research Unit, covering a wide variety of disciplines. 

To enquire, please contact the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation.

Speech Pathology

  • Home-based speech treatment for Parkinson's Disease via telerehabilitation: Clinial and economic outcomes.
  • Use of innovative mobile telehealth technology to enable a new service delivery solution for dysphagia management.
  • Establishing a telehealth service within the Speech Pathology Department of the Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital.
  • Development and evaluation of digital therapy smartphone applications for use in the telerehabilitation of communication disorders.
  • Be Clear Online: An intensive speech treatment for non-progressive dysarthria delivered via telepractice
  • The development, feasibility and effectiveness of an online aphasia group intervention – TeleGAIN
  • The assessment and management of emotional literacy in children with language impairment via telepractice
  • The assessment and management of cognitive-communication impairment in Parkinson’s disease via telepractice
  • Dysphagia (adult / paediatric) assessment (clinical / instrumental) via telepractice
  • Dysphagia management using supported technology
  • Technology assisted screening for determining allied health support needs for patients with Head and Neck cancer
  • Enhancing Post Discharge Care for patient with Head and Neck Cancer via telepractice
  • Using telepractice to identify and support carer needs
  • Clinician perceptions of telepractice services
  • Patient perceptions and readiness for telepractice services
  • Implementation of telepractice services: Determining core versus adaptable technology components for specific services  
  • Determining suitability for telepractice in international contexts
  • Telepractice Training and Policy

Physiotherapy

  • Understanding consumer factors in the uptake of telerehabilitation services
  • Group based Telerehabilitation of patients with heart failure in the home
  • Home based Telerehabilitation for patient post Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Telerehabilitatoin in the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic and Multidisciplinary Services (N/OPSC & MDS)
  • Remote monitoring, telerehabilitation and serious games for the rehabilitation and management of respiratory conditions
  • Telerehabilitation education and training

Occupational Therapy

  • Can occupational therapy home visits be conducted using the internet?
  • The internet can be used to measure upper limb range of motion in people who have had a stroke
  • Using the internet to assess ADL and hand function in people with Parkinson’s disease
  • An investigation into outpatient allied health therapy services for people with a neurological condition in rural and remote Queensland 
  • Conducting home and school visits via the internet for children undergoing rehabilitation: a feasibility and reliability study of telerehabilitation. 

Audiology

There are currently no telerehabilitation audiology projects.

Multidisciplinary projects

  • The internet can be used to measure upper limb range of motion in people who have had a stroke - Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
  • Using the internet to assess ADL and hand function in people with Parkinson’s disease - Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.
  • An investigation into outpatient allied health therapy services for people with a neurological condition in rural and remote Queensland - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.
  • Internet-based physical assessment of people with Parkinson’s disease is accurate and reliable -Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. 
  • Internet-based multidisciplinary assessment of patients following Traumatic Brain Injury - Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology.
  • A telehealth framework for Bush Kids: Needs analysis, proof of concept, and implementation
  • Predictors of home telehealth adoption in the aging population: Consumer perspectives