Removing barriers to accessing rehabilitation services

Our Story

The Telerehabilitation Clinic (TRC) was established in 2015 following a generous philanthropic donation by the Bowness Family Foundation.  TRC services are based upon research conducted over the last 15 years by Professor Trevor Russell (Physiotherapy) and Professor Deborah Theodoros (Speech Pathology).  The aim of the TRC is to provide clinical education to the next generation of allied health professionals about this innovative mode of service delivery and to provide the community with greater access to allied health services.  

What is Telerehabilitation?

UQ's Telerehabilitation Clinic (TRC) uses technology to deliver real-time rehabilitation services to clients in their own homes or local community, via the Internet.

Location, transportation or mobility limitations are no longer barriers to participation, as the TRC allows us to extend our reach and impact across the community.

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What you can expect
We provide a holistic approach to your needs and work with you to provide personalised therapy solutions. As a client you will have access to services that are based on the latest research in the area of telerehabilitation. Most of our telerehabilitation services are highly visual and rely on using technologies such as iPads, webcams, and video conferencing software to deliver our services.

The Telerehabilitation Clinic has been developed by some of the world’s leading experts in telerehabilitation whose research guides our evidence-based practice in telehealth delivery and service.

What you need
To utilise our services you will need access to:

  • a good internet connection (wired, Wi-Fi or 3G/4G access)
  • an iPad or PC/laptop with microphone, speakers and a webcamera 
  • referrals are not necessary to access our clinics

Services we offer

Research shows that telehealth is a valid and effective method of service delivery across many disciplines including audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy & speech pathology.

We only use secure platforms to deliver services to protect your privacy.

Frequently asked questions answered here