Growing technological advancements in collaboration with communications, technology and information are expected to increase the market size for telerehabilitation services over the next few years. Rehabilitation services are provided through telecommunications networks and the Internet in the telerehabilitation services market. These services are intended specifically for patients who reside outside the physical rehabilitation center. With telerehabilitation services, patients do not need to regularly visit hospitals and rehabilitation centers, and this is driving the growth of telerehabilitation services market. Patients should see a doctor for a follow-up process after surgeries, but the online facilities in the telerehabilitation services market decrease this hassle.
The geriatric population is also facing more and more chronic health problems. The telerehabilitation services market expects considerable growth in the near future with the advanced developments in healthcare services. This factor helps the healthcare sector to adopt telerehabilitation services for healthcare professionals and patients. The telerehabilitation services market is also introducing virtual technology to enable users to experience real-time interaction in computer-generated environments. The telerehabilitation services market is fueled by various podcasts, digital tools and mobile applications. Non-profit and non-governmental organizations are taking initiatives to propel the growth of the telerehabilitation services market.
Limited digital awareness driving growth in telerehabilitation services market
One of the major factors hampering the telerehabilitation services market is limited knowledge of the system and insufficient qualified professionals. Rural areas of developing economies such as Asia-Pacific and Africa have little awareness of these advanced technologies. It is planned to reduce the adoption rate of telerehabilitation and virtual rehabilitation systems in these regions. Also, it creates an obstacle to the growth of the telerehabilitation services market.
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Many countries around the world do not consider telehealth services as part of health treatment. Thus, claiming reimbursement for these services becomes tedious in the market for telerehabilitation services. Thus, it also creates obstacles for the future growth of the telerehabilitation services market. High processing costs and poor quality of communication between developing and underdeveloped geographic regions is hampering the growth of the telerehabilitation services market. But, improved adaptive technology is expected to boost the market for telerehabilitation services in these regions.