The global telerehabilitation market size was valued at USD 3.5 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.3% from 2023 to 2030. Telerehabilitation, commonly referred to as e-rehabilitation is the provision of rehabilitation services via a telecommunication network and the internet. Medical professionals can remotely communicate with patients using telerehabilitation services and diagnose the patients & administer therapy. Physical therapy, speech-language, occupational therapy, audiology, audiology, and psychology are among the medical specialties that use telerehabilitation. Exercises for the motor system, speech therapy, robotic treatment, virtual reality, goal setting, and group exercise are among the various therapy modalities.
Increased instances of various disorders such as traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accidents, and developmental delays in the pediatric population are some of the factors expected to increase the demand for telerehabilitation services globally. These conditions hamper the physical movement of the patient thereby, increasing the demand for these services. Also, telerehabilitation helps to curb healthcare costs considerably as the patient visit to hospitals to meet the physicians for rehabilitation services are reduced which is further anticipated to drive the market growth.
Further, the rising adoption of digital technologies in the healthcare industry, as well as the increasing penetration of the smartphones and internet globally, is expected to drive the telerehabilitation market. In addition, various initiatives are undertaken by both public and private institutions. For instance, the American Telemedicine Association's Telemedicine Special Interest Group Special is a key resource for rehabilitation professionals who want to incorporate information and communication technologies into clinical best practices, advocacy, and the delivery of rehabilitation services. These initiatives are credited with increasing awareness of telerehabilitation services, which is expected to drive market growth.
Telerehabilitation services witnessed a significant boost during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the restrictions that were imposed on the movement of people, cancellation of non-essential procedures, and conversion of wards into COVID wards in order to treat the increasing number of patients. As per a study published by NCBI in 2021, 37% of clinicians administered care via telerehabilitation.
Based on components, the software segment dominated the market with a share of 60.8% in 2022. The adoption of various software has significantly increased owing to the assistance provided to healthcare systems. Also, the software helps to achieve greater engagement and improves the outcomes. The segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate owing to the rising demand for reducing the rapidly rising medical costs, the growing need for accurate & timely information procurement, and rising patient care costs.
Furthermore, software applications are being developed by the market players to help physicians diagnose and treat patients more efficiently. For instance, in 2021, HI launched Open Tele Rehab software in Vietnam, with the goal of providing rehabilitation services to isolated populations. Similarly, Rehametrics digital rehabilitation software is designed to improve the outcomes obtained from rehabilitation and to facilitate the daily work of rehabilitation professionals. Such initiative is expected to impel the segment growth over the forecast period.
The clinical therapy segment held the largest market in 2022 with a share of 60.5%. Physical, speech, occupational, behavioral, neurological, and cognitive rehabilitation therapies, as well as drug/alcohol addiction treatment, are among the clinical therapies provided by telerehabilitation. The increasing number of people participating in fitness programs, as well as the rising number of outdoor or sports endeavors, is driving demand for physical therapy. Also, the rising number of people suffering from osteoarthritis is driving the demand for telerehabilitation. Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. As per an estimation, around 4 million people in the United States have symptomatic knee OA and telerehabilitation has shown results in a greater improvement in quality of life compared with clinic-based treatment. Additionally, the demand for drug and alcohol addiction treatment is anticipated to raise over the forecast period, thereby impelling segment growth. According to the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime's World Drug Report 2021, correspondingly 66.0%, 17.0%, 42.0.%, 60.0%, and 80.0% of individuals in North America, Latin America, Europe, South Africa, and Asia use drugs.
The clinical assessment segment is witnessing considerable growth. The primary purpose of clinical assessment in telerehabilitation is to help the rehabilitation counselor and consumers obtain important and relevant information. It provides evidence to support the development of a rehabilitation plan, tailored to the client's needs, circumstances, and goals and enables accurate assessment.
Physical therapy dominated the market in 2022 with a market share of 42.2%. The rising prevalence of illnesses, accidents, and disabilities is driving the segment growth. The rising acceptance of telerehabilitation among physiotherapists is further impelling growth. Furthermore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, World Physiotherapy heavily promoted the use of telerehabilitation. Also, with the help of telerehabilitation, physical therapists can discuss with patients online and prescribe them physical activities. In addition, in some communities, such as individuals with cardiorespiratory disorders or orthopedic challenges, tele physiotherapy treatments can modulate physiological signals such as pulse rate, oxygen levels, electrocardiograms (ECG), and joint motion frequency. Due to this convenience, the segment is expected to grow over a forecast period.
The occupational therapy segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth. Occupational therapy helps patients suffering from cognitive, physical, and sensory problems to regain independence in all aspects of their daily living activities. The rise in the prevalence of people suffering from various disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, amputations, etc. is expected to drive demand for these software solutions during the forecast period. Also, occupational therapists are adopting electronic information and telecommunication technologies to offer services to patients remotely. This is expected to boost segment growth.
The orthopedic segment dominated the market with a share of 32.5% in 2022 owing to the rapid adoption of telerehabilitation services among orthopedic surgeons due to its efficacy. As per a report by Kinex Medical, around 62.0% of orthopedic surgeons are interested in encouraging telerehabilitation for their patients. As per a study “Telerehabilitation of the Knee Joints of Patient with Polytrauma”, orthopedics took significantly less time to consult patients during telerehabilitation than traditional rehabilitation. Also, patient satisfaction was higher for telerehabilitation with a machine learning algorithm than for the orthopedic surgeon’s traditional rehabilitation. Also, various software solutions are being developed which permit the monitoring of exercise time, local temperature, and the biomechanics of active movements of patients who underwent orthopedic surgery. This is expected to drive the market.
The cardiovascular segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate over the forecast period. The use of telerehabilitation for cardiac patients has been found to be a safe, beneficial, and cost-effective alternative to traditional center-based cardiac rehabilitation. As per the study published by NCBI in 2020, the acceptance rate for cardiac telerehabilitation ranged from 71% to 99% of participants. This is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Also, the use of different technologies, such as smartphones, mobile apps, and the internet, has demonstrated that cardiac telerehabilitation can deliver more comprehensive services including individualized real-time exercise monitoring and coaching, thereby positively impacting the segment growth.
North America held the largest market in 2022 with a market share of 41.6%. The existence of cutting-edge healthcare technologies and an increase in e-visits are the main factors propelling market growth. A new law enabling commercial health coverage, for instance, was signed by the governor of California in 2019. It will help consumers by improving access to healthcare services and fostering the expansion of telehealth technology in the region. Furthermore, the rising prevalence of chronic illness and well-developed healthcare infrastructure is adding fuel to the market growth. Additionally, technological advancements in rehabilitation and rising public awareness of remote patient monitoring is contributing to the market expansion. Market players are focusing on improving the telerehabilitation service quality to improve the overall patient experience. For instance, The Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA), a digitized physiotherapy platform for "rehabilitating the trunk and upper extremities," received U.S. FDA 510(k) approval from Reflexion Health, Inc. in 2019.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest growth. The use of telerehabilitation services in Japan is being fueled by the country's growing elderly population. In emerging nations like India and China, where healthcare infrastructure is expanding and the physician-to-patient ratio is low, there is huge investment potential in the provision of telerehabilitation services. Various government initiatives are undertaken to promote digital health technologies, thereby boosting market growth in the region. For instance, in 2022, a telehealth initiative has been started by the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council, an independent organization within the Department of Science and Technology in India, to help patients who live in rural areas.
High competition in the market due to innovative product offerings by key players and the entry of new players has led to high market growth. For instance, NeoRehab introduced a new eHAB platform in 2020 to meet the demand of patients with chronic pain who reside in remote locations. With the help of this new technology, primary care professionals should be able to deliver telehealth services and improve teleconsultation functionality, dependability, affordability, and patient security. Some of the prominent players in global telerehabilitation market include:
Doctor On Demand, Inc.
Hinge Health, Inc.
MIRA Rehab Limited
Koninklijke Philips N.V
Care Innovation, LLC.
Market size value in 2023
USD 4.3 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 11.8 billion
CAGR of 15.3% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Component, services, application, therapy, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA;
U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; UAE; Saudi Arabia
Key companies profiled
American Well; Doctor On Demand, Inc.; Hinge Health, Inc.; MIRA Rehab Limited; Koninklijike Philips N.V; Cisco; NeoRehab; Jintronix; C3O telemedicine; Care Innovation, LLC.; Bosch Healthcare; Cloud Physio; Medvivo Group
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This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global telerehabilitation market report based on component, services, therapy, application, and region:
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Services Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Therapy Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
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b. Key factors that are driving the market are: growing advancement in digital health technologies, and growing initiatives undertaken by both public and private institutions to adopt telehealthrehabilitation services.
b. The global telerehabilitation market was valued at USD 3.5 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach 4.3 billion in 2023
b. The global telerehabilitation market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.3% from 2023 to 2030 to reach 11.8 billion by 2030.
b. Software segment dominated the global market with market share of 60.8% in 2022. The adoption of various software has significantly increased owing to the assistance provided to healthcare systems. Also, the software helps to achieve greater engagement and improves the outcomes.
b. Some of the key market players of telerehabilitation market include Reflexion Health, Inc., Doctor on demand, Amwell Well, Hinge Health Inc, Neo Rehab, Koninklijke Philips N.V., MIRA Rehab Limited, Jintronix and Care Innovations
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