What apps should you recommend to patients who are in physical therapy? Here are highlights of 5 physical therapy apps to consider.
The most important part of a patient’s physical recovery from an injury or major surgery is following the prescribed stretching and exercise regimen. However, it is not always easy to stay motivated at home. This month’s apps are all designed to keep patients focused, track their progress, and provide feedback to their clinicians regarding their physical therapy. Above we highlight:
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Pain Therapy: Exercise Videos has >40 videos each performed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy that demonstrate various exercises and stretches to help patients improve their physical capabilities.
Pain Therapy: Exercise Videos is available at iTunes.
Rehabilitation for Lower Limbs allows physicians to share lower limb injury information and exercises with patients to help maximize their home exercise program.
Rehabilitation for Lower Limbs is available at iTunes.
Wellpepper® is a clinically-validated app that physicians can use to create personalized rehabilitation treatment plans for patients.
Pt Pal Pro is integrated with a care delivery system to streamline patient instruction, tracking, and feedback on pain/difficulty. Note: A Pt Pal clinician must register patients for the app.
PT Timer: Stretch & Exercise is a novel app that patients can use to schedule and time physical therapy exercises and stretches.