Introducing Pocket Physio from Practice Plus Group
The free app features an easy to use guide to the physiotherapy exercises patients need to do to prepare for, and recover from, hip or knee replacement surgery as well as foot and hand surgery.
The App is divided into three main sections:
- My Exercises: A personalised list of exercises. Users browse the exercise library and tap on the star next to a chosen exercise or exercises. These will then appear on the My Exercises page.
- Browse: An exercise library which contains images, written descriptions and video content to help patients follow the exercise programme recommended by their physiotherapist.
- Reminders: A reminders function to enable patients to set prompts for both exercises and any appointments they have in relation to their recovery.
Orthopaedic clinical lead for Practice Plus Group surgeon Gyorgy Lovasz said: “The app provides videos and text instructions on pre- and post-operative physio exercises. By following the exercises you can establish a strong exercise regime before surgery that you can also continue afterwards, helping you to make a speedy recovery. You can even plan your own physio exercise regime using the reminder function. It will be a real boost to our patients but it can be accessed by anyone.”