Keep rehabilitation on track with Rehab Minder.
Hand therapy home programs just got easier.
Your patients can have all their exercises at their fingertips – set by you. Set up a program on their iPhone and they receive reminders, exercise descriptions alongside animated photographs, extra notes you write, and clinical resources for the hand injured.
No need for paper copies.
The complete therapy program is contained in the app and is carried with patient wherever they are – home, work, studying, or travelling. A summary of the program can be emailed to the therapy clinic and attached to patient records.
Each exercise can be set to notify the patient to attend to their therapy. We know from experience that patients are more likely to form good therapy habits in between their clinic appointments.
*September 2017 will bring some BIG news*
We have taken all the feedback that therapists have provided and will be pleased to announce some exciting news that will make Rehab Minder even better. All will be revealed from the Australian Hand Therapy Association Conference commencing the 22nd September.
A glossary of common terms, how to manage life with a hand injury, and information on common clinical issues are just a few examples of what you find in the Resources.
A personal record for the patient of how many times the exercises have been viewed each day and for the past 7 days. Input the injury date, surgery date and commencement of therapy to have a quick go-to list of time past since these significant events.
The Team Behind Rehab Minder
BAppSc (OT), Director
Carmel is the driving force behind Rehab Minder. She has specialised in hand therapy for more than 14 years in both private practice and at a tertiary public hospital. Rehab Minder was born out of her own experience of finding it difficult to superimpose a therapy program over an already busy life.
BAppSc (OT), M.Sc (Hand & Upper Limb), Tester
With all her years of experience, research, presentations at a national level, and clinic manager roles, Farida generously tests the app until it is perfect.
BAppSc (OT), M.Clin.Sc (Hand& UL), Content
Angela is extremely capable of balancing her university lecturing (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia), clinical work and researching content for the app.
Great app - 5 stars! Getting this app [is] like having a full time therapist with me 24/7. Very useful and helpful. Thx for developing such great app
Frequently Asked Questions
Does a hand practitioner need to set it up?
Yes. All therapy must be under the guidance of a surgeon, occupational therapist or physical therapist. As with any therapy home program the exercises should be re-evaluated at each consultation with the hand practitioner. The app is not a substitute for attending therapy consultations.
I’m a therapist. How do I set up a program?
You do not need any subscription for Rehab Minder. It is installed by the patient onto their own phone. From the home screen, select Programs and Add an Injury. Select the best description for the injury (e.g. Ring Finger and Extensor Tendon Injury – Mallet). This will generate a short list of exercises to choose from that are relevant to this injury description. After making the selection from the short list, the next menu allows you to choose exercises from the entire database and the option to write notes specifically for your patient (e.g. splint wearing instructions). Next is the Edit menu if you want to change the default settings of the exercises (e.g. frequency of notification, repetitions, weight, duration hold).
Don’t forget! Send yourself a copy of the program you have set up for your own documentation. Go to Settings and email a summary of the program.
Will the reminders DING! in the middle of the night?
No. The patient or therapist can adjust the start and finish times of your notifications in the Settings menu and adjust the Activity Times. These are set on a default of 7am until 7pm.
What are the statistics collected?
Every time an exercise is viewed it is logged and displayed in a graph. This is for the benefit of the patient to review if they are on track with the frequency of their home exercises.
When will Rehab Minder be available on Android devices?
We would love to release an Android version but need the hand therapy community to embrace the iOS version. We are also looking at various funding models to speed up the development of the Android version.
How do I use Rehab Minder with my hand therapy patients?
- Be familiar with it. The exercise databases are ordered distal to proximal, radial to ulnar (as alphabetical order would be too confusing). Exercises will be displayed to the patient in the following order: Written Note 1, Non-exercise Therapy, Passive ROM, Assisted ROM, Active ROM, Resisted Exercises, Written Note 2.
- Print off posters for your clinic here in 3 sizes: A4, A5, and D5.
- Offer it to patients as an alternative to paper handouts.
If you want to take a look at our literature review published in the Australian Hand Therapy Association Newsletter titled ‘Adherence to Hand Therapy and the Evidence for mHealth’ click on the link.
I’ve still got a question to ask…
We want to provide a valuable resource to the hand therapy practitioner and help patients get the best outcomes from their therapy. Contact us via this website or at email@example.com with any queries on how to get the most out of the RM app. If you want to review the Terms & Conditions of use then click on the link.
If you have any queries, feedback, or support requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us.