Please find some useful apps below which may be of use to hand therapists and their patients. Please help us with this list. If you are aware of any others please let us know by e-mailing presidentelect[at]ifsht[dot]org. Thank you. Do let us know via our Facebook page any comments on the use of these apps.
- Goniometer Pro
This app can provide easy and accurate range of motion (ROM) readings. It is very useful for Hand Therapists in helping assess treatment efficacy, including initial consultations, re-evaluations, and day to day office visits providing patients a way to see their progress. Available at the app store for free: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/goniometer-pro/id646925503?mt=8.
- Hand Feed
This app is an RSS based abstract collection from peer reviewed journals relevant to hand surgery and hand therapy. Great way to keep up today and be made aware of recent articles across a variety of hand surgery topics. Available at the app store. Charges apply
- Catch My Pain
Pain diary that allows a patient to track pain and send diary to the therapist via e-mail. Both free and chargeable version available from the app store
- Hand and Wrist Pro III
Great anatomy app from 3D4 Medical, that allows you to cut and remove layers. Very useful for explaining pathology to a patient.
- Hand Decide
Hand Anatomy app, that has some surgery animations and wrist bio-mechanic animations
App for patients carrying out laterality tasks as part of their motor imagery programme written by the NOI Group. Charges apply.
- Dry Needling Therapy
This app features over 100 muscles with trigger points and referral patterns, and for every muscle there is a detailed description of function, anatomy and innervation in word and graphics. Charges apply. IOS only
- Rehab Minder Therapy Assistant
Rehab Minder makes following a home program easy to carry out. Free. IOS only
- CORE Hand TM
Exercise app enabling the clinician to send an individualised programme of exercises to their patient. Free