You need transportation now? Uber.
You want to watch the latest movie now? Netflix.
You want to see a healthcare practitioner now? Ehm….
In a world where nearly every type of service is available at the tap of an app, it’s surprising there are hardly any apps available to properly manage your own health.
Surely, there are fitness apps to follow work outs or apps to book an appointment with a GP or healthcare practitioner.
But what if you live remotely and require expert advice from a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist?
Or you are jet setting around Europe and need to follow up with your healthcare provider about your rehab exercise program?
When we launched Physitrack a few years ago, our aim was to give practitioners and their clients a seamless way of staying in touch and offer complete transparency about the clients’ progress with their home exercise programs.
Key in achieving this was the free PhysiApp client apps we developed for iOS, Android and web.
Being part of Apple’s Mobility Partner Program enabled us to design a super intuitive user interface that helps clients stay on track with their home exercises a lot better.
The proof is in the pudding, with a 2-year study run by the University of Melbourne recently confirming that Physitrack helps to improve client adherence to, and confidence in, their exercise programs when completed via the PhysiApp app.
Feedback we receive from clients around the world matches the outcomes of the clinical study, with patients loving the fact they not only have their exercise program and educational content in their pocket, but also can engage with their healthcare provider and provide feedback on their progress.
It is no surprise that our built-in Telehealth feature is fast gaining popularity as a way for consumers to ’see’ their trusted healthcare provider.
Powered by Dolby Laboratories, clients can have secure video calls with their clinician from inside the PhysiApp client app, enjoying Dolby quality sound and Ultra HD video.
A feature clients love especially is the live-streaming of exercise videos, whereby the practitioner can stream any of the Physitrack exercise videos directly to the client’s phone during the Telehealth call.
It’s a great way for clients to get a real grasp of the correct technique and be confident they know how to perform the prescribed exercises by themselves.
So whether you live in a remote area or enjoy cruising the Greek islands, staying in touch with your clinician is now easier than ever before.
Just remember to complete your exercises in PhysiApp before you order your next burger through Uber Eats!
Blog post written by Marijn Kortekaas.
Marijn is a Partner at Physitrack Ltd. For more information on Physitrack, click here.
Disclaimer: This text does not serve as medical advice or an endorsement of a particular product but serves as an example of how technology can improve healthcare. If you have any questions, seek advice from your doctor.