How it Works
With SmartPT, creating home exercise prescriptions is simple and fast. Point-Click-Save functionality allows you to create a HEP in minutes. SmartPT runs on desktop computers, laptops and tablets so you can use it on the go. Your patients will love the Free SmartPT Mobile App. It's branded for your clinic and provides patients their HEPs and condition information in the palm of their hand. What's more, with the SmartPT Mobile App your patients can log exercises and track progress, set exercise and appointment reminders and refer your clinic to family and friends.
Physical Therapist's Sample Kit
Following is an example of how a Physical Therapist used SmartPT while treating a patient:
Background Information: Jamie sustained a lower back injury while attempting to lift a heavy box from the floor. She felt immediate pain in the left side of her lower back and had difficulty standing up. The pain was debilitating and she was not able to carry out simple everyday activities.
During her initial evaluation, the Physical Therapist determined that her injury was likely due to a lateral disc bulge. She helped Jamie to understand the mechanism and source of her pain, what movements to encourage/avoid, and justify prescribed exercises by showing her a SmartPT animated video of her condition.
3D Animated Video of Lower Back Lateral Disc Bulge
Then the Physical Therapist created Jamie’s Home Exercise Program that included movements to encourage appropriate stress to the disc in order to provide relief of back pain, and initiation of strengthening for the core musculature to help manage her problem. Proper form, frequency, and duration were all instructed and discussed. Her exercise program will be progressed at each future visit.
Screenshot of Jamie’s HEP created with the SmartPT HEP builder. Click on the Play button to view the video.
If Jamie was not a smartphone user, her PT could have given her a printout of her condition information and HEP, or she could have emailed a PDF of them to Jamie.