A new iPhone application from PumpOne helps patients and physical therapists to efficiently communicate during the course of an exercise regimen. Essentially, therapists use the FitnessBuilder to assign exercises to perform, the notifications for which patients receive on their iPhone. The messages include instructions of what routines need to be completed, along with photos and videos of how to properly do each exercise. Patients in turn mark off how much of the routines they have completed, the data for which is sent back to the therapist’s iPhone to monitor the progress of recovery.
PROBLEM. Payers and patients cannot afford long term therapy and yet the need has led to the customary offering of a home or gym-based program. Hence, much of the time in therapy is now spent preparing the patient for their home-based program. Unfortunately, the tools the therapist can offer the patient are limiting the therapist’s effectiveness. A static image with text on a piece of paper leads to a compliance rate of 20-30%. These tools lack compliance checks and motivational incentives for the patient and offer very little customization to potential progress and/or variation. Additionally, the therapist must attempt to deliver a full repertoire of education early in the course of recovery knowing full well that much of the education will be lost by the time it is used – if at all.
SOLUTION. This is a paradigm shift in your ability to effectively educate and deliver long term home Physical Therapy programs to patients. Armed with theraProfessional, your therapist can now extend branded, feature-rich, best-in-class, real-time, drag & drop customized routines from any iPhone/iPod touch to another or sent directly as a PDF. You and your team will now be able to communication, incentivize and review patients’ results, progress and compliance, remotely.
Product page: FitnessBuilder…