Did you give a nursemaid’s elbow to your 2-year-old and don’t know how to put the elbow back? There is an application for that. Clinically Relevant Technologies from Seattle, Washington has recently released a suit of apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod and Android that demonstrates “close to 150 different orthopedic manipulative therapy techniques for the treatment of many different musculoskeletal conditions.” The bone twisting application is gingerly priced at $29.99.
From a statement released by Clinically Relevant Tech:
Care was taken to include techniques that have been used in clinical trials and reported in the peer-reviewed medical literature. Each technique is presented with written instructions, high-quality video demonstration with audio overlay, “key points” for performing the technique successfully as well as common variations of the technique’s performance. Every step of the way there is evidence to back up the complete, thorough and extensive content. The high quality videos highly support the use of this app as a teaching tool, especially on the iPad, which will soon support video out capabilities to use with an overhead projector.
“There is currently no such compendium of techniques in this format, easily referenced from your pocket, that allows for detailed technique review, access, and latest evidence. It’s a great tool to have even if you know all these procedures. The research to support their use provided in an easy to understand and highly referenced “Evidence Summary” is phenomenal and allows you to share this information with colleagues and patients,” explains Dan Rhon, partner at Clinically Relevant Technologies.
“Perhaps the best part of these applications is that as more research is published on OMT, we’ll be able to update the applications with the most up to date content very easily,” points out Hando. [Dr. Ben Hando, partner and content developer at Clinically Relevant Tech –ed.]
It took Rhon and Hando and their team more than five hundred hours of work to compile the clinical content of the Mobile OMT app series. Their mandate was to ensure that the app’s information was thorough, current, evidence-based, an ultimately relevant for use as a teaching tool and clinical reference.
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