CORE Hand for iOS is an innovative Hand Therapy Exercise App designed to enable your therapist to create a tailored hand therapy exercise program for you to optimise your rehabilitation. The App enables you to have your exercise program on the go. It will remind you of your exercises and provides not only the description but also a short video demonstrating the exercise. Your therapist is able to personalise the program to you, making the App a useful tool for you to maximise your rehabilitation potential.
The App has been devised by the Hand Therapist to provide Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy advice and exercise guidance. It includes splint application and specific exercise program provision. We have worked hard to maximise the ease of use and functionality of the App to make it easy for the Hand Therapist and the Patient.
From a technical viewpoint the application is was created using the Xcode development environment using Cocoa Touch and Objective-C.
Please Note: this app is currently only available to patients undergoing treatment within The Pulvertaft Hand Unit at The Royal Derby Hospital. After the initial patient trial period, we aim to increase access to a wider audience. If you have been advised to download the app, your physiotherapist will unlock and create your programme during your first/next session.
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"Simon has been professional, patient and skilled in creating our mobile application. He has been easy to work with and flexible to the needs of the project, throughout which I have felt that he has understood the concept and promoted the drive towards the common goal of creating an intuitive tool to optimise a patient´s experience of hand rehabilitation. I would definitely work with him again in the future."
Laura Parker, Senior Physiotherapist
Outstanding! Made all the difference! Thank you!
"I had a motorcycle accident in the summer of 2015. I was sent to the Royal Derby hospital to put my wrist and hand back together. Following surgery I had a lot of exercises to do, this app provided me with videos of each exercise and a timer to remind me when to do them! Thank you for this. I now have almost full movement and use of my hand. I have not encountered anything I cannot do. Following treatment and physio my life is unaffected by the injuries. The app played no small part in my recovery. Thanks!"
"I am currently using this app for physio treatment on a finger that was stitched back together and found that it has been very helpful. The treatment centre and the help they have given me has been absolutely outstanding. Thank you."
The App is currently free to download and install from the Apple App Store.
Please be aware that the App is designed for information purposes only and not to provide specific medical advice or professional services. If you have a health problem you should consult your doctor or other suitably qualified health professional and obtain advice and treatment from them that takes into account your specific symptoms.
The Derby Telegraph has published an article describing the App's background, aims and goals.