Musculoskeletal (MSK) Self-Care app

An app to provide information for the self-management of back, neck, upper and lower limb joint pain or stiffness.

Musculoskeletal MSK Self-Care By Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust with LHIS
Features
  • Information and education
  • Exercise videos
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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? Yes (only through your phone password)
  • have a privacy policy? No
  • require internet access? Yes
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What does the app do?

This app aims to provide support and guidance for people with back, neck, upper limb and lower limb joint pain or stiffness as a result of injury or other causes. The home screen is divided into 4 body-part sections: back, neck, upper limb (shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, fingers) and lower limb (knee, ankle, foot, leg, hip). Each section has further sub-sections:

  • Info gives an overview of pain associated with that body part, symptoms, conditions and self-help advice. 
  • Leaflets links to leaflets and website giving details of different exercises.
  • Videos has videos showing how to do different exercises.

For the complete app description, go to the App Store or for a detailed review see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Site is straightforward to use.

✔ Could be a first port of call when experiencing acute joint pain or stiffness.

✔ Videos are clear with easy-to-follow verbal instructions.

✘  Only 2 website links available, despite advertising multiple links.

✘ Permissions for this app involves access to photos/media/files, read the contents of your USB storage and modify or delete the contents of your USB storage.

Review details

Date of review: August 2019
Platform reviewed: Apple
Version:  1.1.0
Download size: 27.1 MB
Updated on: 4/05/2019

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References

  1. Adams J, Lowe W, Protheroe J, et al. Self-management of a musculoskeletal condition for people from harder to reach groups: a qualitative patient interview study. Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Oct 28:1-9.

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Credits: Editorial team. Last reviewed: 20 Sep 2019