The CPR Orthopaedic full body bundle is finally done and updated with a bunch of new things. We’ve taken the last month to organize feedback from clinicians, instructors, and students and are currently making significant updates to all the apps! (Including going through new clinical practice guideline updates and filming!)
A few key updates:
Multiple platform support:
Pain science update:
Dr. Carol Courtney suggested we add “Signs of central sensitization” to Knee OA and Patellofemoral pain (I have also added this to whiplash and some chronic elbow/wrist and hand conditions)-
Foot strengthening update:
We are adding more significant foot strengthening exercises based on Dr. Irene Davis’ recommendations from her running courses, particularly her “doming” exercises.
Whiplash/pain science update:
We have carefully stratified the evaluation and management of whiplash disorders with the help of Dr. Gwen Jull who graciously spent hours chatting with me over skype as we deliberated on how to simplify this complicated condition.
Movement science/Analysis update-
We have attempted to take key movement examination tests and treatments and re-organized them based on the daily functional movements that they are intended to mimic and improve.
This ties into the latest low back pain guideline initiative to add Movement re-education to prevent recurrence. This update will allow easier understanding and integration into clinical practice.
Neck pain and heel pain revisions are being processed/filmed and new guidelines are on the horizon! We have added the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome guideline based content and will update when it is officially published.
App logic update:
Organization of testing and interventions- based on feedback, we have attempted to stratify testing and management of key impairments, versus associated impairments. This makes it easier to understand the multi-faceted management of many of the injuries we see in the clinic and speaks to the concept of “regional interdependence”.
We have also reorganized techniques in meaningful “clumps” to give context to commonly used tests, manual therapy and exercises.
“Helping students learn” update:
Short fun tutorial videos have been developed and are being updated into all of the apps.
Newly released Apps list:
- ROM/MMT/Palpation is complete and being tested. (Available on iOS and Web)
- NeuroExam- containing all neuro examination for any neuro rehab class is now available in the iOS and Android stores
- Gait- that helps students learn the phases and critical events of gait, including slow motion video and real-time EMG. This app also contains app videos of abnormal gait in real patients to take the understanding of gait into real time movement analysis. (Available on iOS, Android, and Web)
- Assistive devices/Gait training/Transfers app is now completely filmed
- Lower quarter sports movement analysis app is now completely filmed
- Clinical Pattern Recognition: Wound care app is in the design phase
Just wanted to give you an update and thank you for your willingness to be a part of our dream of changing the way Physical Therapy students learn!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love your insights and thoughts.