Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
With routine Face to Face therapy still not possible for most people because of COVID 19, there is a growing online resource of apps, youtube exercise pages, and websites offering advice available to utilise for home therapy.
Whilst there are many therapists, both private and NHS, now utilising video services to provide assessments, therapy and advice there opportunity to supplement this by using these many online therapy resources.
We thought it would be helpful to provide a link to the most commonly used ones in one place on this Blog. If you have found others not listed below that have been particularly helpful we would love to hear what these are and we can then add them. The majority of the apps below are free to download so well worth trying them out to see which is the most beneficial for you.
ViaTherapy This app identifies the most evidence based intervention depending on your presentation post neurological injury
My Therappy NHS therapy App. Contains multiple apps depending on your needs e.g. communication, reminder for taking pills, stroke rehab etc. Click on “Find Apps” on the the top menu and then select the one most relevant to you.
REPS Stroke specific exercise tasks for the Upper Limb.
Clock Yourself A cognitive and physical challenge app that works as brain game.
Strocit Post stroke exercises adapted from the National Stroke Association.
SaeboMind Mental imagery exercises. Suitable for any level of physical ability.
MS Apps A range of different apps within this site for helping manage MS.
Otago Exercise Programme Evidence based falls prevention programme
M.O.T.O.R Range of stroke exercises, including upper limb exercises in a seated position. Different grades of exercises shown.
Saebo Variety of exercise ideas including hand exercises post stroke
https://physio-pedia.com/home/ Type in anything you want to learn more about into their search engine e.g. “stroke”
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 6 Simple Exercises to help older people keep active at home
Stroke-ed Resources for Tele-Rehab including a download for setting up safe and effective exercises at home
SameYOU New UK directory for Stroke and Brain Injury Rehab services local to you