I wanted to share the apps I like to use in the clinic. I find the apps moderately useful, some more than others.
Convert Any Unit Lite— unit convertor. I use it to convert metric units in research articles into US customary units.
Epocrates— reference for drugs. I use it when I need to review drug lists for possible reasons behind the symptoms I’m seeing.
Lab Values— keeps my normal lab values straight, as I forget the details sometimes.
Metronome— use this for gait training with the Parkinsons clients or to pace a cycling activity
aVOR— an educational app to explain vestibular anatomy and physiology
GaitSpeed— measures and automatically calculates a client’s gait speed in m/s so they can be used as an outcome measure
BERG— another outcome measure, this time for the Berg Balance Scale.
HR Zones— calculate cardiovascular heart rate zones to maximize clients’ cardio interventions
Clock Yourself— cognition + balance activity app. You can adapt this activity to have the client holding on to a grab bar as well if they aren’t yet able to balance independently.
SPPBCalculator— automatically calculates score for the Short Physical Performance Battery outcome measure
SCI-Ex— exercise instruction for SCI clients from Shepherd Center
PTaction— easy way to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill on bills that effect physical therapy
Insight Timer— meditation assistant. Has lots of guided meditations that I use with chronic pain clients in particular, but sometimes, other diagnoses need some too.
Translate and iTranslate— translators.
AnkiApp— I’ve talked about this one before here. I use it to make flashcards for chronic pain patients again to use in the clinic and also as an HEP. I’ve also used it as a add on to my PT session for word finding troubles.
So as you can see, I use quite a few apps. I don’t use one everyday, but they’ve become so convenient in my practice.
What apps do you like?