Lifting and Back Injuries

Movement is wonderful medicine for our bodies and this includes everyday activities like lifting and moving objects. Understanding how to lift properly can make it more enjoyable and can help you feel the great work your muscles are doing!

Stretch & Strength: On the Edge of Fitness 2017

Josette outlines her unique stretch and strength program: a one-of-a-kind approach to improving body function. She shares 3 tips to improve your posture.

How to Breathe to Engage Your Core & Improve Your Posture

We breathe to live, but have you ever stopped to think about how you breathe? The way that you breathe is just as important as how you sit, stand and walk. Breathing forms the foundation of all other movements and can reduce pain, tension and stress.

What does it mean to have "good" posture?

Happy #WorldPTDay! Today we're talking about tips for improving posture at work and ways to reduce stiffness, aches and pains. Part of this blog is available as an educational template on healthSwapp that can be shared with your patients through the app.

How to Create Your Own Education for your Patients on healthSwapp

Here's how to upload your own education videos, articles and images on healthSwapp. Education can be used to compliment the home exercise programs you prescribe to your patient or can be given on their own.

How to Start Using Patient Reported Outcome Measures

Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) help practitioners collect quantitative data to improve patient centred care, but most practitioners report it's time consuming and difficult to analyze. We've included the patient specific functional scale on healthSwapp to make it easy for you and your patients.

What do your patients see on healthSwapp?

healthSwapp is a mobile app where patients can access their personalized home exercise programs, track their progress, symptom levels and functional goals. Here's what they see when you prescribe to them.

The Digital PT School

We will be traveling to Victoria next week for the Canadian Physiotherapy Congress. They will be presenting their ideas about the Digital PT School - let us know what you think!

How to Stop and Restart a Program on healthSwapp

Here's a short video describing one of our new features.

How to Rock your Climbing Warm-Up

Mark Smith from the Rock Oasis in Toronto runs us through a warm-up for rock climbing.

Swapp Dollars: Get Rewarded for your Unique Work on healthSwapp

Swapp dollars are the currency you earn on healthSwapp in a variety of ways. Learn how you can start earning today.

Check out Who Uploaded Exercise Videos!

healthSwapp is a marketplace for practitioners to share their knowledge and translate what they've learned on a course into actionable content for their patients. We're adding another course instructor to our library of exercises - here's who!

Paving the Way for Aquatic Rehab in Canada

Alison Bonnyman, the founder and lead instructor for the Canadian Aquatic Rehab Instructors (CARI), shares her story about going from clinical physiotherapy to research to founding the first aquatic rehab institute for therapists in Canada. Alison's exercises and course materials can be found on healthSwapp.

5 Quick Steps to Start Recording and Uploading your own Exercise Videos

Making exercise videos doesn't need to be expensive or time consuming. With the right processes in place, you can be up and running with your first video in a matter of minutes.

Are you Tracking your Patients' Progress?

Helping our patients succeed is a rewarding part of our job as rehabilitation practitioners. One way to amplify success is to measure it. healthSwapp allows patients to measure their progress and communicate this information to their practitioner.

How Interactive Patient Education Can Change Your Practice

Most patients will forget what we tell them and lose what we give them, so how do we know that they're getting the most from their clinical sessions and achieving their best results?

Community Swapping: Come Join the Forum Conversation!

Have a clinical or professional question? Join our forum to ask questions, take part in professional discussions and network with other healthcare practitioners.

Measuring Success with The Patient Specific Functional Scale

The Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) is an individualized patient-focused outcome . This scale helps patients and practitioners assess functional, patient-centered change over time by measuring how much of a specific goal (ideally a SMART one) a patient can accomplish.