The app is designed to provide you as a physiotherapy student or practitioner with an extensive, but easy to use overview about basic assessment techniques and special tests that are being used in physiotherapeutic assessment, organized by body part. At the same time, we are providing you with the latest evidence regarding different orthopedic tests and we are giving advice about their usability in practice according to our Clinical Value Matrix, similar to what you might know from Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Our goal with the app is to make your life as a therapist or student as easy as possible. Therefore, all assessment techniques and special tests we cover are described in a few words plus you can watch the respective video on our YouTube channel from within the app to learn how the assessment should be performed!
All references we provide are clickable and will direct you to the respective research paper on Pubmed.
At last, the app has to be seen as a work in progress. On the one hand, our YouTube channel Physiotutors is constantly growing as new videos are added each week and on the other hand, new research is published, which might impact the clinical value of the different orthopedic tests covered in this app.
Therefore, we will add new releases on a regular basis and the app will grow as time progresses!
We would have wished to have such an app ourselves when we started as students and we sincerely hope that you benefit from it as much as possible! Thanks for following us on social media and for your support by buying our app!
Yes, we usually publish one big update per year. In the about section at the bottom you can see which version of the content you’re on and which changes were implemented.
P.S. In the App Store and Google Play Store it will only show the release of the app itself and not a new version. This is because the app doesn’t change, but the content does.
Content-wise they don’t differ much as the app is derived from the content of the book
A basic difference is that you get 2 licenses if you buy the book and 1 license for the app, so you are limited to your Android or iOS device(s) with the app. The app on android is not transferrable to an iPhone and vice versa as Google and Apple are competing companies obviously. Google and Apple also completely control the sales process, so we are not able to grant refunds ourselves for example.
We generally find that it’s dependent on which user scenario applies to you:
1) If you rather prefer studying on a big screen attached to a laptop or desktop computer and have no limitations on to what device you would like to install the book on (max. of 2, but mobile devices included) then you should go for the book. In case you buy a new device (laptop or phone), you can also remove the authorization on your old device and we can reset your code for you so you always have 2 active authorizations. We find that the book also looks decent on mobile devices but is not as neat and user-friendly as the app.
2) If you’d rather have a quick reference tool in practice or during discussions in a beautiful design, then the app is better for you.
If you want the best of both worlds you should obviously get both. To save some money an option would be to share the book with a friend (due to the 2 licences) or you can try to get the app via your educational education (if you are still a student) as Apple offers a 50% discount to educational institutions if they place a bulk offer of 20+ items.
This is a one-time payment and all future updates are free of charge. They will be downloaded automatically once the app is started.
You can use the app on all of your iOS devices/Android devices if you are logged in on those devices with your Apple ID or Gmail account.
If you buy a new phone, but still have the same account, you will be able to transfer access to the app.
Yes, you can. The app is optimized for phone and tablet.
As Apple and Google are competing companies and they are 100% responsible for the sale, there is no option to transfer access to the app.
So if you bought the app on Android you will not have access to it on your iOS device and vice versa. We don’t have any influence on this issue.
Yes, in the App Store we offer the Assessment App and Manual Therapy App as a bundle for €60 instead of €40. The Google Play Store unfortunately doesn’t offer this option.
Yes, please get in touch with Apple via the App Store and Google via the Google Play Store where you can request a refund within 48 hours after your purchase.
We don’t have any influence on refunds.
Yes, you do need a working internet connection to use the app. The reason being is that the app would have ended up using several GBs of disk space on your phone if the videos were downloaded locally.
No, the videos in the app are streamed via YouTube/Vimeo and downloading is not possible.
No, we thought about limiting public access on YouTube, but decided against it.
So why buy the app then? There are many reasons:
1. Much better overview: We have shot several hundreds of videos and the app is so much easier to navigate
2. Favorites: You have the option to save favorites in the app in case you need to practice/perform certain tests regularly
3. Much quicker: If you want to use the app at uni or in practice, you can access the videos and instructions so much easier and quicker
4. Extra info: You will get all statistical details, written instructions, link to pubmed and clinical value recommendation in one overview, which
is scattered on YouTube
5. Up to date: The app contains the latest updates on clinical values that we cannot provide on videos we already shot and uploaded to YouTube.
On YouTube you will also see that some videos are old and outdated
All of our Apps are enrolled in Apple’s Volume Purchase Programs (VPP) which means that an institution can purchase the apps with 50% discount when 20 or more units are being purchased. This can be handy for large clinics/hospitals or universities.
Unfortunately Google does not offer such a program.