Clinical studies

Home exercise programs, such as the ones you create with Physitrack®, have been shown to increase patient adherence. Below, we reference several studies which confirm this.

PaTIO: Physiotherapeutic Treat-to-target Intervention after Orthopaedic surgery; a cost-effectiveness study

This study aims to compare the cost-effectiveness of optimized, tailored, physical therapy (PPT) by using a treat to target strategy in combination with a clinical pathway that is embedded in the continuum of care with usual PPT care in total hip arthroplasty patients and total knee arthroplasty patients , embedded in the continuum of care. We assume that with the optimized strategy faster recovery can be achieved, at lower costs. The results of this study can be used to develop and implement a nationwide care pathway for PPT after THA/TKA.

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Patient AdhereNce To Home Exercise pRograms (PANTHER)

Exercise is an integral component of the conservative management of most musculoskeletal conditions. However adherence to exercises is often low and this impacts on treatment effectiveness. The aim of this randomised controlled trial is to evaluate whether the addition of a web-based system, Physitrack, to usual physiotherapy treatment improves patient adherence levels to exercises compared to the usual non web-based methods physiotherapists use to deliver exercise programs to people with musculoskeletal conditions.

PANTHER is a a 2-year study run by the University of Melbourne, comparing exercise prescription via Physitrack to paper handouts and the effect that has on patient adherence and other outcomes. Results are expected to be published in 2018.

Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Fiona Dobson, Mrs Charlotte Marshall
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Implementing a web based and mobile application exercise prescription programme in Fracture Clinic at St Thomas’ Hospital

With over 2 million patient contacts each year, GSTT is one of the busiest NHS trusts in the UK. The Fracture Clinic set out to establish patient exercise adherence and staff satisfaction with the use of Physitrack in treating Achilles tendon ruptures, anterior glenohumeral joint dislocations, Weber A ankle fractures and distal radius fractures.

Jack Grodon, Senior Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
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Engagement with digital exercise

Implementation of a web and smartphone based exercise prescription program in MSK Physiotherapy.

St George’s serves a population of 1.3 million patients in southwest London. To help the team to manage an ever growing caseload, St George’s embarked on a study to look at the engagement with a digital exercise prescription tool versus paper based programmes.

Adherence to exercise was better for patients using the digital platforms compared to a paper version.

B Wanless, St. George’s University Hospital NHS Trust, London
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Fast@Home

FAST @ HOME wants to enable rehab at home after getting a stroke through a composite program of digital, already existing interventions. Based on the wishes of professionals, stroke patients and informal caregivers, multiple existing and evaluated interventions are combined in a digital environment.

In an effect study with 150 rehabilitants, the effectiveness of this platform will be tested: "To what extent is the quality of care improved as a result of digital support for home rehabilitation for stroke patients?" This question is answered from the perspective of the patient and from the healthcare providers.

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Flitz!-project

Research shows that movement and training prior to surgery aid in outcomes post surgery. We expect that exercise during and after hospitalization also has this beneficial effect. In the FLITZ study, LUMC measures recovery to daily activities after surgery with several online/digital interventions.

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Project VEERKRACHT

The project VEERKRACHT aims to develop physiotherapeutically supported interventions for women with metastatic breast cancer. The aim is to promote fitness and well-being in order to maintain or improve the quality of life.

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Fysio Future Lab

For the Fysio Future Lab, a group of innovative physiotherapists test technological applications in daily practice. By means of short questionnaires and interviews, the user-friendliness, applicability and physiotherapeutic added value are mapped out for each application. These pilot studies focus on the perspective of the therapist and the patient. In addition, it is possible for both patients and therapists to complete a short questionnaire for technological applications that are already used. Physitrack was subject of the first study.

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CONNECT

This RCT will test the effectiveness of remote health coaching on health outcomes in low back pain (physical activity, exercise complience, pain, QoL, function/disability). Physitrack is used for the delivery of the health coaching intervention via Telehealth. Researchers also assign specific exercise programs and educational content to each participant and use Physitrack to monitor increase in pain or reduction in compliance to enable them to contact the participant sooner for further/additional health coaching via Physitrack.

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PhD Project

A 12-month randomised controlled trial investigating the ability of an exercise training (aerobic and resistance-based exercise), scheduled during and following chemotherapy for breast cancer, to prevent reductions in cardiovascular and physical function.

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Charles Sturt University

A study in partnership with NSW Ambulance to investigate the effects of different types of exercise training on a range of cardio-metabolic and musculoskeletal health outcomes in regional and rural paramedics.

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Ability Centre

A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of delivering a home exercise programme to school-age children with disabilities (cerebral palsy) using Physitrack.

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FASHIoN

This study focuses on the delivery of physiotherapy and dietitian interventions remotely to measure cost-effectiveness and outcomes of remote health interventions for patients with chronic conditions. Physitrack is used to deliver the exercise interventions and educational content to participants, track adherence to the exercise interventions and have video calls with patients.

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PhysioFIRST

PhysioFIRST is an assessor and participant blinded randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of two physiotherapy interventions for hip pain (FAI) in adults aged 18-50 years. The physitrack app is being used to deliver the exercise interventions to participants in both groups, and to track adherence to the exercise interventions.

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HIPARTI

Through a global collaboration, HIPARTI aims to determine the efficacy of hip arthroscopic surgery compared to a sham surgery (diagnostic arthroscopy only) for patients with symptomatic and radiological findings related to impingement (FAI) and/or labral tears using a randomized controlled design. Physitrack is used to deliver standardised exercise programs and collect outcomes data for analysis.

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GAP4

Through a global collaboration, GAP4 executes a large-scale (800 patients), multi-centred and multi-national trial designed to test the effects of exercise on prostate cancer progression and treatment side effects. Physitrack is used to prescribe standardised exercise programs to patients, track their outcomes remotely and collect outcomes data incl. adherence and RPE for further analysis.

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