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Oftentimes cell phones are considered a distraction at the workplace. The mere presence of your cell phone next to your computer at work stirs an urge to forget all responsibilities and instead spend time on apps such as twitter, instagram, and vine. What seems like just a few harmless minutes spent on the phone, becomes hours that have now put a significant delay on your work schedule. However, this tendency and attachment to the cell phone should not be seen in a negative light by employers especially in the world of physical therapy; rather, clinicians should take advantage of this technological age to improve efficiency of both the therapists and the patients.

By using some of the great physical therapy apps on the market, therapists can take full advantage of their cell phones while remaining on top of their schedules. Some of the functions of these applications include recording high definition video, and performing an in depth analysis of that video using features that permit an array of actions. Slow motion playback, added commentary, and zoom are some of the various viewing and editing options. These videos can also be easily shared with therapists, and patients.

The technology of the apps give therapists an accurate visual record of a patient’s progress, and easy means of communication. This helps eliminate potential for misdiagnosis and mistreatment because both the insurance company and doctors who approve and provide the diagnosis for the patients will be able to monitor the condition of the patient. The therapist simply shoots a shot clip using his cellphone, performs an analysis, saves the video, and shares it.

The effectiveness of applications portrays the benefits of using technology in the physical therapy department. A web-based system is the key to increase efficiency. Instead of viewing the cellphone as a hindrance to productivity, PT Practice Pro along with physical therapy app creators take advantage of this technological age by producing modern systems for clients and users.