Ipad Review

 

First off I am not an apple fanatic and doubt I will ever switch to using a mac for my home computer, but I highly recommend the Ipad.

It likely won’t replace a laptop or desktop, but in my opinion it is the best way to keep up on recent journal articles, read your favourite blog posts, watch instructional videos, and use textbooks.

Any busy professional will find it hard to keep up on all the new articles and information available, and the Ipad is a great solution to stay well informed and as a result your patients and clients will benefit.

Here is a quick review of some of the ways I have been using my newest toy with some screen shots included.

Muscle Trigger Points – By Real Bodywork

Pretty decent app that features over 100 of the most common trigger points and referral patterns, which can be used as a clinical tool or to help explain a diagnosis to your patient. Cost is $2.99 in the Itunes app store.

Videos

By loading your movies onto Itunes you can now access your library of instructional videos. Also I would suggest getting the Cinex player app downloaded so you can access a variety of formats without having to convert your video files.

Here is the current video i am watching by Stu Mcgill “The Ultimate Back (DVD): Assessment and Therapeutic Exercise.”

I already have read Mcgill’s textbook Low Back disorders, and would highly recommend watching this DVD to get a better idea of how he actually teaches his stuff in person.

Also watching Dr. Leahy demonstrating ART procedures

Journal Articles and Text Books

Using the iBooks application or a similar app such as GoodReader you can load up all of your pdf files onto your Ipad. This is where it really becomes convenient. I have hundreds of articles and text books loaded onto mine and now I have easy access to them all and can comfortably read even when going for a coffee. No more wasting time printing out articles and wasting paper when you might only read it once anyway. Here is a great resource i have loaded up

Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes by Shirley Sahrmann.

 

Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D – By Real Bodywork

This is an application that can be downloaded from the itunes appstore for $4.99

I find this to be a great tool to use for patient and client education, as it is quick and easy to bring up the muscle in question and in realtime give the patient a nice visual display, and the images can also be rotated to look at from different angles.

Ifitness App

Another decent application that i mainly use to show patients stretches, but it also has a fairly extensive exercise library and can be used to generate custom workouts with tracking.

As a professional it is very important to be well read and stay up to date on research and fine tune your techniques. Obviously the best way to do this is by actually attending seminars and getting hands on instruction. But if you really want to make things convenient and do as much as you can on your own, picking up an ipad and loading it up with educational resources is a great place to start.

Dr. Mark Molloy

dr.markmolloy@gmail.com

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