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The smartphone app ‘Rotator Cuff Injury/Strain’ by Medical iRehab
  1. Osman Hassan Ahmed1,2
  1. 1Department of Physiotherapy, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK
  2. 2The FA Centre for Disability Football Research, Burton-Upon Trent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Osman Hassan Ahmed, The FA Centre for Disability Football Research, Burton-Upon Trent DE13 9PD, UK; osman.hassan.ahmed{at}

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Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation.


iOS (3.0 and above), Android (V.1.6 and above).



About the app

Medical iRehab has a number of injury-specific apps available, including one targeted towards rotator cuff injury. The set-up of this app, in keeping with their other apps, is simple and straightforward. The app gives a general overview of the injury, and provides information on aspects such as pain control and self-management. A general information section contains some brief discussions of the signs and symptoms of rotator cuff injuries. The app is focused towards rehabilitation and as such there is a focus towards conservative treatment, with no mention of surgical options1 for this injury. There are a wide range of exercises included in this app (figure 1), with examples shown for mobility, strengthening …

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  • Contributors OHA undertook the review of the smartphone app and wrote this article independently.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.