A nationally recognised app to help with common musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and conditions is now being rolled out across Cumbria.

If you have muscle or joint problems, the free GetUBetter app, which has been designed in collaboration with local health professionals, is now available to download.

Laura_Hocking.jpgLaura Hocking, Highly Specialist MSK Physiotherapist from NCIC, said:

“MSK injuries and conditions can be treated at home and get better without the need for a specialist appointment. GetUBetter gives you the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to improve your MSK health and lifestyle.

“The app will offer tips, advice, and exercises tailored to you and your stage of recovery. The symptom checker will allow the app to give you specific advice based on your main issues. It covers back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hip, leg, knee, and ankle pain, as well as tendinopathy.

“It will give everyone who needs it the tools to self-care for their condition at home and even better, around their own schedule. It will also redirect anyone to the appropriate service where more specialist treatment is required”

The appGetUBetter.png is available for anyone 18 or over who needs help with a joint or muscle problem and includes:

  • Instant and 24/7 access to a personalised programme
  • Easy-to-follow self-progression exercises
  • Daily tips and local guidance from day one
  • Advice on where to seek help when needed
  • Access to local treatments and services

How to get started?

  1. Download the GetUBetter app
  2. Open the app and create an account. You will need to enter: postcode; practice (optional); your name; phone number; date of birth; gender; email address.
  3. Select your condition and complete the questionnaire. 
  4. Follow the instructions in the app to access your local support pathway.
  5. Log in and follow your programme regularly to manage your muscle or joint condition.

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