PT Timer is developed by Qi Analytics LLC with a commitment to 3 key objectives:

  • To be the best companion tool for the physical therapy patient, making it ever easier to comply with the prescribed regiment of exercises, and stay engaged both during and after recovery.
  • To provide superb, innovative communication between pros and clients, including exercise programs and instructions directly from the pro to the client, and optional quantitative feedback to the pro.
  • Not to interfere with the highly individualized treatment provided by pros, letting the pro and the client be in complete charge of defining exercises, parameters, schedules and any other aspect of the PT Timer tool.

Version 2.1 provides:

  • Ability for the pro to define base exercises, including directions with pictures, and to setup routines with parameters customized for the client, then easily share the routines with the client.
  • Clear visual and audio cues that allow the client to focus on doing the exercise correctly, rather than counting seconds and reps.
  • Tracking of exercises completed and skipped: the first step towards improved compliance is honest measurement and tracking.
  • Logging and reporting of exercise difficulty.
  • Option for the client to share report with the pro, whether as graphical visualizations, or through email of data files for import and analysis in a spreadsheet.
  • Support for iPod, iPhone and iPad.

From the reviews:

  • I love this app I use it every day. I even take it with me to physical therapy. I showed it to them and they help me integrate my physical therapy workouts with this app. Now my physical therapist downloaded it and has it on his phone too. This is the only app I could find that carries me from one exercise to the other. It tells me which exercise to do next.Tells me how long to do it for. It's not like the other apps that only show an example of how [the exercise] is done. It's like having a personal trainer and a physical therapist right there while you work out. (Jan. 30, 2014)
  • Up to now, I had to fumble through books or settle for an App with exercises that I either didn't want to use or were harmful to me due to a chronic back problem. Now I can select exactly the stretches and exercises that have proven helpful. (Jan. 11, 2014)
  • I am now using this to make HEP for individual patients. It is the best I have found and I have tried many apps looking for a way to give patients a way to remember and perform their home exercises.
    There is a learning curve, and you do have to develop your own exercise library, but if you are your patients your version of common exercises, this is the best way to do it. Once you've created an exercise you don't have to make it again. You can use it over and over for different patients.
    The developer has been incredibly helpful with feedback by email, and responsive to suggestions and questions.(Mar. 9, 2014)