About mytherappy

An NHS information database, helping you find the right health apps. The mytherappy health app review website has been developed by the NHS and patients to help others. It was started by the multi-award winning Neuro-rehabilitation Team at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Our beliefs

  • Apps can improve your recovery and are a useful treatment tool.
  • Selecting the right app is key.
  • Information should be easily and freely available for patients and clinicians.
  • Helping patients recovery is our priority.

Contact us

To receive more information or regular updates about new apps being added and training available please contact us at ndht.mytherappy@nhs.net, follow @mytherappy on Twitter or like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mytherappy/.


Health app review process.

ASeal of approvalll apps are reviewed by a mixture of NHS clinical staff and expert patients using Mytherappy's unique pathway and critiquing process before being given the Mytherappy seal of Approval. We are not affiliated with any app developers. The apps are tested using a 50 point objective criteria covering everything from data protection and usability to clinical evidence.



The mytherappy team

Award Winning Team

We utilise a network of NHS specialists, therapists and patients across the UK. Our clinical network consists of NHS specialists and survivors across

  • Stroke
  • Neurology
  • Head Injury

We have a multi disciplinary approach and our testers consists of

  • Survivors
  • Carers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Support Workers


Meet Nick - One of our expert patients.

Nick is a Stroke patient and survivor who used apps as part of his rehabilitation and therapy.

“My stroke, in the summer of 2016, affected my left side. I had no movement in my left arm or leg and I had some face drop. I was bed bound and unable to do anything with my arm.

Drumming

I am now walking and enjoy walking my dog. I am increasing my speed and distance. I am trying to get my left hand and arm involved as much as I can and get back to drumming.

I find the mytherappy site very easy to use. The apps have a good description. I have found the Headspace app useful. Some of the apps for my hand it was too early but now that I am getting some movement in my hand I will be using them.

Having patients on the mytherappy team adds an extra dimension. People using the apps can give their opinion on how relevant or useful the app is.

Thanks to all the staff who have helped me along the road, you are all fantastic and inspirational. I would not have made the gains I have without your help and guidance”.


National recognition

The mytherappy team are winners of the following awards for its "VISTA" group and ESD service

  • care integration award
  • Advancing Healthcare category award
  • Advancing Healthcare overall award
  • Joining Forces innovation in community services award

Our mytherappy work has been recognised at the UK stroke forum hosted by the stroke association where we have been welcomed on multiple occasions to run apps workshops. We have also worked with NHS England and the Stroke Association.

We were finalists in the Advancing Healthcare awards for 2017 and have received the "penguin" award from the academy of FAB NHS stuff for our ability to overcome adversity by joining forces.

What others say about us

"Will make a real difference" Stroke Association

"Excellent ... help you live with effects of brain injury" Headway

"In love with your fantastic website ... recommending it. Great Job!" Different Strokes

"Really useful, easy to use.. love the links" Carer

"Informative, amazing. Well done you! Nurse


Chartered Society of Physiotherapists - http://www.csp.org.uk/news/2017/01/04/stroke-thera...

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust -http://www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/2016/11/trusts-...

OT Magazine - https://ot-magazine.co.uk/accessible-app-review-we...

Headway - https://www.facebook.com/headwayuk/posts/101545283...


Our Services

Training - We provide training and advice for clinicians on "using apps for rehab"

• Discover how, why and when to use apps and have the chance to trial them first hand

• Learn how to critique apps.

• Examine the evidence base.

• Discover the other digital health possibilities to help you and your patients.

Book at ndht.mytherappy@nhs.net

Other Training packages are available including

  • Bespoke one day workshop for your clinical area
  • Bespoke one hour in-service training, on an introduction to using and critiquing apps.
  • One days access to our one hour in-service training webinar

For an idea of what our training offers see this previous, freely available, presentation we did for the Stroke Association at the UKSF. https://www.stroke.org.uk/sites/default/files/usin...

Developers -

Mytherappy are not affiliated with any app developers. We have been testing heath apps from a clinical perspective for over 5 years and we know what makes a "Good app". Having tested thousands we know the common pitfalls, what makes an app successful and what users and clinicians and patients are looking for in a health app. We want to strengthen the health app community and ensure that reliable useful apps are being created.

  • If we have tested your app we can provide you with your report and feedback about what is working well and how you can improve your app.
  • If you are developing an app and would like some advice or feedback we would be happy to help.

Contact us at ndht.mytherappy@nhs.net


Our collaborators

The mytherappy website was a joint venture created with stroke and brain injury survivors, Northern Devon Health Care Trust and the Southwest Academic Health Science Network.We also have a number of collaborators and NHS trusts across the UK who form part of our testing network.


Northern Devon Trust