Get acquainted with the MedBridge Home Exercise Program in 5 easy steps:
- Accessing the MedBridge Home Exercise Program
- Searching for Exercises
- Building an HEP
- Sharing a Home Program
- Editing an Existing Program
Accessing the MedBridge Home Exercise Program
In your MedBridge account, click on the "Patient Engagement" tab then select "Home Exercise Programs"
Searching for Exercises
There are several different ways you can search for exercises in our library - learn about them below.
Enter keywords in the search box to find exercises in the library. Below are some helpful tips for your keyword searches.
- Our exercises typically follow this naming convention: Position + Body Part + Movement + Equipment. For example, Seated Shoulder External Rotation with Resistance, or Prone Hip Extension.
- If you are having trouble finding the exercise that you are looking for, try to broaden your search by using fewer words, and then sort or filter the exercises from there. You can learn about our sorting and filtering options below.
On the left-hand side of the library, we have a selection of filters that you can also use to find exercises. Below are details about each section of filters. We are always interested in adding more, so feel free to let us know if you have any ideas!
- List: This is a comprehensive list of exercise categories, which are grouped under Joints, Movement, Purpose, Position, Equipment, Specialty, Muscles, and Pathology.
- Simple: This is our quick and easy list of common exercise groupings, and it is organized by body part! For example, under Hip, you can filter by 4 Way Hip, Stabilization, or AROM. It has many of the categories from the List view but requires fewer clicks.
- Body: This is our visual anatomical filtering tool. If you are looking for Hand exercises - simply click the hands on our anatomical model.
- ext: Locate certain exercises from this text list of all of our available exercises - sort by categories provided along the top panel of the builder.
- Position: Supine to Walking -- This will sort the exercises by Position, in the following order: Supine, Prone, Sidelying, Quadruped, Kneeling, Sitting, Standing, Walking
- Progression: Passive to Functional -- This will sort the exercises by Progression, in the following order: Stretching/Passive ROM, Active Assistive ROM, Active ROM, Isometric, Resistance, Functional.
- Exercise Name: A to Z -- This will put the exercises in alphabetical order
- Most Recent -- This will sort the most recently added exercises to the top. This is a great way to see our newest exercises, especially when you see the total exercise count increase! We add around 200 exercises every month.
- Most Sent -- This sorts the exercises by the ones that are added to programs the most. It is based on the activity of all MedBridge HEP users.
- Most Favorited -- This will sort the exercises by which ones are favorited the most by all other MedBridge users.
- Relevance -- This will sort the exercises by which ones are most relevant to your search terms.
Building an HEP
To build an HEP, drag and drop an exercise to the Program Builder (the white space on the right-hand side). For more details, please visit this article on how to Create an HEP.
Every time you create a new HEP, a new access code is generated. The access code allows your patient to view their HEP in the Patient Portal.
The access code can be found two places:
- In the Exercise Builder.
- On HEP print-outs.
If you'd like to save time re-creating a program for a certain condition, you can save your commonly used programs/protocols as templates. Learn more here: Creating a Template
Sharing a Home Program
There are many ways to easily share your new home program with your patient:
- Email - send an invitation to download the MedBridge GO app directly to your patient's email address.
- Text - selecting this option will send your patient a text message with a unique link to download the MedBridge GO app from their device's app store.
- QR Code - generate a unique code that a patient can scan with their smart device from the clinic to download the MedBridge GO app and sign in.
- Print - provide a printed PDF for patients who prefer paper.
Editing an Existing Program
You're able to edit an existing program by looking up the patient's name in your patient list.
If you're an HEP Lite user, you can edit an existing program as long as you have the patient's unique Access Code.