With MedBridge, you can quickly build an engagement home exercise program to help your patients through their rehab.
Here's a quick video that will walk you through how to build a Home Exercise Program (HEP) for your patients. Step-by-step instructions with images are below.
To start building an HEP, you'll need to navigate to the HEP Builder. From your MedBridge dashboard, hover over Patient Engagement and select Home Exercise Program.
If you're using HEP Lite, you can skip ahead to Building a Program.
If you are using our standard HEP offering, you'll be taken to your patient list. You can either create a patient or select an existing patient. From the patient profile, select Build Program to be taken to our HEP Builder.
Building a Program
- Start building a program by locating the exercise your patient needs. The easiest way to do this is to use the Search bar at the top of the page. Type the name of the exercise you're looking for a press enter.
- Use the sorting dropdown in the upper right to sort by most sent, most recent, and more.
- Add an exercise to a program by pressing the add button or dragging and dropping the exercise to the program builder on the right.
- Tip: Once you add an exercise to a program, additional exercises will be suggested at the top of the builder. These suggestions are based on exercises other MedBridge clinicians frequently assign alongside the exercise you just added.
- Repeat this process to add as many exercises as your patient needs. We recommend keeping your programs short, about 3-5 exercises per program.
- If needed, you can customize an exercise by selecting it. Here you can change the name, the number of sets and reps, create a bilateral version, and more.
Once you've built the perfect program, you can share it via text, email, or a paper printout.
HEP Building Tips
- Shorter programs are easier for patients to comply with. Consider limiting your programs to 3-5 exercises.
- If you can't find an exercise via search, try using the filters on the left side of the screen.
- The List Filter organizes exercises by common categories like Joints, Movement, Speech-Language Pathology and more.
- The Simple Filter organizes into body region categories like cervical and shoulder as well as body positions like kneeling and prone.
- The Body Filter shows a simple visualization of a patient from the front and back. You can then select a body region to find exercises specific to that region, such as the head or neck.
- If there's an exercise you use frequently, add it to your favorites by clicking the heart icon. Favorite exercises can be found in the upper left corner of the screen.
- If you regularly assign similar programs to patients with similar conditions, you can create a template to speed up the program creation process.
- Providing patient education helps improve outcomes and promotes self-management of care. Consider adding 1-2 education resources to each program.