Quick guide to Physiotools
This is a brief overview of how to use Physiotools. You will learn how to create a client exercise program, print or send it to your client and how to save.
If you need further information about creating templates, adding your own exercises and using different search functions go to the Therapists Guide that you will find on the home page of Physiotools – Support Centre.
Follow the steps below to create and save exercise programs for your clients.
Log into Physiotools
Enter the URL of your Physiotools installation by typing the address into your browser’s address bar. The address will be: https://XXX.physiotoolsonline.com where XXX is replaced by your organisation’s suggested name.
Enter your Username and Password and click Login.
If you intend to create a client-specific exercise program, start by either searching for a previously saved client or creating a new client.
Creating a new Client Record
Click CLIENTS in the top menu bar to open the Clients page (see image below).
To create a new client record, click New on the right of the Clients page. This will open the client information form shown below.
Complete the First name and Last name.
Click the Email consent box if you have your client’s permission to use their email address, Type their Email address.
If you want to send exercise programs to the Physiotools App (that your client can download free of charge from the App Store or Google Play), click the box PT Momentum app.
Click on the Save button on the right.
Searching for an existing client record
If the client is already registered in Physiotools, go to the CLIENTS page.
Enter all or part of the client’s name in the search field at the top left (see image below). Click on the magnifying glass or press Enter on your keyboard.
Clients’ names can be seen at the bottom left (see image above). Click on the client’s name to show the client’s record (see image below).
Creating an exercise program
Click on the magnifying glass at the bottom right of the page or click on EXERCISES in the top menu bar.
To search for exercises, use the categories on the left side. The following is an example for searching for shoulder exercises using an exercise band:
In Free text search type: exercise band.
Press Enter on your keyboard and all exercise band exercises will be shown.
Select Body Area. In the subcategory Upper extremity select: Shoulder.
Select Movement. Select Extension and Flexion. (click on the boxes and NOT the words).
Now all images that relate to : exercise band, shoulder extension and flexion will be shown (see image below).
Select your exercises by clicking on the images (see image below). The images will be displayed at the bottom of the Exercises page.
Type a Title of exercise set and set a Training period (see image below).
Click on each exercise to edit the text and specify repetitions/weights.
You can change the layout of your exercise set using the templates on the left (see image below).
Once you have printed or sent your exercise set, you will be asked How do you want to document? (see image below).
Choose Save and sign to save the exercise set to the current client, it will then have the status signed (A signed exercise set cannot be deleted or altered).
If you wish you can select Continue without saving.
Finding saved client exercise sets
After selecting Save and sign you will be returned to your current client where you will see your saved exercise set.
If you later need to revisit an exercise set that you have saved, search for the client, highlight your desired exercise set and choose one of the following buttons at the bottom right of the Client page: Print, Edit or Exercises. By choosing Edit or Exercises you can create a copy of the exercise set which you can edit.
Log out and exit Physiotools
When you have finished your Physiotools session, it is important that you log out of Physiotools correctly by clicking on the LOGOUT button on the top menu bar.
When you have time, we recommend that you also look at the Therapists Guide in the Physiotools – Support Centre.
Also remember that you have free support so you can always contact us directly with any questions via firstname.lastname@example.org