App Review: Why we love Theratrak!

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We have been lucky enough to know Laura Simmons from Theratrak since the beta stages of the app.

She has worked incredibly hard to develop an app focused on easy, user friendly home programs for parents and professionals; and I must say, she has done a Stella job.

Laura is going to change the world with her app! We are so glad we have been on this journey with her, and can’t wait to see what else she does!! 

8 Things we love:

  1. It’s instant. You can do it in session, take photos of the kids doing the exercise and it just happens right there and then. There is no extra work that you has to happened behind the scenes or when you leave the session.
  2. Theratrak is individualised. Each child and their family and an individual program with photos of themselves – not of some image off of google. Making programs and treatment individual is something we do really well at OT’s and I am glad Laura hasn’t lost this in her app
  3. It’s secure. It is a really safe and confidential app. The app is also password protected and all the photos are not stored on your phone, only within the app. Parents can have a login in to view the program, as you do as a health professional.
  4. It works on your smart phone. It is really portable and easy to use, you don’t need to do any extra paperwork as it all can be done right there in the session.
  5. Its made by one of us – not a tech giant trying to solve a problem they no nothing about. Laura has really through this out and has done a fantastic job to boot!
  6. It supports families that are  far away; parents and clients are able to have a home program that is individual to them. Therapists can easily update the program so that families don’t need to travel into therapy every week.
  7. It allows you to add your own activities. There are a tonne of ‘tried and true’ OT activities, but it is really easy and simple to add your own activities! I have added 11 of mine this week and it is so fast and simple. This helps you to keep things fresh and for home programs not to get stale.
  8. Families have a really clear idea of when/how long for/ and what to do. All the feedback I have been getting has been positive – and if it hasn’t, I have fed this back to Laura and her team and she is able to add it to the list of things for the next update!!

Final Thoughts:

This app has changed. our. lives. It makes home programs so much easier for everyone, and while I know there are plenty more updates to come, this app will only get better and better.

Further Information:

You can find more about Laura and her team here.

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Tara is a Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist, currently based in London. She has extensive experience working with children who have individual, additional and complex needs. She has a detailed understanding of early intervention, autism and sensory processing, as well as the importance of meaningful occupation. She enjoys working in a multi display team and would like to complete a Masters in Paediatrics in the future.

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