How to create a rehabilitation handout using the rehab lab

You can quickly and easily create professional rehabilitation handouts with The Rehab Lab. To create a rehabilitation programme, follow these simple steps:

1. Log in to The Rehab Lab

Go to The Rehab Lab and enter your username and password. After clicking the 'LOGIN TO THE REHAB LAB' button The Rehab Lab's main screen will open. This is the EXERCISE SEARCH screen. 

2. Search for exercises to add to your new programme

The Rehab Lab Exercise Search screen has helpful search options to enable you to find the exercises you require quickly and easily. These options can help refine your search results by body region (upper limb, lower limb, trunk, other), by joint and by exercise type (stretching & mobilising, strengthening & stabilising or neural and 'other').  You can also enter keywords to refine your search further.

Depending on the exercise you are searching for, from the drop-down menu, select the associated JOINT and EXERCISE TYPE, and click the SEARCH button (or simply press 'enter' on your keyboard).

Enter your search options
3. Select your exercise from the search results

All the exercises that match your search criteria will be displayed in the search results area. The number of exercises retrieved is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

To add your desired exercise to your new programme, click the Add Exercise To Programme button (the plus icon), or simply drag the exercise into the programme contents column on the right of the screen.

To preview an exercise, click the 'preview exercise' button (the magnifying glass icon), or simply double-click the exercise.

Once your exercise has been added to the programme contents column on the right of the screen you can now edit the exercise to your liking.

Add your exercise to your new programme

4. Edit your exercise

You now have the option of editing the exercise to your preference. To edit your newly added exercise, click the Edit Exercise button on the blue exercise item that now appears in the programme contents column on the right of the screen (this is the pencil icon).

Click the 'EDIT ITEM' button to open the EDIT EXERCISE window

This will open the edit exercise window, where you can edit the exercise name, description, sets & repetitions and frequency.

Edit your exercise

Once you have made your changes, click the Save Changes button.

After editing the exercise, click the SAVE CHANGES button

5. Add more exercises

Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 until you have added all the exercises you desire.

6. Select your programme layout

Once you are happy with the contents of your new programme, click the large CREATE PROGRAMME button located at the top of the screen above the programme contents column.

Click the 'CREATE PROGRAMME' button

This will open the 'CREATE PROGRAMME' window, where you can select: how many exercises you would like displayed on each page; the font; the positioning of your headings; whether you want to include an exercise diary; and you can enter a programme title, subtitle and third title.

Select your layout and enter your programme headings

7. Choose what you want to do with your rehab handout

You can now:

a. Create your handout as a PDF document by clicking the CREATE PROGRAMME (AS PDF) button. Following this, you can choose to print the handout or save it to your computer's hard-drive (or both). Many users create a folder on their computer specifically for all their rehab handouts. This saved PDF can always be attached and e-mail from your own e-mail programme at a later date.

To create your customised programme as a PDF document, click the


b. Email your programme to your client (the PDF document will be sent as an attachment) by clicking the E-MAIL PROGRAMME button and filling out the e-mail form.

To e-mail your rehab handout to your client, click the 'E-MAIL PROGRAMME TO CLIENT >>' button

Simple. You have now created a rehabilitation handout using The Rehab Lab. To read other related how-to-guides, select an option from the RELATED GUIDES menu at the right-hand side of the screen.