SEARCHING FOR PRE-SET REHAB PROGRAMMES

How to search for pre-set rehabilitation programmes on The Rehab Lab


The Rehab Lab has multiple pre-set rehabilitation protocols ready for you to select and customise. These protocols cover a wide range of commonly seen pathologies. You can easily search for these programmes, then modify them to suit the individual needs of your clients (edit existing exercises within the programme, remove exercises or add more). This gives you a starting point for creating customised programmes for your clients.

To find these pre-set programmes, first log in to The Rehab Lab by clicking here and entering your username and password at the login screen. Once you have logged in, you will see The Rehab Lab 'exercise search screen' (the main screen). To search for the pre-set rehabilitation protocols, follow these steps:


1. Go to the programme search screen

At the top of the screen are The Rehab Lab's three main buttons (EXERCISE SEARCH, INFO SHEET SEARCH and PROGRAMME SEARCH). Click the PROGRAMME SEARCH button. This will display the PROGRAMME SEARCH screen


Click the 'PROGRAMME SEARCH' button, located at the top of the screen

2. Select a database to search

The first search option you will see are the SELECT DATABASE boxes. THE REHAB LAB database is selected by default (note the icon is illuminated orange). This means that your search results will display only those programmes contained within The Rehab Lab programme database.

To also search for custom programmes that you have added to your custom database, click the MY CUSTOM PROGRAMMES search option (when selected, the icon will be illuminated orange.

If you only want to search for custom programmes you have added to your custom database (and exclude The Rehab Lab programmes), deselect THE REHAB LAB search option (when deselected, the icon will no longer be illuminated) and select the MY CUSTOM PROGRAMMES search option.


Selecting a database to search: 'THE REHAB LAB' is selected by default

3. ENTER A PROGRAMME TITLE TO SEARCH

You now have the option of entering a programme title to search. This will refine your search to only those programmes that contain the word you have entered in the text area. If you do not enter a title then all programmes will be retrieved.

NB: The Rehab Lab recommends that you restrict the number of words you enter in the title search input area to one or two (e.g. achilles, or tendinopathy).


Refine your search further by entering a title

4. SEARCH THE PROGRAMMES

Now click the SEARCH button (or simply click enter on your keyboard).

The programmes that match your search criteria will now be displayed in the table below the search options.


Click the 'SEARCH' button to display your search results

NOW YOU'RE READY TO CUSTOMISE YOUR REHABILITATION HANDOUT

Now that you have found the programme you are searching for, you can:


A. PREVIEW THE PROGRAMME

To preview a programme, click the PREVIEW PROGRAMME button (this is the 'magnifying glass' icon). This will open the PREVIEW PROGRAMME window which will display each exercise and information sheet in the programme. This screen will allow you to preview each individual item contained within the programme.


To view the contents of the programme, click the 'PREVIEW PROGRAMME' button

B. ADD THE PROGRAMME

To add a programme from the table, click the ADD PROGRAMME button (or simply click-and-drag the programme into the column at the right of the screen). After clicking the ADD PROGRAMME button, each item within the programme will now appear in the column to the right of the screen. Once these items appear in the programme contents column, you can begin editing each item (to learn how to edit items you have added to the programme contents column, click here).


To add the contents of the programme, click the 'ADD PROGRAMME' button

NOW YOU'RE READY TO CUSTOMISE YOUR REHAB HANDOUT

Now that you have added the programme, you can start customising the items within the programme. To read other related how-to-guides, select an option from the RELATED GUIDES menu at the right-hand side of the screen.