Uploading An Exercise

How to upload an exercise

The Rehab Lab allows you to create your own exercises, complete with your own images. It is a quick and easy process, to upload your own exercise login to The Rehab Lab and follow these simple steps:

1. Locate the UPLOAD NEW EXERCISE button

When you first log into The Rehab Lab, you will see the main SEARCH SECTION. Locate and click the blue UPLOAD NEW EXERCISE button.

The Rehab Lab exercise search screen

2. Upload your exercise

Clicking the UPLOAD NEW EXERCISE button will open the ADD CUSTOM EXERCISE window, where you can then enter your exercise details.

the Add Custom Exercise window

Enter an exercise title, the description, the sets and repetitions & frequency of the exercise to your liking.

the Add Custom Exercise window

You can also edit the additional exercise information. The additional exercise information is used to categorise exercises into their appropriate body region, joint and exercise type and also add your own keywords to the exercise. These are important as they dictate how your exercise will be found when you search for the exercise in the future.

tip: add specific keywords to your custom exercise so you can easily and quickly find it when you search in the future (e.g. add keywords specific to the muscles being used, the joint movements, the equipment used or even your own name).

the Add Custom Exercise window

3. Upload an image

To do this, click the blue UPLOAD NEW IMAGE button located below the image preview on the left side of the window. This will open your computer's file browser window where you can locate and select the image you wish to upload to replace the exercise's current illustration.

note: If you are using an iPad/tablet, clicking the UPLOAD NEW IMAGE button will prompt you to either select an image from your camera roll or take a photograph with your iPad/tablet's camera.

the Upload New Image button

Once you have selected the image (or taken a photo), the CROP IMAGE window will appear. You can use this window to crop the image to the correct dimensions.

Your image will be cropped to the area displayed inside the blue square: the crop-area. Use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons below the image preview to zoom in or out. You can also use your mouse wheel or screen-pinch function on an iPad/tablet to zoom.

Crop your image

You can use the small blue squares at each corner and side of the crop-area to increase or decrease its size. You can also drag the crop-area around the window. The faded part of the image outside the crop-area will be cropped-out of the image.

Drag the crop-handles and zoom in and out

Once you are happy with your image cropping, click the blue CROP IMAGE button at the bottom-right of the window. This will close the CROP IMAGE window and your cropped image will now be displayed in the image preview on the left of the window.

the Add Custom Exercise window

4. Create your new exercise

Now that you are happy with the text you have entered and the image you have uploaded, click the blue CREATE NEW EXERCISE button at the bottom-right of the window. You have now uploaded a new exercise to your custom exercise database.

the Create New Exercise button

To find your newly added custom exercise in the future, simply select the MY CUSTOM EXERCISES check-box in the SELECT DATABASE search options on the EXERCISE search screen before clicking the SEARCH button.

your new custom exercise

To learn more about searching, editing and deleting custom exercises, click the appropriate link below:

Creating a custom exercise
Editing a custom exercise
Deleting a custom exercise