Who is the app for?

Our getUBetter app is easy to download and use – Click Here to register and follow the instructions to access your recovery plan.

Our app will also connect you to local services if you need further support or treatment, including physiotherapy.

Is the app easy to use?

Our getUBetter app is easy to download and use – Click Here to register and follow the instructions to access your recovery plan.

It is already being used by many people across the country to effectively self-manage their musculoskeletal condition or injury and help them recover. 

Support is available using the app if you need it – Click Here

Do I have to use the app?

It is a quick, easy, effective and safe way to help you self-manage your musculoskeletal condition or injury and help you recover.  Our physiotherapists encourage you to use it, whether you are currently waiting for treatment or not.

We do recognise that some people cannot or would prefer not to use this type of technology.  Physiotherapy services are still available, and you can access these via your usual route.

Is it safe for me to exercise with my health condition?

Yes – There is overwhelming evidence that exercise and being physically active is essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age whether you have a health condition or not. The most important thing is to find an exercise or physical activity you like so that you stick with it and build up gradually in relation to your current fitness levels.

Are there cures for mental health problems?

It is often more realistic and helpful to find out what helps with the issues you face. Talking, counselling, medication, friendships, exercise, good sleep and nutrition, and meaningful work can all help.

How much sleep should I have?

8 hours is the recommended amount. Although this may differ slightly for individuals, if you are regularly having less than 7 hours then you are part of the sleep deprived population and things have to change for your long-term health and wellbeing.

How do I know if I’m overweight?

The best indicator to find out if you are a healthy weight for your height is to check your body mass index (BMI) and  what steps to take if you are overweight.

Will skipping meals help me lose weight?

No – Eating at regular times during the day, including breakfast, helps burns calories at a faster rate. It also reduces the temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar.

Are there any foods that help arthritis?

There’s no specific food that helps arthritis although some people feel certain foods help reduce their symptoms and may have anti-inflammatory effects. It’s important to have healthy, balanced diet when you have arthritis.

Will an e-cigarette help me stop smoking?

Many people find e-cigarettes, also knowns as vapes, helpful for stopping smoking especially when combined with expert support.  E-cigarettes are not completely risk free but they carry a fraction of the risk of cigarettes

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