ONE app for all common musculoskeletal injury and conditions such as; back, back and leg, neck, knee or shoulder pain.  

Your recovery, prevention and support for one or more conditions.

Our aim is to enable you to trust your recovery, understand when and where to seek help if needed, so help you to prevent and manage and further episodes. Your Healthcare Professionals cannot be with you 24/7 but we can.

The app does the following
1. Provides personalised and tailored recovery which responds to how you are feeling.
2. Supports and guides day-by-day and step-by-step.
3. Connects you to your local healthcare providers, treatment and support services e.g. GP practice, physiotherapy or wellbeing services.

How to get you started
1. Your local Healthcare Provider (e.g. GP practice, Physio or Occupational Health service) will give you the app for a specific problem such as lower back pain, neck pain or knee pain (sometimes more than one),
2. They ask you to provide an email address of your choice,
3. You then download the getUBetter app and register using the email you provided.
4. When you open the app you will be automatically linked to your recovery, prevention and support journey.

For each condition you will have to answer a few questions. These help us keep you safe and guide your recovery. We then provide all the advice, guidance, videos, simple exercises, and a symptom checker to support your day-by-day, end-to-end recovery journey.

This updated app incorporates the “getUBetter – lower back pain” and “Wandsworth Lower back pain” recovery app.

Important information
This app is not a substitute to seeing a Health Professional. If you have any concerns or changing symptoms, please seek help.

The app is suitable for:
New or recent onset of clinical conditions (within 12 weeks)
If you have been advised or choose to self-manage your injury
Whilst you wait for treatment on the NHS, at your Occupational Health or privately (e.g. Physiotherapy)

The app is not suitable for:
Under 18-year olds
People with worsening neurological symptoms (numbness, weakness, problems with bowel or bladder,
People with a known diagnosis such as infection, rheumatological problems, neurological problems, cancer, kidney, fracture, pelvic organ pain.
People that are requiring on going close medical intervention or monitoring
People with very severe, worsening symptoms
Pregnancy related problems.

"This app is brilliant, all the right messages. Will recommend to staff, patients and friends.” Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Important: this app requires access to the internet

Please note: We aim to support you though your recovery journey. Our app is not a substitute for medical assessment or treatment and if at any point you have any concerns please seek medical advice.

What’s New

Version 6.39.5

We have made it even easier to get started.
Minor bug fix's

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

haresy ,

Fantastic recovery system

Getubetter really helped with my recovery, especially on those days when I was unsure of how I should be feeling. The app has a timeline which you can refer back to, and has loads of helpful info about medication, activity and when/if you need to seek additional help. Thankfully I didn't! Now fully recovered and a lot wiser thanks to this app. Highly recommend, a different league to straight 'back exercise' apps and a lot more useful.

CathedralPhysiotherapy, Exeter ,

Brilliant app

This ‘GetUBetter - low back pain’ app is brilliant. It’s giving all the right messages to people suffering from low back pain, and is sure to help guide them through their recovery, or signpost them to see a health professional when required. I will be recommending this app to my staff, patients and friends!

K Schroeder, Bristol ,

Immediate back advice

This app seems to be a useful companion for people with back problems by giving immediate tips & advice that takes into account the various stages of recovery. Well designed and authoritative.


69.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Full access £6.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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