Care UK's free Pocket Physio app is an easy to use guide to the physiotherapy exercises you need to do to prepare for, and recover from, hip or knee replacement surgery as well as foot and hand surgery.

The app provides videos and text instructions on pre- and post-operative physio exercises, enabling you to establish a strong exercise regime before surgery that you can also continue afterwards, helping you to make a speedy recovery. You can even plan your own physio exercise regime using the reminder function.

Pocket Physio includes advice on hip precautions, breathing exercises, self-assessment, managing pain, and walking with a frame or crutches. There are also techniques to make dressing, bathing and getting in and out of vehicles easier as you recuperate.

Pocket Physio is provided for free by Care UK, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of health and social care services. Care UK works closely with the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare services, reducing waiting times and giving the patient a greater level of choice.

Care UK delivers more than 50 dedicated NHS services throughout the UK. We treat more than a million patients every year and we use the same governance and accountability procedures and standards and measures of success as the NHS.

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

Updates to Exercises content and videos.
Fixes for Reminders functionality.
Updates to Information content.
Updates to the Contact.
New about app information section.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Juicieju ,

Limited but ok

I'd suggest adding a 'my exercises' section so that you can remember the ones you need that week or fortnight.

I'd also suggest linking the exercises to the reminders
I.e. X date, y time, heel raises and ...
I'd also add daily reminders setting.

Lastly, I'd include a count function that is linked to the 'my exercises' section to help people keep track of their reps.

w/3df ,

Needs some attention

There is some good information here and it is very useful to see the exercises demonstrated through the videos. What is annoying though is that the videos do not always work; you wait for nothing to happen or a blank screen can appear. Other reviewers have drawn attention to this but the errors are still there.



Do not install this app at all. It is completely useless and potentially dangerous. As an app, the buttons do not work when you need them to and the information is horrendous. Listen to your physiotherapist, not these independent organisations.


75.8 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
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