Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) for the Upper Extremity is a powerful clinical reference and teaching tool for any student, clinician or educator involved in the practice or the teaching of manipulative/manual therapy for musculoskeletal disorders. This essential and comprehensive mobile companion provides manipulative techniques for the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand presented in the context of best current evidence for use in treating upper extremity disorders. Each technique has detailed, step by step written instructions as well as corresponding high-quality video demonstration that includes audio instruction (note: the video files download to your device upon installation and therefore do not require an internet connection).

*** This is a large app (due to high quality videos). It may be best to use a wi-fi connection. Or, download on iTunes on your computer and then sync. If there is a problem with the download (app appears to have bugs, doesn't open, etc) then delete and re-download (you won't get charged again).

Summaries of the most recent clinical research involving manipulative therapy are provided for each region (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand) with links to PUBmed abstracts of relevant clinical studies. Additionally a brief summary of the history of manipulative therapy is presented, as well as definitions of terminology.

OMT UE Features:

•Instructions for 50+ orthopaedic manipulative techniques for the upper extremity
•High-quality video demonstration for each technique performed by fellowship trained orthopaedic manual therapists
•Each video includes two angles of the technique being performed. Therefore, there’s no guessing the important or even subtle details of the techniques performance (pause, rewind, forward within the video)
•Each video includes corresponding audio instructions that describe the technique as it’s being performed
•Each technique includes common diagnoses or “indications” for which the technique is typically performed
•Techniques include high-velocity thrust joint manipulations, non-thrust joint mobilizations, muscle stretching and “contract-relax” stretching techniques
•Summaries of the current state of the research on OMT for each upper extremity region (shoulder, elbow and wrist/hand)
•Links to PUBmed abstracts of research on OMT for upper extremity disorders (internet connection required)
•Easily email PUBmed abstracts of the pertinent studies to yourself or colleagues from within the app
•Historical overview of manipulative therapy
•The ability to show video out from the app and display the videos on a larger screens or overhead projector (with the appropriate video out cable from Apple)

If you treat patients with musculoskeletal disorders with conservative manual therapy management strategies, then this app is the perfect companion for you and your practice!

-Osteopathic physicians
-Physical Therapists (Physiotherapists)
-Clinicians managing patients with musculoskeletal conditions
-Medical students, interns, residents, fellows in any of these disciplines
-Educators/Academicians in any of these disciplines
-Anyone interested in manipulative/manual therapy

Complete the series with the SPINE and LOWER EXTREMITY OMT apps!

* Note: Need internet connection to access PUBMed links from within the app. Additionally, as mentioned earlier, the size of the app is significant due to the large number and quality of videos embedded native in this app.

What’s New

Version 3.1.1

Minor update to change icon missed in most recent large update

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Casey MOT ,

Hopeful but disappointing

Well thought out app with great videos. Informative on technique but lacks more detail and insight for therapists in search of more information. Not worth $30. Wish I didn’t purchase.

Developer Response ,

Hi Casey - thanks for this review and I'm very sorry you weren't satisfied with the level of detail. We continuously scour the literature for available updates to the evidence summaries. We also add techniques on an ongoing basis. If you wish, you can reach out directly to us with what changes you'd like to see in the app ( We would love to hear from you! Thanks again for taking the time to share your impression of the app. We are committed to keeping this app up to date and valuable for our users. -Ben

childsjd ,

Terrific clinical app for anyone who uses manual therapy techniques

Clinically Relevant Technologies has done a terrific job assembling an app with a comprehensive library of manual therapy techniques for the upper exetremity. The instructions are very precise, and the evidence summaries are a very useful reminder of the "why", "when", and for "who". The best aspect of the app in my opinion though is the "how", which is provided by the high resolution videos with voice overlay, which makes it easy to replicate the specific hand positions and directions of movement. There is some clunkiness in the user interface, but this is simply due to early stage development and I suspect future revisions will address this. The app does take some time to download due to the high resolution vids (so be sure to download via wifi on your iPad or via iTunes on your computer and then sync...don't use 3G connection), but this is well worth it. The "raw materials" of the app (instructions, videos, research evidence, etc.) are absolutely terrific, and I can use "out of the box" without a hitch. These types of clinical apps from Clinically Relevant Technologies are real game changers for clinicians and educators alike. Great work!

John Childs

Jason&Carolyn Silvernail ,

Comprehensive, outstanding app!

This is a comprehensive application showing a wide variety of manual therapy techniques, with accompanying high quality video. The directions are complete and clear and the video clips (internal to the app and not requiring internet connection to view) are shown at multiple angles for clarity. This is a great resource for teaching and learning at all levels, from the basic student to the advanced clinician. The setup, application, and directions reveal a very high level of precision and skill. You will pay a lot more for videos and books about manipulative therapy, but none are of better quality or done more comprehensively than this.
Great job from a company with a reputation for putting out quality applications and updating them frequently in response to user feedback.
Looking forward to the next app from them and for quality updates to this one!
Well worth it!
Jason Silvernail DPT


Clinically Relevant Technologies
847 MB

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 app.
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