Protectometer 12+


Designed for iPad

    • 2.0 • 3 Ratings
    • $9.99

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The Protectometer App is a revolutionary pain treatment tool based on the latest findings in pain science research.

The Protectometer helps you deeply understand your pain and discover all the many factors (often surprising things) that contribute to why you hurt. Whether you are experiencing ongoing back pain, neck pain, shoulder or knee pain, headaches, or have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or any other chronic pain state, the Protectometer App will help reduce your pain.

From the people that brought you the best-selling books Explain Pain and The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer, the Protectometer App is both an immersive application and an educational eBook containing a comprehensive explanation of why you hurt based on your 'personal pain formula'.

You will have pain when there is 'more credible evidence of danger to your body than credible evidence of safety' - this is your 'personal pain formula'. Nearly anything can provide credible evidence of danger, we calls these 'DIMs' (Danger In Me) - the diagnosis you have been given, the words you say, seeing your X-ray or scans, biological processes occurring in your body, even the people you meet and the places you go. But you can counter DIMs by finding 'SIMs' (Safety In Me) - these are the things that make you feel stronger, better, healthier and more confident.

By using the Protectometer App you will:
* Uncover your DIMs and SIMs
* Recognise your DIM/SIM balance and understand why you are hurting
* Take Challenges to reduce the power of the DIMs in your life
* Undertake carefully designed tasks to find more SIMs and reduce your pain
* Track your progress over time
* Know how to 'power up' therapies, especially movement and exercise


While every effort is made by Noigroup (Neuro Orthopaedic Institute Australasia / NOI) to ensure that accurate information is disseminated through this App, Noigroup makes no representation about the content and suitability of this information for any purpose.

It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

Noigroup disclaims all warranties with regard to this information, including all implied warranties or merchantability and fitness. In no event shall Noigroup be liable for any special indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of income or profits or personal injury, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising in connection with the use or performance of this App.

What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- On First Load - Display reading section
- Add Back button to screens
- Assess memory management in reading section

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

che_A ,

Poor execution

Seems like a useful tool, but very poor execution. Not intuitive to use + poor instructions, crashes every 1-2 minutes during use, screen randomly rotates so that keyboard hides where you are typing, "buttons" glitchy. It stresses me out to use this and I'm irritated that I spent $10 on an app that is almost unusable.

Lars007 ,

Great concept, but buggy

I love the Explain Pain book and purchased this app to help me apply what I learned in the book. The app is beautiful and would have been great, except for one major issue: DIMs and SIMs that I added seemingly randomly disappeared. I have noticed it after having added quite a few SIMs under a specific category (like “People in your life”) and then coming back to find that half of them are no longer there, almost as if the more recently added SIMs overwrote the one added earlier (getting me in trouble with my wife, not seeing herself on the list, even though I know I added her...).

I cannot find any place in the app for contacting support, which is why I provide the details here - hopefully the app is supported and still maintained...

For now I will use a Word document or spread sheet for listing my DIMs and SIMs and use the app for the challenges only.

App Privacy

The developer, noigroup, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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