MSK Physio App

MSK Physio App is an innovative app for physiotherapists created by Johnson Physio. It is aimed at physiotherapists working in musculoskeletal outpatients and contains information about:

o  General info:

  • planes
  • axis of movement
  • terms of relation

o  Joints - each joint has it's own page which contains information about:

  • type of joint
  • range of movement
  • capsular pattern
  • close and loose packed positions
  • muscles that act on the joint
  • convex/concave rule for the joint

o  Muscles - split into upper limb, lower limb and spinal/trunk and contains information about:

  • origin
  • insertion
  • innervation
  • action

o  Ligaments - split into each joint and contains information about:

  • attachments
  • function

o  Special tests - describes what is being tested, how to perform the test and positive result for:

  • each joint
  • proprioception
  • coordination
  • balance
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • cervical artery dysfunction

o  Neuro:

  • dermatomes and peripheral nerve innervation
  • myotomes
  • reflexes
  • special tests
  • neurodynamic testing

o  Red flags, yellow flags and special questions for general health

o  Abbreviations

o  References


The app is not intended to replace text books but to be a handy revision aid. It has been designed for students, newly-qualified or rotational physiotherapists working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. It may also be useful for any healthcare professional who works in the musculoskeletal speciality.


Available now on the App Store and Google Play: