Physio self-management

  • getUBetter App 

    Do you have a joint or muscle problem?

    Please use the free NHS getUBetter app designed and written by your local clinicians in Derby & Derbyshire ICB.

    It offers local tips, advice, and exercises tailored to you and your stage of recovery.

    Instant access
    Easy to use
    Safe and effective

    Your healthcare professionals cannot be with you 24/7, but getUBetter can.

    Why is self-care important?

    Most musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and conditions can be treated at home and get better without the need for a specialist appointment. getUBetter gives you the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to improve your MSK health and lifestyle.

    What is getUBetter?

    getUBetter is a safe and effective way to help you self-manage your injury or condition at home, work, and on the move.

    The app covers a range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, including:

    Back & Leg
    Soft Tissue Injury (Lower Limb)
    Upper Limb Tendinopathy
    Lower Limb Tendinopathy

    It is designed to help you trust your recovery, live and work well.

    Who is getUBetter for?

    Anyone 18 or over who needs help with a joint or muscle problem.

    What will I get?

    Instant and 24/7 access to a personalised programme
    Easy-to-follow self-progression exercises
    Daily tips and local guidance from day one
    Advice on where to seek help when needed
    Access to local treatments and services

    What are the next steps?

    Follow the link to access your local health service, then select your GP practice, as well as the condition you’d like support with. Enter your email
    getUBetter – Request Access

    Download the getUBetter app and sign up using the same email address
    Follow the instructions in the app to access your local support pathway
    Log in and follow your programme regularly to improve your MSK health
    If you need further help getting started, watch our videos (GetUBetter get startedGetUBetter How it works) or get in touch with one of our team:

    The app is not suitable for:

    Under 18-year-olds
    People with worsening neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness, or problems with bowel or bladder
    People diagnosed with an infection, rheumatological problems, neurological issues, cancer, kidney, fracture, and pelvic organ pain
    People that are requiring an ongoing close medical attention
    People with very severe, worsening symptoms
    Pregnancy-related problems