Back and neck exercises

The following apps for back exercises have been reviewed. These apps are best used under the guidance of your physiotherapist or doctor.

App Features Clinical review

Physitrack and PhysiApp apps

Physitrack and PhysiApp are companion apps for home exercises. Physitrack is the clinician portal and PhysiApp is the patient portal.


An app to help prevent and treat back and neck pain.

  • Guided workouts
  • Exercise videos
  • Available from Google Play and App Store
  • Cost: $4.99 (NZ)
  • Read more about SpineWise


An app for anybody wanting to prepare for and recover from hip, knee, hand or foot surgery.

  • Education and information
  • Videos
  • Available from Google Play 
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about PocketPhysio

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Self-Care app

An app to provide information for the self-management of back, neck, all upper limb and all lower limb joint pain or stiffness.


Back to Action app

An app with an exercise programme for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

  • Exercises
  • Education and information
  • Available from Google Play 
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about Back to Action app

PT Timer

Timer and counter app for physical therapy to keep track of your exercise and assist you by counting reps and sets.

  • Counter
  • Diary and tracking
  • Available from App store
  • Cost: Paid (Free 1 week trial)
  • Read more about PT Timer

Other apps you may find useful 

  • Pain management apps: Apps that can support you to manage your pain. Some apps provide education while some have a pain diary for you to keep track of your symptoms. Read more about pain management apps
  • Sleep apps: Some help you track your sleep habits, similar to a sleep diary, and help you develop good sleep routines, while others try to assist you to fall asleep by using calming visual graphics and relaxing music. Read more about sleep apps.
  • Breathing, meditation and mindfulness apps: These apps teach you about breathing, meditation and mindfulness techniques. This can help reduce tension, stress and anxiety. Read more about breathing, meditation and mindfulness apps.


Related topics

Back pain
Chronic pain | Mamaenga roa
Ankylosing spondylitis
Physiotherapy apps
NZ Health App Library
Consumer guide: how to choose a health app
Clinicians guide: how to choose a health app

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