Here’s today’s snapshot of the currently most popular, top selling apps in the AppStore’s “medical category” of apps. This list is, for the most part, targeting healthcare professionals much more so than the apps in our last round up. Interesting to note that these are paid apps, while the last one was free, which might provide one explanation. The majority of these apps seem to have been designed with the clinician or medical student in mind — these are apps that can be used as a quick medical reference for health professionals or as a teaching tool for care provider discussing health issues with patients.
1) Muscle Trigger Points
This app features visuals of common trigger points in over 70 muscles and explains how different areas of the body might be affected by muscle tightness. From the company: “great for massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, or anyone wanting to discovery the source of muscular pain, and learn about muscle function.” Though it might not necessarily be a useful learning tool for professionals, we do agree that the app could be helpful in demonstrating to patients the origin of their pain and explaining how the muscles work together.