Physical Therapy is a competitive field, and you have to prove yourself to win a place on a course, let alone succeed in a career in this field. When the stakes are high, you need to find a way to raise your game and ensure you are learning as efficiently and thoroughly as you can. iFlipTips is a new note-taking app that helps you break large topics down into convenient bite-sized pieces, making them easy to remember and, more importantly, fun to study.
iFlipTips uses a combination of text notes, audio recordings, video and images to help you achieve faster recall and increased retention, while cutting down the amount of time you have to spend studying. The app is divided into two sections, which aid your learning in different ways.
iTips-Ideas cards help you build your knowledge and understanding of a subject. Once you’re ready to test what you know, you can create a set of iFlipCards, which contain a ‘question’ side, and an ‘answer’ side. This can help you identify gaps in your knowledge before you hand in an assignment or take an exam, and is a valuable tool in a competitive environment. The combination of iTips-Ideas cards and iFlipCards can help you prepare for important events like the National Physical Therapy Examination. (
Both iTips-Ideas cards and iFlipCards allow you to make notes using text, images, audio and video. Not only does this give you faster recall of information, but it means the app also caters for different learning styles. Whether you find it easiest to learn by reading, watching, doing or hearing, the iFlipTips app gives you the opportunity to explore which learning style suits you best, and each different medium can be used for different purposes.
The integrated camera function can be helpful for taking pictures of anatomy diagrams, or nutrition charts. You can use the audio recorder to record lectures, ensuring you don’t miss out on any valuable information. When you start doing clinical internships, the video function could be useful to help you see how you interact with patients, although you will need to check the clinic’s confidentiality policy before recording your sessions.
Physical Therapy is a dense, complex subject, and you can use the folder system to organize your notes into different categories. You might want to create folders based on major areas of Physical Therapy, such as anatomy, pharmacology, and nutrition. You can also create separate folders for continuing professional development notes, making a new folder for each CPD course you take.
Even when you graduate, iFlipTips can still help you in your developing your career. Creating a separate folder for each patient, you can create a new ‘flashcard’ per visit, documenting symptoms and treatment using any of the four mediums that are appropriate. Filing patient notes in this manner means you can access them easily at a later date, and keep a simple yet effective record of the patient’s ailments and treatment.