How do I use Force?
Please note that Force can only provide technical support for your Force program. For any clinical questions, you should contact your Care Team using Force Messages or by calling your Care Team.
Force Therapeutics is an online care plan prescribed to you by your doctor.
Your Care Plan provides you with educational and exercise materials handpicked by your doctor to help you recover from surgery or an injury. It also lets you stay connected with your Care Team throughout your recovery.
When using a computer to access Force, take a look at the dark grey sidebar to the left of your screen. You will see several tabs: Home, Videos, Messages, Health Profile, Exercise Log, Progress, and Tech Support.
An overview of each tab is below:
Your "Home" page consists of two sections: your To-Do List and your Timeline.
- To-Do List
Each time you login to Force, you will be directed to your To-Do List.
Your To-Do List will populate with various exercises and Care Instructions that you can view. These exercises and Care Instructions will become available to you at the time when they are most relevant to you in your recovery.
Clicking on any task in your To-Do List will bring you directly to the corresponding video or PDF. If you click on the light grey box to the left of each task, it will be checked off as completed. Some tasks will only be checked off once you view them.
Your Timeline can be found at the top of the page, next to your To-Do List. It provides a general overview of your Care Plan. You can use it to review old materials prescribed to you in Force (click on "See Past Events" to do so), as well as get a glimpse of what is to come.
The "Videos" page consists of two sections: your Daily Exercises and your Care Instructions.
- Daily Exercises
Your Daily Exercises are exercises that your Care Team has prescribed you for a given period of time. Each exercise has instructions on how to perform it, how often, and any additional instructions.
2. Care Instructions
Your Care Instructions can be found at the top of the Videos page, next to your Daily Exercises. Care Instructions are primarily educational resources. These might include instructions on how to manage your medication or how to manage pain.
Feel free to explore your Videos library to view any resources that are currently available to you. This library will update with new materials as you move throughout your recovery.
You will receive an email notification from Force each time there is new material available to view. These new materials can also be found in your To-Do List upon logging into Force.
The "Messages" page will direct you to your messaging system. If your organization has this feature enabled, you can use it to communicate with your Care Team to address any clinical concerns, as well as send photos and videos of your progress.
If your organization does not have this feature enabled, you will see instructions for other ways to contact your Care Team directly.
NOTE: This feature is not meant for technical support issues. Please contact email@example.com if you are experiencing any technical difficulties on Force.
Your Health Profile provides your Care Team with important demographic and medical information, and serves as an overview of your medical records within Force.
Your profile has 4 sections:
- Account Info: email address, profile picture, etc
- Personal Info: height, race, etc
- Medical Info: self-reported medical history
- Procedure Info: pre-op pain, etc.
You will be asked to fill out your Health Profile when you first login to Force, and can edit it at any time.
For instructions on how to complete your Health Profile, click here.
The "Exercise Log" is primarily meant for your own record-keeping. Many patients use it to keep track of the Force exercises they complete on a given day, as well as any additional activity they might perform, including walking, cycling, or swimming.
Please note that your exercise log is for your own purposes to track the exercises that have been prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will not keep track of your exercise log entries.
If you would like to share any progress updates with your Care Team, please use Force Messages or call their office.
For detailed instructions on how to use your Exercise Log, click here.
Your "Progress" tab provides a brief look into where you are in your Recovery Timeline. It also provides Force engagement information, including your number of logins, how many videos you have watched, and a graph of your Pain History.
If you are using a handheld device, like an iPhone or an Android, you can enable Step Tracking. Your Step Count History can be found under this tab as well.
Clicking on Tech Support brings you to our support website outside of Force. On this site, you can find answers to frequently asked questions, as well as step-by-step instructions for how to use each feature on Force.
By clicking on "Click here to go back to Force" at the bottom of each page, you will be directed back to the Force website.
Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have, or click on "Contact Us" below.