Joint or Muscle Problem

Do you have a joint or muscle problem?

Please use the FREE getUBetter app designed and written by your local clinicians in Somerset. 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…

  • Back
  • Back & Leg
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Sprains and Strains – Leg
  • Upper Limb Tendinopathy
  • Lower Limb Tendinopathy

…and 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


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.


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.

Download the getUBetter app and sign up using the same email address.