A Step in Time: A Feasibility Study of a Mobile App for Measuring Mobility after Massage

  • Grace, Sandra (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Engel, Roger (Chief Investigator)
  • Bradbury, Joanne (Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Feasibility trial.

Layman's description

This study investigates the feasibility of using a digital outcome measure (a smartphone app) to test the effectiveness of natural therapy interventions in practice. This is the first of a three-stage project designed to generate a large body of evidence for the effectiveness of natural therapy interventions. The current study (Stage 1) aims to assess the feasibility of an existing mobile app to measure walking pace after massage therapy in clients with osteoarthritis.

Key findings

Feasibility for recruitment (practitioner & client)
Changes in walking pace following intervention
Short titleA Step in Time
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/12/21