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How do I use Rx Box® Clinician?
Rx Box® Clinician is easy to use. Many clinicians discover they can use it effectively simply by starting it up and following the easy to understand screen directions. There are two basic modes of use, or ‘paths’, in Rx Box® Clinician: 1) Clinician Information & Utilities and 2) Rx Box® Patient Demo. We encourage all first-time users to read these frequently asked questions before beginning the program.

 

What is ‘Clinician Information & Utilities’?
Users are given two general options immediately upon opening Rx Box® Clinician. These options, or ‘paths’ through the application, are presented in the Welcome window and consist of: 1) Clinician Information & Utilities and 2) Rx Box® Patient Demo.

Selecting Clinician Information & Utilities allows you to peruse Rx Box® related information, install the application, organize and select video clips for presentation, and print home programs. If the intent is to demonstrate Rx Box® Patient, do not make this selection.

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What is ‘Rx Box® Patient Demo’?
Users are given two general options immediately upon opening Rx Box® Clinician. These options, or ‘paths’ through the application, are presented in the Welcome window and consist of: 1) Clinician Information & Utilities and 2) Rx Box® Patient Demo.

Selecting Rx Box® Patient Demo allows you to demonstrate exactly what to expect when using Rx Box® Patient. Patients or staff can be introduced to navigational elements, appearance, and concepts involved in the first or subsequent use of Rx Box® Patient. Buttons and links related to installation or the reading of information (e.g. Help) are inactive.

 

What is a clip number?
Every video clip has a corresponding clip number. This number represents an exercise or procedure that is prescribed as part of a home program. These numbers are always located next to a title when presented within Rx Box® and can also be found on various title lists (e.g. clinic pack, clinic flyer, printed from Clinician Information, downloaded from iTherapies.com). Clip numbers are matched to specific exercises and transcribed onto the back of the Rx Box® Patient disc paper sleeve (Rx sticker) or, if a program is being updated, onto a Rx pad.

Clinicians use these same numbers with Rx Box® Clinician when organizing and referencing videos for demonstrations or presentations.

 

Can I skip creating a list of clip numbers?
Yes. The only consequence of skipping the creation of a list is that no clips are saved in the My Clips area. You can edit an existing list at any time, even if it contains no clips.

 

Can I edit a list of clip numbers?
Yes, there are two ways to do this. If you are currently interacting with video click on ‘Menu’ located at the upper left portion of the screen, then click the ‘Edit My Clips’. This would open the now familiar ‘My Clips’ window and allow editing of your list. If you choose ‘Back to Welcome’ from the ‘Menu’, and then select the Clinician Information & Utilities path, you are given the opportunity to change an existing list at that time. Rx Box® Clinician does not save clip numbers once the application is quit.

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Should I install Rx Box® Clinician?
Yes. Installing Rx Box® Clinician on your computer is simple and fast. Doing this will improve the application’s performance and its video playback quality. Rx Box® can be operated without being installed by clicking the Skip Install button when the Install option is presented. You will be given this option every time Rx Box® Clinician is opened until it has been installed.


What is QuickTime®?
QuickTime® is an application that plays video on your computer. It must be present for you to watch video clips with Rx Box ®Clinician. During the installation process, Rx Box® Clinician checks for the presence of QuickTime® and, if necessary, automatically provides you the option to install a current version on your computer. Even if you choose not to install Rx Box® Clinician, you must install QuickTime in order to watch video.

 

What is ‘My Clips’?
My Clips’ is where lists of video clips are entered, saved, and displayed for use. Patients use this area for maintaining and updating a list of clips you have prescribed. Clinicians can use this area to bookmark clips for demonstration or presentation purposes. This area has a maroon colored window with a tab labeled ‘My Clips’.

 

What is ‘All Clips’?
‘All Clips’ is the area where all Rx Box® video clips are stored and displayed. Patients can only browse this area and should do so only under clinician supervision. You cannot watch video using Rx Box® Patient within ‘All Clips’. Using Rx Box® Clinician, however, you can watch any clip displayed within ‘All Clips’. This area has a maroon colored window with a tab labeled ‘All Clips’.

 

What is thumbnail display?
The rectangular window below the main viewer (large, square window where video clips play) has four rounded tabs attached to the top of it. The left two tabs are labeled ‘My Clips’ and ‘All Clips’. Clicking on the ‘My Clips’ tab opens the window that displays your list of saved clips. The first time you open ‘My Clips’, your clips are displayed as small pictures called thumbnails. Each thumbnail has a corresponding clip number in the upper left hand corner.
You can change how clips display, from thumbnails to a list of titles in the ‘Menu’. First click on ‘Menu’ located at the upper left portion of the screen. Then click on the ‘Display Clips as: Title List’ option. A check mark appears to the left of this option and the thumbnails change to a list of titles.

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What is title list display?
Clips can also display as a list of titles in ‘My Clips’ or ‘All Clips’. Title list display may allow you to scan and select from a group of clips more quickly, especially when in ‘All Clips’. To change from the thumbnail display, click on ‘Menu’ located at the upper left portion of the screen, then click on the ‘Display Clips as: Title List’ option. A check mark appears to the left of this option and the thumbnails change to a list of titles. Change back to thumbnail display using the same procedure.


How do I watch a clip?
Video clips play in the large, top window that looks like a TV screen. This is the main viewer. A control panel attached to the bottom of the viewer allows you to interact with clips. The control panel’s buttons are similar to that of a common remote control. The middle, triangle-shaped button is ‘Play’; click it and the currently selected clip (highlighted and displayed in the main viewer) will start playing. Notice that a new window called ‘Notes’ opens at the bottom of the screen. This window contains text from the video narrative. To pause or stop a clip, click the button on the control panel with side-by-side vertical bars.
You can also play a clip by clicking a thumbnail once if it is already selected, or twice if it is not.

 

What is ‘Notes’?
The far right maroon-colored tab attached to the bottom rectangular window is labeled ‘Notes’. This area contains information associated to each clip including ‘Clip Instructions’ and ‘Clip Notes’. ‘Notes’ functions and presents identically in Rx Box® Clinician and Rx Box® Patient. The text is scripted for the patient. Use it as a tool for teaching and prescribing Mulligan Home Exercise.
The ‘Notes’ tab may be clicked at anytime to access this information. You can skip through ‘Clip Instructions or ‘Clip Notes’ one at a time by clicking either of the buttons that appear as overlapping triangles on the control panel.

 

What are ‘Clip Instructions’?
The ‘Notes’ window opens automatically when playback of a clip is initiated. This window defaults to display text from the clip’s audio narration. These are ‘Clip Instructions’ describing how to perform an exercise, scripted for a general audience. You can open the ‘Notes’ window at any time to read ‘Clip Instructions’. First, select the clip’s thumbnail or title you wish to read about, click on the ‘Notes’ tab, and then on the ‘Clip Instructions’ button. Skip through ‘Clip Instructions’ as detailed in the previous question. ‘Clip Instructions’ are included with the printable patient handouts. This is the only way to print ‘Clip Instructions’.

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What are ‘Clip Notes’?
‘Clip Notes’ contains additional information about a particular exercise. This includes recommended equipment, purpose of an exercise, helpful reminders, and orientation. They are scripted for a general audience and made available as an additional tool for prescribing Mulligan Home Exercise. You can read ‘Clip Notes’ at anytime. First, select the clip’s thumbnail or title you wish read about, click on the ‘Notes’ tab, and then on the ‘Clip Notes’ button. Skip through ‘Clip Notes’ as detailed in the question ‘What is Notes?’.

 

How do I control audio volume?
The speaker-like button on the far right of the main viewer’s control panel allows you to adjust volume. A small slider appears when you click this button. Click and hold the slider’s vertical bar, and without releasing your mouse, move it right to increase or to the left to decrease volume. Volume of audio playback cannot be increased beyond your system’s setting.

 

How do I select a different clip to watch?
There are three ways to select a different clip to watch. First, from an open ‘My Clips’ or ‘All Clips’ window simply click on the thumbnail or title that represents the clip you wish to watch.

Second, if a clip has just finished playing, your open window is ‘Notes’. To select a different clip, click on the ‘My Clips’ or ‘All Clips’ tab and select a thumbnail or title.

Third, if a clip has just finished playing, your open window is ‘Notes’. Click once on the ‘Skip’ or ‘Back’ buttons on the main viewer’s control panel. ‘Skip’ and ‘Back’ are the buttons that look like two overlapping triangles. To work properly, only click these buttons once; do not click and hold. You will be navigating through ‘My Clips’ or ‘All Clips’, depending on where you last came from.

 

How do I automatically repeat the same clip?
Rx Box® lets you automatically repeat one of your video clips in ‘My Clips’ or ‘All Clips’. To do this, locate the two side-by-side arrows at the bottom right of the main viewer. Clicking on the arrows will open a box that contains two small squares and the following text: ‘Repeat One’ and ‘Repeat All’. If you move your mouse over the ‘Repeat One’ square and click once, any clip you play (or are currently playing) will repeat until you click this box again or quit Rx Box®.
If ‘Repeat One’ is active, one of the two arrows appears white. Rx Box® Patient only has an active repeat function available in ‘My Clips’.

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How do I automatically play every clip?
Rx Box® lets you automatically play all your video clips in ‘My Clips’ or ‘All Clips’. To do this, locate the two side-by-side arrows at the bottom right of the main viewer. Clicking on the arrows will open a box that contains two small squares and the following text: ‘Repeat One’ and ‘Repeat All’. If you move your mouse over the ‘Repeat All’ square and click once, all clips saved in ‘My Clips’ will play, one after another, until you click this box again or quit Rx Box®.

If ‘Repeat All’ is active, both arrows appear white. Rx Box® Patient only has an active repeat function available in ‘My Clips’.

 

How do I print patient handouts?
You must choose the Clinician Information & Utilities path from the opening Welcome menu to print patient handouts. Once you are watching and interacting with video, handouts can be printed. First, select the exercise you wish to print from ‘My Clips’ or ‘All Clips’. The exercise is selected if it displays in the main viewer. Once properly selected, click on ‘Menu’ located in the upper left portion of the screen. Clicking on ‘Print Current Clip’ will open a print dialog box.
Not all exercises have an associated handout. For example, you cannot print handouts from common mistake clips. There are thirty-one total printable handouts. Install or reinstall your printer’s driver if the printed image appears strange (e.g. reversed or cut in half).

 

How do I return to the Welcome Menu?
Click on ‘Menu’ located at the upper left portion of the screen, then click on the ‘Back to Welcome’ option. If you are in the Clinician Information & Utilities path you are returned to the opening screen where Rx Box® Patient Demo can be selected or you can proceed through Clinician Information & Utilities again.

If you are in the Rx Box® Patient Demo path and click on ‘Back to Welcome’ from the menu, you return to the first step in the Demo. To exit the Demo you must click the textual link that states: ‘Click here to exit Rx Box® Patient Demo’. This link is located at the top center or right center portion of the screen.

 

Can I turn off the Rx Box® disclaimer?
The disclaimer that reads: ‘Perform only those exercises prescribed by your clinician’, is operational only in the Rx Box® Patient Demo path. You cannot turn this off.

 

How do I exit Rx Box® Patient Demo?
If you are in the Rx Box® Patient Demo path and click on ‘Back to Welcome’ from the menu, you return to first step in the Demo. To exit the Demo you must click the textual link that states: ‘Click here to exit Rx Box® Patient Demo’. This link is located at the top center or right center portion of the screen. Clicking this link returns you to the opening Welcome screen where Clinician Information & Utilities or a different Demo (First versus Subsequent use) can be selected.

 

How do I quit Rx Box® Clinician?
Either click on ‘Quit’ located at the upper right portion of the screen or use familiar OS key commands.

 

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