ViViRA - for back pain

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About this app

15 minute sessions daily with 4 exercises - as an alternative to physiotherapy. The ViViRA training principles are developed by doctors and are free of charge to patients with back pain.

Medical device for back pain | 100% reimbursable | Available 90 days per prescription | Repeat prescription possible | Official DiGA | Made in Germany

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Simply move
The ViViRA training principles – developed by doctors:

■ 15 minute sessions daily with 4 exercises, detailed guidance via video, audio and text
■ Medical algorithms tailor your training intensity and complexity
■ Visualization of your progression, including activity, pain reduction and mobility
■ Monthly tests of your mobility, strength and coordination
■ PDF progression report for consultations with doctors and therapists

Available free of charge
The ViViRA app is available free of charge as it is a Digital Health Application (DiGA) and is covered by all public health insurances and most private health insurances.

Publicly insured
1. Install the app and register
2. Get a prescription or a proof of diagnosis (sick note, doctor’s letter, or similar) from your doctor.
3. Send prescription or proof of diagnosis to your insurance within 28 days or use our digital prescription service
4. The insurance sends you an activation code
5. Insert the activation code in the app under “profile” and train for 90 days

Bridge your waiting time and begin directly with the 7-day trial training.

Privately insured
Most private insurances cover ViViRA for back pain already. Normally you can use the app as a self-payer and then submit the invoice as normal. Enquire as to how your insurance operates.

Financial aid beneficiaries
The costs are also covered for financial aid beneficiaries with back pain according to § 25 Bundesbeihilfeverordnung [BBhV].

Our patient service is here for you
Telephone: 030-814 53 6868 (Mo-Fr 09:00-18:00)
Directions for use
General terms and conditions

Do you have a prescription? Our cost free prescription service can send it for you to your health insurance.

How ViViRA for back pain works

15 minute sessions daily with 4 exercises
- Train with video, audio and text
- Get step by step guidance before every exercise
- Reminders on the correct execution of your exercises
- Training plans tailored to your back pain

Your feedback counts
- You give ViViRA feedback after every exercise and your responses determine the configuration of the next training
- You can exclude some exercises completely

Medical algorithm
- The medical algorithm of the ViViRA app individualizes your training contents daily
- Your feedback influences the algorithm: it determines the exercise selection, intensity and complexity
- As gently as possible, you are gradually pushed toward your limits with simple exercises

Your progression at a glance
- Your activity history shows you which goals you have reached
- Take a look at charts on pain, mobility, limitations on quality of life and fitness for work
- Create PDF reports for consultation with doctors and therapists

ViViRA is digital physiotherapy for at home
ViViRA offers you targeted training sessions with the goal of reducing back pain.
You can use it to bridge the waiting time before starting physiotherapy, or remedial gymnastics, as an alternative to physiotherapy, or to continue the treatment after finishing physiotherapy.
Updated on
Apr 15, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Health and fitness and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

612 reviews
Sven Ripper
February 2, 2024
3 days in & I continue to be disappointed. The UI is not great, e.g. videos aren't shown full screen. The UX is even worse as a continuous audio guide and countdown per unit would make things a lot more enjoyable and easier. It's standard in the most basic fitness apps. Instead the intro video keeps playing on loop. Feedback regarding completion and discomfort is asked after every exercise, but it's not taken into account as far as I can see, as I keep be presented with the same exercises.
Vivira Health Lab GmbH
March 26, 2024
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties and we would like to talk with you and dive deeper into what you experienced. This helps us to constantly improve the ViViRA App. If you are interested, please contact our customer service:
Jackie T.
May 16, 2021
The app is better than I could expect. After only 1 month I really see the improvement on my well being. I would suggest as an improvement the possibility to change the answers given on the app about pain after an exercise or on the journal: sometimes I added by mistake the wrong answer and it could not be corrected. I would also suggest that the days on which the mobility and strength test are done, it should not contain also the daily set of exercises. It's too tiring. All in all: awesome App
6 people found this review helpful
Jenny Walker
May 23, 2020
So so useful. An absolute godsend if you suffer with pain in any of these areas. It's fantastic knowing that the exercises that are recommended, are based on scientific information. Thank you to Vivira for also making it possible to use the app for free throughout COVID19 crisis.
5 people found this review helpful