Adding a drawing template with Cliniknote is easy!

Cliniknote’s iPad and web-based application for medical professionals is popular for many reasons, one of which is the ability to upload custom body drawing templates.

In some situations, a picture is worth a thousand words. Digital pain drawings help clinicians understand patient pain and body drawing templates make diagnosis and explanation with your patient a breeze.

For information on how to create a SOAP progress form with Cliniknote, click here.

Treatment note templates that support custom body charts mean that you can write text-based notes and you can draw on diagrams using an iPad, your finger, or a mouse!

This makes it easy to document injuries, Range of Motion (ROM) measurements, and/or progress over time.

If you need to use diagrams or charts when writing clinical notes for your patients, we’ve got you covered. Custom body drawing templates and other customisations are what makes Cliniknote perfect for running your clinic, your way.

This feature allows you to create your own illustrations, which can be helpful whether you are a physiotherapist, chiropractor, doctor, or other allied health professional.

How do I add a drawing template to Cliniknote?

Now that you have logged on and created your user, this feature allows you to continue to conduct your client consultation the way you would with paper. Your Clinic, Your way!

Once you have these, you can

  • easily annotate your charts with arrows, text, or a freehand pen.
  • You can also upload photos of your patient and digitally draw on those images if necessary.
  • Or upload your hand-drawn pictures.

The first step to adding a body drawing template with Cliniknote is to enter into your account by clicking on the dashboard icon and selecting My Account:

This will take you to your account management screen. Hover over the floating plus icon on the bottom right and then click on “New Image Template”.

This will open up the new image template uploader screen. Click on UPLOAD NEW and browse to your image that you want to upload as your template. The image must be in jpg, jpeg or png format. If you have a multi-page template, highlight the files and they will be uploaded as a multipage drawing template.

Your version of Cliniknote will not have any drawing images. Drawing images and templates are individual to your clinic. As mentioned above, converting them to either a jpg, jpeg or png file is necessary to be able to upload it.

Body Chart


I have uploaded a png file for you to use. Click the link and download it onto your computer to use as a New Image Template.

There you have it. You have now easily uploaded your first image to be used for drawing on your iPad app. You can now access this drawing note on the iPad. Once you select a patient and episode, press the plus button and go to “New Drawing Note”

This will take you to all the drawing note templates you have created.

Select the body chart and start drawing!

Try body charts free for 30 days with a Cliniknote free trial.

Or check out our long list of Cliniknote features.

Whether you’re looking for a better way to keep track of your clinic data or want an easier way to engage with colleagues and patients , we think you’ll find that Cliniknote is the perfect solution.

Create a Cliniknote account and try every feature, including all the body drawing template features, free for 30 days. Set up is quick and easy and usually takes less than 15 minutes.

Your practice, your way!


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