July 21, 2020
New research demonstrated that patients using a digital treatment for nonspecific low back pain report significantly stronger pain reduction compared to their peers receiving the standard of care.
The cluster-randomized study, published in the Journal of Pain Research, compared patients using traditional treatment methods to those using a digital program called Rise-uP, which combined electronic...
May 14, 2020
The future of physical therapy could be getting a lot more virtual. A recent study published in JMIR found that participants using Hinge Health’s digital exercise-therapy program decreased their pain by more than two-thirds.
“Hinge Health is the first digital MSK company to publish a peer-reviewed large-scale study,” Dr. Jeffrey Krauss, the chief medical officer at Hinge Health, said in a...
February 27, 2020
This morning digital physical therapy program Sword Health announced that it scored $9 million in the second phase of its Series A funding round, which brings the round's total to $17 million. Khosla Ventures led with participation from Founders Fund, Green Innovations, Lachy Groom, Vesalius Biocapital and Faber Ventures.
This news comes roughly a year after the startup announced the $8 million...
November 12, 2019
Last week Reflexion Health launched its new digital physical therapy platform HelloPT. Users of the new tool can access licensed physical therapists via telehealth and recovery plans. The tool will be sold to health plans and self-insured employers for their members.
Patients start off by choosing what body parts are injured. Next they are asked to fill out a short survey. The tool then gives...
September 17, 2019
This morning digital physical therapy company Kaia Health announced an $8 million funding round led by United Health’s venture arm Optum Ventures. This comes seven months after the company announced that it scored $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital.
WHAT THEY DO
Kaia Health got its start with a digital physical therapy platform for back pain, which guides users...
April 30, 2019
This morning BetterPT, a digital platform that connects patients and doctors to physical therapists, raised $5 million in Series A financing. 5Lion Ventures led the round with participation from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and ID Fund.
WHAT THEY DO
The New York-based startup helps patients find physical therapists in their area using a mobile app. After a user searches for clinics in...
April 16, 2019
Digital physical therapy company Sword Health has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures, with additional participation from unnamed angel investors. The round brings Sword Health's total funding to more than $15 million, according to the company, including a $4.6 million seed round in April of last year. Founded in Portugal, the company now has offices in New York...
March 4, 2019
Sword Health has highlighted data from two recently published studies indicating that its artificial intelligence-powered digital physical therapy tool more effectively improved recovery among patients recuperating from total knee arthroplasty.
Both investigations were conducted by researchers with affiliations with the Portuguese company, and suggest that the intervention could improve patient...
January 17, 2019
This morning telemedicine provider Teladoc Health announced the launch of its new back pain treatment program, Teladoc Back Care. The service will let users access digital videos and exercise programs, which target lower back pain.
In order to create the program, the telemedicine company teamed up with Telespine, a digital health company specifically focused on back health. This new program...
July 16, 2018
To expand beyond the small- and mid-size employer market, digital physical therapy, telehealth, and patient engagement platform Physitrack has launched two new enterprise-focused offerings for new or current customers.
The first of these, called PhysiApp 2.0, is a revamp of the company’s patient-facing physical therapy app that is better suited for long-term treatment and guided patient education...