MSK

Kaia Health
By  Sara Mageit 04:33 am April 28, 2021
New York-based Kaia Health has completed a €62 million ($75m) Series C funding round to expand clinical capabilities and treatment services for Musculoskeletal (MSK) and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care in the US and Europe. The total raised to date is €103 million ($125m), and was led by an unnamed growth equity fund with support from existing investors, including Optum Ventures...
Omada MSK program
By  Laura Lovett 12:15 pm April 14, 2021
Chronic care management company Omada Health is rolling out a new tool that uses computer vision technology to help physical therapists virtually measure a patient's movement and range of motion. The new technology will be integrated into Omada's musculoskeletal (MSK) services and will be able to provide therapists and patients with a set of longitudinal data. Omada CEO Sean Duffy said that PTs...
By  Dave Muoio 01:34 pm March 9, 2021
Digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care triple-unicorn Hinge Health today announced the upcoming acquisition of Enso, the maker of an eponymous non-invasive electrical nerve stimulation device for pain relief. Hinge Health did not disclose the terms of the deal or its impact on Enso employees, but a representative told MobiHealthNews that the purchase is set to close "within weeks." The Enso device is...
By  Dave Muoio 03:01 pm March 2, 2021
Online musculoskeletal (MSK) treatment provider SpineZone announced late last week a $12 million Series A funding round. Polaris Partners and Providence Ventures led the round, which also saw support from Martin Ventures. WHAT IT DOES SpineZone's MSK services combine guided exercise programs, assessments and coaching, with the option of in-person care. Patients who are referred through primary...
A product shot of Upright's digital MSK offering.
By  Dave Muoio 02:01 pm January 27, 2021
DarioHealth announced today that it is expanding its digital chronic-disease-management business beyond diabetes and hypertension with the purchase of Upright Technologies, a musculoskeletal (MSK) health company that specializes in connected posture correction devices and digital coaching. The deal is expected to close on or around February 7, and will run DarioHealth $31 million to complete the...
By  Dave Muoio 02:41 pm January 8, 2021
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information and quotes from Hinge Health. Hinge Health, a San Francisco company tackling musculoskeletal (MSK) health through digital programs with live virtual sessions, has wrapped up a $300 million Series D round that places its total value at $3 billion, according to a recent announcement. The "heavily oversubscribed" round was led by...
Executives sign a contract
By  Dave Muoio 02:19 pm December 2, 2020
Physitrack, a London-based provider of digital physical therapy and patient engagement technology, is kicking off an M&A push with news that it has purchased one of its primary competitors. Physitrack CEO and cofounder Henrik Molin told MobiHealthNews that the company has acquired Physiotools, a Finnish company that got its start selling physical therapy books, but over the years shifted its...
A woman massages her sore back
By  Dr. Liz Kwo 11:12 am October 30, 2020
About the author: Dr. Liz Kwo is currently the staff VP of clinical data analytics at Anthem and a faculty lecturer at Harvard Medical School who previously cofounded and served as CEO of telemedicine second opinion company InfiniteMD. She received an MD from Harvard Medical School, an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Digital health...
By  Laura Lovett 03:26 pm 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...
By  Dave Muoio 03:57 pm May 19, 2020
Digital chronic-disease-program company Omada Health is leaping into musculoskeletal care thanks to its acquisition of Physera, an app-based platform that includes remote consultations with physical therapists. Although the deal was announced today, Omada said it will "immediately" begin offering the MSK program to its employer, health plan and individual customers. “Integrating a digital...