NEW YORK, October 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Complaints for carpal tunnel syndrome and other wrist conditions have been on the rise since people moved away from their ergonomic workspaces earlier this year. Up to 25% of workers are affected by this condition: 10-20% of manual workers and 5-21% of information workers.
In response, SWORD Health, a leading MSK virtual care provider, is expanding its treatment suite to include a remotely delivered program for carpal tunnel syndrome and other common wrist conditions. The new treatment will give SWORD Health customers the ability to treat up to 53% more of their eligible employees and members than other sensor-based digital MSK solutions.
“Wrist conditions were already debilitating for workers before the pandemic. Now the problem is more urgent and access to safe and effective treatment is more limited,” said Virgílio Bento, CEO of SWORD Health. “This revolutionary new therapy will not only significantly reduce costs for employers and health plans. It will help people live healthier and more productive lives.”
Treatments for wrist conditions are currently limited to surgery and specialist rehabilitation programs, which cost the healthcare system more than $ 2 billion annually. Left untreated, these conditions can have a serious impact on productivity: Carpal tunnel syndrome is responsible for the largest number of lost workdays of all work-related injuries. SWORD Health’s wrist therapy program will allow its members to relieve carpal tunnel and other wrist conditions without surgery or imaging.
The solution extends SWORD Health’s clinical-grade virtual MSK care program, which provides non-invasive relief for chronic and post-surgical conditions of the lower back, shoulder, neck, knee, elbow, hip, of the ankle and lungs through therapeutic exercises, education, behavioral coaching and cognitive behavioral therapy. The programs are delivered by licensed physical therapy physicians and have proven more effective than the gold standard of in-person care.
SWORD Health’s Pulse Therapy Program will be available from December 1, 2020 to US employers and health plans. The company’s comprehensive virtual musculoskeletal care program is currently available to US employers and health plans.
For more information and to register, visit initiatives.swordhealth.com/wrist-relief.
About SWORD Health
SWORD Health is a digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider with a mission to free two billion people from chronic and post-surgical pain. The company’s clinical-grade digital therapy platform pairs expert physical therapists with FDA-listed wearable technology to deliver a personalized treatment plan that’s more effective, simpler, and less expensive than the traditional gold standard of care. SWORD Health believes in the power of people to recover at home, without resorting to imaging, surgery or opioids. Since launching in 2015, SWORD Health has worked with insurers, health systems and employers in the United States, Europe and Australia to make quality physical therapy more accessible to all. Find out more at swordhealth.com.
Resham Parikh SWORD Health [email protected]