SWORD Health Joins Welltok’s Connect Partner Ecosystem to Address Growing Needs for Virtual Pain Therapy
SWORD Health, a leading virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider, today announced a partnership with Welltok, the consumer activation platform, to help make clinical-grade virtual MSK care more accessible to Americans in pain. As employers increasingly seek virtual healthcare solutions, this partnership makes it easier for them to find and provide the best and most comprehensive remote services to help keep their employees healthy and reduce healthcare costs.
“Employers have been paying billions for medical procedures to help their employees battle musculoskeletal pain and stay well,” said Virgilio Bento, CEO of SWORD Health. “Our partnership with Welltok can not only help employers realize massive cost savings, it will help their employees find relief and stay productive during a time when work-from-home injuries are on the rise and in-person care for musculoskeletal conditions is more limited than ever.”
SWORD Health takes the gold standard for musculoskeletal (MSK) care – therapeutic exercise and education – and adapts it for the way we live today. It is the first virtual solution to pair members with a licensed physical therapist and the company’s Digital Therapist, an FDA-listed device with a tablet and wearable motion sensors. The Digital Therapist guides the member through a program that’s been designed just for them by their physical therapist, and they get live feedback on their performance as they go. After every session, their physical therapist analyzes their performance, updates their program and gives them 1:1 clinical guidance and education through the SWORD Health app.
SWORD Health is the only virtual MSK solution that addresses chronic and post-surgical conditions of the lower back, shoulder, neck, knee, elbow, hip, ankle and lungs. The company will be adding a program for wrist conditions in December 2020.
“We selected SWORD Health to join our ecosystem program because we were impressed with their hands-on approach to virtual physical therapy,” said Winston Ball, Vice President of Connect Partner Ecosystem for Welltok. “With more people stressed and sedentary throughout the day, physical pain is manifesting in news ways creating a high need for coaching and support.”
SWORD will be available as an option for employers to add-on through Welltok’s Connect Partner Ecosystem on the consumer activation platform.
About SWORD Health
SWORD Health is a virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider on a mission to free two billion people from chronic and post-surgical pain. The company’s clinical-grade virtual therapy platform pairs expert physical therapists with FDA-listed wearable technology to deliver a personalized treatment plan that is more effective, easier and less expensive than the traditional gold standard of care, physical therapy. SWORD Health believes in the power of people to recover at home, without resorting to imaging, surgeries or opioids. Since launching in 2015, SWORD Health has worked with insurers, health systems and employers in the U.S, Europe and Australia to make quality physical therapy more accessible to everyone.