Solve pain with Sword. Your people will thank you later.*

The only digital solution proven to be as engaging and clinically effective — or more — as high-intensity in-person physical therapy.

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The Problem

Musculoskeletal conditions are the #1 healthcare cost in the US2

Musculoskeletal issues can’t be ignored. Not only do they cost more than any other category of healthcare, the alternatives of surgery and medication dependence don't truly fix the problem.
Annual Spend By Condition
Mental Health
Financial Costs
At $381B per year, MSK care costs employers more than mental health and cancer combined.
75 %
of employers identify MSK as their number one spend.
40 %
Average increase in MSK costs per member from 2010 to 2019.
Human Costs
Lack of accessible MSK solutions are contributing to the opioid epidemic and wasteful surgeries. And it’s only getting worse.
63 %
of opioid users take them for back and joint pain.
50 %
of surgeries may be unnecessary.
National Drug-Involved Overdose Deaths
Why Sword

We don’t take shortcuts

Members over money

People Over Profit

We take a members-first approach to everything we do, from our PT-to-member ratio to our On-Call clinical support. Our members always feel connected. We use technology and data so that our PTs can enhance each member's program after every session. No automated playlists, blanket programs, or unqualified health coaches. Just real PTs, real people, real progress.

Employees benefit from next-gen healthcare

Industry Innovators

We’ve led the way. As leaders in the digital MSK space, we’ve consistently been the first to create clinical solutions that deliver a better way to treat pain. From our Digital Therapist to our launch of the first digital Pelvic Health solution, we’re just getting started.

Evidence-based solutions

Clinical Integrity

We work with evidence. That means that our solutions aren’t simply hunches or following trends — they’re clinically-backed solutions borne out of data and research. We continue to earn the trust of our customers because the data doesn’t lie — our solutions work.

our offering

We are the only solution that provides tailored programs to every member, in every session, and on every step of their journey

  • Digital Therapist

    Movement is medicine, but poor form can dramatically slow — or even reverse — relief. Sword's Digital Therapist uses sensor technology to deliver real-time feedback. All the movement data is then shared with the PT, who adapts the program based on actual performance. Data over guesswork.

How It Works

Our connected care model

We are the only solution that delivers program tailoring for every patient, every session, every condition.

Hip flexion, squat, knee flexion
1 Patient : 1 Program
A licensed Physical Therapist creates a program for each individual based on their specific needs, goals, and ability.
Real-time feedback as patients exercise
Movement Therapy
Members follow their prescribed programs, receiving corrective, real-time feedback from the Digital Therapist.
Range of motion tracking
Constant Feedback & Adaptation
Our sensors collect and deliver feedback to the member's PT, who uses the data to adapt and improve their program after every session.
Live chat when you need it
Continuous Clinical Support
PTs check-in throughout each week with members to ensure they feel supported throughout their program and understand any adjustments made. Interested in our pioneer solution for pelvic health conditions?

Interested in our pioneer solution for pelvic health conditions?

Learn more about Bloom here

The Sword difference

Traditional PT
Closest competitor
Studies show that adherence to conventional PT programs is low. In a large study, involving 38,260 Medicare beneficiaries treated for low back pain, almost 50% of patients dropped out after 4 sessions. Other studies estimate non-adherence to PT programs can be as high as 65-70%. In addition to this, non-compliance to home-based exercises is particularly worrisome.
The Highest Engagement
Sword has the highest rate of patient engagement. This means patients sign up and complete our program, leading them to longer-lasting success.
million minutes of therapy completed
The Highest Validated Savings
With Sword, you can save thousands of dollars for your employees and millions for your business. Find out what you could save below.
Cost savings (ROI)
per member per year

How many employees are in your organization?

10,000 employees
Estimated savings with Sword
Estimated savings with next-best competitor
Estimated savings with (second) next-best competitor

At Sword, we lead with clinical integrity. Everything we do stands by a commitment to moral and intellectual excellence, and that's seen and felt by our employees, our clients, our partners, and our members. It all starts with us.

Vijay Yanamadala
Sword Chief Medical Officer

Trusted Partnership

We are the only digital MSK solution to have partnered with the American Physical Therapy Association.

American Physical Therapy Association
Highest Outcomes

The power of putting people first

Your employees, living without pain
10 weeks into the program my back pain completely dissolved. It’s like complete freedom from something that’s been terrorizing you 24 hours a day.


Sword member


reduction in surgery intent

Sword members are up to 70% less likely to consider surgery at the end of their program. 8


of members are pain free*

Sword members report a 62% pain reduction at the end of their program. 9


of members stopped taking painkillers9


decrease in anxiety12


decrease in depression10


increase in productivity11


Our clients love us so much we’ve never lost one.

We are the only digital MSK solution who has never lost a client.

We chose Sword over competing solutions because their clinical model and access to Doctors of Physical Therapy is unique and more effective for our team members. It was incredibly easy to change our MSK care to Sword. The Sword integration with our medical carrier has been seamless and their team has been very proactive in the communication plan to drive awareness and enrollment for the program.

Matt Duprey
Benefits Manager, Dominos
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Client retention
Time to launch

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Home-Based Rehabilitation with a Novel Digital Biofeedback System Versus Conventional In-Person Rehabilitation After Total Knee Replacement: A Feasibility Study, Nature; Digital Versus Conventional Rehabilitation After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Single-Center, Parallel-Group Pilot Study, JMIR.


JAMA. 2020;323(9):863–884. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0734


Dieleman, J. L., Cao, J., Chapin, A., et al. US Health Care Spending by Payer and Health Condition, 1996-2016. JAMA, 2020, 323(9):863–884. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0734


Hudson, T. J., Edlund, M. J., Steffick, D. E., Tripathi, S. P. & Sullivan, M. D. Epidemiology of Regular Prescribed Opioid Use: Results from a National, Population-Based Survey. J. Pain Symptom Manage, 2008. - This source states that among opioid users 63% have back pain and 59% osteoarthritis.


Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Sep 1;42(17):E1016-E1023. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002065


Bailey, et al. JMIR, 2020.


npj Digit. Med. 6, 121 (2023). doi: 10.1038/s41746-023-00870-3


Sword Internal Data, 2020.


Validation Institute report on SWORD savings, 2021.


Healthcare. 2022; 10(8):1595. doi: 10.3390/healthcare10081595


*_% of members who enroll in our programs with moderate to severe pain and by the end of the program have only mild or no pain _Sword BoB H1 2023


J Pain Res. 2022 Jan 8;15:53-66. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S343308


Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2023 Feb;63:102709. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2022.102709

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