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

The only digital, clinical grade solution proven to outperform in-person therapy.1

*Trust us
The Problem

Musculoskeletal conditions are the #1 healthcare cost in the US

Musculoskeletal issues can’t be ignored. Not only is their dollar amount costing you more than any other category, the alternatives of surgery and medication dependence don't fix the problem.
Annual Spend By Condition 2
$381B
Musculoskeletal
$181B
Mental Health
$124B
Cancer
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 spend3
40 %
Average increase in MSK costs per member from 2010 to 20194
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 start taking medication for back and joint pain5
50 %
of surgeries are unnecessary6
National Drug-Involved Overdose Deaths7
Why Sword

We don’t take shortcuts

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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, 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.

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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 launching the first digital Pelvic Health solution, we’re just getting started.

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Clinical Integrity

We work with evidence. That means that our solutions aren’t trend followers or coincidental — 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 delivers program tailoring for every patient, every session, every condition.

  • 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.

  • Only Doctors Of Physical Therapy

  • Bespoke Rehabilitation Protocols

  • Holistic Patient Care

How It Works

Our connected care model

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

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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 chart
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.

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THE PROOF

The Sword difference

30
%
Traditional PT
73
%
Closest competitor8
88
%
Sword9
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.1 Other studies estimate non-adherence to PT programs can be as high as 65-70%.2,3 In addition to this, non-compliance to home-based exercises is particularly worrisome.4
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.
50%
Of our members completed sessions on Christmas day in 202010
The Highest Validated Savings
With Sword, you can save thousands of dollars for your members and millions for your business. Find out what you could save below.
$2,472
Cost savings (ROI)
per member per year11

How many employees are in your organization?

10,000 employees
$1,236,000
Estimated savings with Sword
$1,122,000
Estimated savings with next best competitor
$780,000
Estimated savings with 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.

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Highest Outcomes

The power of putting people first

10 weeks into the program my back pain completely dissolved. It’s like complete freedom of something that’s been terrorizing you 24 hours a day.

Marcelo

Sword member


60%

Surgery reduction

Sword members are 60% less likely to consider surgery at the end of their program. 12

62%

Reduction in pain

Sword members report a 62% pain reduction at the end of their program. 12

49%

decrease in medication consumption 12

52%

decrease in anxiety 12

52%

decrease in depression 12

42%

increase in productivity 12

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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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100%
Client retention
10/10
Satisfaction
15d
Time to launch
News

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Footnotes

1

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

2

Dieleman JL, 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

3

https://www.businessgrouphealth.org/resources/2022-large-employers-health-care-strategy-and-plan-design-survey

4

https://www.bea.gov/data/special-topics/health-care

5

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 within opioid users 63% have back pain and 59% osteoarthritis

6

Yanamadala, Dr. Vijay. “Solving the Epidemic of Unnecessary Surgery with Technology.” 2022.

7

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/deaths/index.html

8

Bailey et al. JMIR 2020

9

Costa F et al, BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022

10

Sword Internal Data 2020.

11

Validation Institute report on SWORD savings; 2021

12

SWORD BoB outcomes, 2021

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