Hinge Health has created an all-encompassing digital musculoskeletal clinic to provide relief for those suffering from back and joint pain.
Whether a user’s concern is preventative care or they are suffering from acute and or long-term pain, Hinge will guide them through steps and education to help them aim for a life free of back or joint pain. Physicians, physical therapists, and health coaches all work together to tailor treatment to each individual.
For preventative measures, Hinge Health offers exercises and education to teach users how to have a healthy and active lifestyle to prevent back and joint pain and avoid other injuries. These exercises include basic stretches that can be completed by following an example and in the home. When people are suddenly injured, such as an ankle sprain, they complete a questionnaire that will assess their injury and its severity. Then, they will be connected with a physical therapist, who will engage in one-on-one virtual video appointments with them and help them through their healing journey.
For those with chronic and long-term pain, with conditions such as arthritis, Hinge will address problems that inhibit both movement and lifestyle, so that users can live their lives without limitations. Hinge will put together a team of clinicians who will work together to develop a plan to treat the patient. Additionally, motion-sensing technology is utilised during sessions by using wearables so that the physical therapist gets an in-depth look into the movement and can guide the healing process more accurately.
When individuals suffer from chronic pain, they may seek out surgery options to solve the problem. To aid them in making this decision, Hinge will connect them with an orthopaedic surgeon who will give them their professional opinion on the matter. If the user decides to undergo surgery, the platform will coordinate with the surgeon to plan pre-and post-surgery rehabilitation exercises.
Employers can implement Hinge Health’s digital MSK clinic on a company-wide level, or individuals can use the system for themselves. It’s easily implemented and is in-network for most health plans, meaning that billing and contracting are hassle-free. Various types of industries have seen drastic improvements come from implementing Hinge for their employees. Specifically, anxiety and depression have been reduced, surgeries have been avoided, and workers have reduced pain.