Location: United States
The program uses a combination of stretches and exercises to provide employees with personalised plans to address their pain.
About 40% of the population suffers from musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. The pain can be the result of excessive sitting or bad posture that leads to back pain, neck pain, tight muscles, and plenty more. The discomfort can cause employees to miss work or struggle with productivity. It increases disability claims and MSK issues account for $1 in every $6 spent on healthcare.
Kaia’s personalised MSK program provides employees with proven custom treatment plans to address their pain. The app teaches them about proper posture and the biomechanics behind their pain while offering exercises and stretches that target the problem areas. Kaia doesn’t require any exercise equipment; it only requires a smartphone. Through the smartphone, their motion detection feature ensures exercises are undertaken safely and adequately.
The program progresses as the employee’s mobility increases, and there’s access to a coach if needed. The program provides a report on progress, so managers can decide if there is enough benefit. Users of Kaia’s MSK solution have reported an average pain decrease of 43% over 12 weeks, and a considerable reduction in stress.
“Musculoskeletal problems are something we often see in general practice and primary care. They can be short or long term and impact people’s lives significantly, sometimes leading to chronic pain. Physiotherapy, encouraging correct movement and education is vital which Kaia supports. It would be useful to see such programs integrate habit formation. For example, say around doing the exercises, a regular practice can help issues from reoccurring.”
– Dr Vinay Shankar
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