There are three main pillars that are proven to be most successful in treating chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain: exercise therapy, education, and behavioral health. This article will wrap up the blog series on these pillars by digging into behavioral health and why it is incredibly effective at helping to manage MSK pain.
Earlier this month, Hinge Health demonstrated a commitment to security by becoming the only digital musculoskeletal (MSK) solution to meet best-practice data security and safety standards by earning HITRUST CSF certified status. Here’s why the Hinge Health team has been dedicated to meeting HITRUST CSF certification.
Understanding pain is a key ingredient to conquering it. That’s why education, along with exercise therapy and behavioral health, is among the 3 pillars of best practice musculoskeletal (MSK) care. In this second article in our 3 pillars of best practice care series, we will take a look at a few common misconceptions that could impact how your members manage their pain.
While MSK pain does not discriminate, it can be especially common in blue-collar populations due to the manual nature of the work. It not only impacts medical spend, but also the productivity and mental health of your employees. Understanding the effects of MSK conditions is the best way to reduce the impact on medical spend and productivity for labor-intensive companies.
With 1 in 6 health care dollars being consumed by musculoskeletal (MSK) spend, employers need to understand how MSK impacts their workforce so they can prioritize solutions that reduce pain, avoid surgery, and drive the greatest ROI. Evaluating solutions for members in the chronic stage will have the best ROI and will help your employees that are in pain, missing work, and on their way to scheduling an expensive surgery.
Millions of people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain find it tempting to avoid the motions that cause pain. But exercise actually retrains the brain and body to manage pain and is often the very best way to help lessen the pain, avoid surgery and drugs, and improve quality of life. In fact, all the leading medical bodies recommend preventative non-invasive MSK care before drugs & surgery. The 3 pillars of best practice preventative care for MSK pain are: exercise therapy, education, and behavioral health.
Musculoskeletal conditions, such as back and joint pain, consistently rank as a top spend category for employers due to overutilization of surgeries and drugs. As an employee benefits leader, you may be wondering what you can do to help reduce unnecessary surgery and opioid use in your workforce. Watch our webinar to learn how Vail Resorts addressed high musculoskeletal (MSK) spend and opioid misuse, and saved over $1.5M in medical spend in one year.
Exercise therapy offers significant benefits towards improving health such as increasing strength and adapting your pain system, but for some, it can feel unsafe to start moving more without the right information to get going. Exercise therapy empowered by education and behavioral support are the 3 pillars of best practice care for persistent pain treatment because patients need tools to address the many contributors to pain.
Life gets busy, and that physical therapist referral your doctor gave you months ago gets lost under unopened letters and pushed down your growing to do list. That’s what happened to Amelia, who has struggled with knee pain for over 6 years. Like Amelia, over half of today’s workforce suffers from chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. Lacking time to take off of work for weekly physical therapy appointments and information on best practice care, Amelia was not alone in her need for an accessible solution to manage her pain.
Today, we’re excited to announce the successful completion of the Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certification. This audit provides assurance to Hinge Health customers and participants that the company has designed and implemented effective processes, procedures and controls in accordance with the applicable Trust Services Principles and criteria set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Understanding the connection between musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and mental health is important for employers because both depression and pain are extremely prevalent, costly, and a top 5 reason for absenteeism. MSK pain and depression feed off each other and create a cycle that has profound impacts on employees.
In Silicon Valley you often hear about an engineer developing a break-through app and founding a tech company. At Hinge Health, our story is a little different. In a recent podcast our COO and Co-Founder, Gabriel sat down with eHealth Radio Network to share his struggles with chronic pain and the reason he entered into the world of digital health.
Sometimes work gets busy, and stressful, and that back pain that flares up every now and then, all of a sudden, leaves you flat on the floor. That’s what happened to Shelly, a barber at Vail Resorts whose pain was so bad she couldn’t stay on her feet.
Today we are excited to announce a new milestone, launching four strategic partnerships with innovation leaders: Willis Towers Watson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, BridgeHealth, and Buoy Health. This builds on our strategic partnership network that includes Aon, Accolade, and Castlight, and make it easier for employers to identify and implement an evidence-based chronic MSK solution for their workforce.
On January 8th, our Clinical Team took planes, trains, and automobiles to the beautiful-mountainous Santa Cruz, California for Hinge Health’s first Coaches Retreat. Each morning started with an optional wellness activity, jiu jitsu, yoga, guided meditation, or my personal favorite, sleep until breakfast. Following your chosen morning ritual we gathered together to get down to business. Sitting among the damp trees and a shy sun, 43 employees reflected, collaborated, celebrated, meditated and most importantly, bonded.
This morning we announced a $26 million Series B round, led by Insight Venture Partners, and joined by Atomico. We’ve now raised over $36 million to take Hinge Health to the next level of providing digital care for chronic musculoskeletal conditions — such as knee arthritis or low back pain.