How would you describe your perspective? Would you consider yourself a “glass-half-full” or “glass-half-empty” type of person? In fact, someone’s “normal” perspective can change depending on what’s happening in their life. As a first step as their Health Coach, I help people change their perspective regularly to begin to heal.
Leading tech companies are innovating and redefining their healthcare benefits with digital health. By leveraging digital health solutions, tech firms can provide more effective treatment than traditional options like pain medication or surgery at much lower cost.
Working from home is a trend that’s been growing much faster in these past few months. While the option has been around long enough for some to be considered veterans or old pros, for many, the #wfhlife is a whole new ballgame. But what about the movement that we would get on a typical workday?
How can you improve your work-life balance during remote work? As many employees suddenly find themselves working from home due to COVID-19 personal and work lives are blurring together. Daily patterns have been disrupted and stress is on the rise. Patterns have to be reset to help employees achieve work/life balance while working from home.
Nicole Henry, a Health Benefits Coordinator at Self-Insured Schools of California SISC, explains that for SISC, a community of 400+ California public schools, saving on healthcare spend for our members translates into more public dollars for investing in the classroom and our children’s education.
The past few months of quarantine have brought changes to you and your members’ daily routines. Healthy eating habits may have gone by the wayside and led to some weight gain. When it comes to persistent pain, carrying a few extra pounds can make a big difference in how you feel. Emily Barker, Health Coach at Hinge Health, shares tips on how to create healthy eating habits.
Debra Tierney, Benefits Manager at IDEXX, summarizes how IDEXX addressed musculoskeletal (MSK) and mental health together to improve their employees’ well-being. Partnering with Hinge Health to provide at-home digital care for back and joint pain for our workforce, the impact on our employees’ physical and mental health has been overwhelmingly positive.
Benefits leader George Marling, Senior Consultant of Benefits, shares how Southern Company, a leading energy company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, addressed back and joint pain with Hinge Health’s at-home digital care during COVID-19.
Due to COVID-19, millions of people are learning how to balance working from home with their everyday lives, forcing their physical and mental health to take a backseat. Left untreated, this chronic pain is being exacerbated, leading to an overreliance on pain medications and related mental health issues.
During a time of social isolation with COVID-19, understanding the connection between musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and mental health is crucial. For employers, both depression and pain are extremely prevalent, costly, and a top 5 reason for absenteeism in the workplace. MSK pain and depression feed off each other and create a cycle that has profound impacts on employees.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the leading professional organization for family physicians, with over 130,000 members. Learn how Hinge Health is partnering with AAFP to jointly explore how family physicians can and should use digital health to deliver best-practice care to patients.
Many manufacturing industry workers suffer from chronic pain that reduces productivity. Yet 4 out of 5 people with chronic pain are not receiving expert-recommended chronic pain care. Understanding how manufacturing workers are impacted by chronic pain is important because one decision to incorporate a better care program could impact thousands of people and their families.
As Austin Frakt’s recent New York Times article reports, experts are recommending a mind and body approach to break free from chronic musculoskeletal pain. Learn why the old-school pain model has failed and how the new mind-body treatment models for chronic pain work.
The holidays bring traditions and celebrations, but can be physically demanding on the body, especially for those with chronic musculoskeletal pain. You may be moving or stretching in ways your body isn’t used to, or traveling and sleeping in an unfamiliar bed. It’s important to take time for self-care during the holiday season by incorporating exercise therapy and movement routines to alleviate discomfort because movement is medicine.
Employees in the hospitality industry are 40% more likely to be injured when compared to those in the larger service sector. Much of this can be attributed to the inherently physical work of employees within the hospitality industry. Learn what the drivers of musculoskeletal disorders in hospitality are and how evidence-based conservative care helps patients avoid surgery.
Retail industry workers can be on their feet all day. Long shifts mean that fatigue can set in and cause weight to shift unevenly on knees, putting more pressure on them. In a fast-paced environment dealing with a high volume of customers, it can be difficult to make time to take regular sitting breaks. This puts retail workers at high risk for MSK pain. Learn how a digital care program helps retail workers in pain
Chronic pain is prevalent in the transportation industry. The manual labor and prolonged sitting required by truck drivers increase the risk for developing and worsening chronic MSK pain. Understanding the nature of transportation work and its connection to MSK pain is the first step in finding a solution for these workers’ pain.
Half of Americans — many in desk-based jobs — suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) pain each year, and many have resigned themselves to the fact that surgery is inevitable. But it doesn’t have to be. Learn why chronic pain can be so common in the professional services industry, and how a digital care program helps road warriors - anytime & anywhere.
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).
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.