MedCity News August 15, 2022
Vijay Yanamadala, Michael Adelberg and Vincent Giglierano

Digital physical therapy services, long offered in Europe but are new in the U.S., offer American patients a new way to access PT and have given U.S. health plans a way to reduce costs compared to conventional PT.

Musculoskeletal pain comprises diverse conditions impacting bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues. Injuries, such as fractures from falls, may cause sudden, severe pain and are prevalent within older populations. Common conditions include tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis or any pain that impacts bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles.

MSK conditions are a leading cost driver of global health care spending. With an aging population, there is a growing need for physical therapy (PT) services; however, the common ways we provide PT in...

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