Kaia health’s app-based back pain treatment outperforms neuro physiotherapy jobs standard physiotherapy in clinical trial startups news tech news

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of neuro physiotherapy jobs disability. The cost of treatment for patients with low back pain neuro physiotherapy jobs (LBP) has a major economic impact worldwide. According to a report from american osteopathic association, patients with musculoskeletal conditions spend approximately $240 billion per year, of which $77 billion is related to musculoskeletal conditions in the united neuro physiotherapy jobs states. Back, neck and muscle problems account for almost 31 million days neuro physiotherapy jobs of work lost in 2013 costing the UK economy £14 billion per year.

Up until now, most patients takes the traditional standard physiotherapy approach. Enter kaia health, a digital therapeutics and software-based healthcare platform that offers an app-based digital therapy focused on chronic pain that transforms the neuro physiotherapy jobs most effective offline therapies into digital therapies and connects these neuro physiotherapy jobs therapies to technologies that enhance the therapeutic effect. Kaia is the first medical exercise therapy app that aims neuro physiotherapy jobs to relieve back pain at home. Kaia plays an active role in the effective and natural neuro physiotherapy jobs treatment of your back pain and guides you through every neuro physiotherapy jobs step.

Today, kaia health announced results from the first randomized controlled trial neuro physiotherapy jobs of its app-based therapy program for patients with non-specific low back pain. Detailed results of the study were published in the journal neuro physiotherapy jobs NPJ digital medicine and showed that patients using kaia, a downloadable app for back pain, reported significantly lower pain levels compared to the control group neuro physiotherapy jobs treated with physiotherapy and online education.

“this study can help add to the growing body of neuro physiotherapy jobs evidence that generally supports the use of multimodal treatments for neuro physiotherapy jobs chronic conditions,” said thomas R. Tölle, M.D., ph.D., head of pain medicine, technical university munich, germany. “within this study, we saw a notable benefit for people managing low back neuro physiotherapy jobs pain when delivering multimodal treatment through the digital modality of neuro physiotherapy jobs the smartphone, as is done in the kaia app.”

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of neuro physiotherapy jobs global disability, and treatment is expensive.1,2 according to the office for national statistics, back, neck and muscle problems account for almost 31 million days neuro physiotherapy jobs of work lost in 2013 costing the UK economy £14 billion per year – with an estimated one-third of the UK adult population affected by back pain neuro physiotherapy jobs annually.3,4

In the study, analysed patients with low back pain were treated using two neuro physiotherapy jobs methods. The first group used kaia health’s multi-platform mhealth app (n=42), while a second control group was treated using a standard neuro physiotherapy jobs therapy program consisting of 6 once-weekly, in-person physiotherapy sessions guided by a certified therapist plus sophisticated neuro physiotherapy jobs online education about back pain delivered to patients weekly with neuro physiotherapy jobs a motivating email (n=44). Both groups were encouraged to live an active lifestyle and neuro physiotherapy jobs perform the therapeutic exercises at home, but the app provided three therapy modules – back pain education; physiotherapy; and mindfulness and relaxation techniques – and recommended a 3 to 4 times-per-week exercise plan that could be personalized for each user. App users also could interact with a human coach via neuro physiotherapy jobs the app if they had questions.

Both the control and kaia app treatment groups experienced significant neuro physiotherapy jobs pain reduction over the course of 12 weeks. However, after 3 months, patients using the kaia app reported substantially larger decrease in neuro physiotherapy jobs their back pain intensity than control group patients: 2.4 vs. 2.0, respectively, on a numeric rating scale ranging from 0 to 10 neuro physiotherapy jobs (where higher numbers represent more pain). The decrease suggests that kaia may be an effective treatment neuro physiotherapy jobs for low back pain over a 3-month timeframe.

Founded in 2015 by innocent clement, konstantin mehl, manuel thurner, and moritz philipp weisbrodt, the new york city-based kaia health is a digital therapeutics company that creates neuro physiotherapy jobs accessible, evidence-based treatments for a range of disorders including back pain neuro physiotherapy jobs and COPD. Working with experts in various medical fields, the company uses technology such as machine learning algorithms, to deliver individualised app interventions that aim to empower and neuro physiotherapy jobs motivate patients to take control and self-manage their condition with digital alternatives from their home using neuro physiotherapy jobs devices they already own (i.E., smartphones and tablets). Kaia health is member of the digital therapeutics alliance (DTA), an international association of manufacturers that set industry standards for neuro physiotherapy jobs what clinical evidence levels are required to call a product neuro physiotherapy jobs a digital therapeutic.