JLW Instruments has become an authorized distributor and exclusive calibration partner of the new Kinvent line of digital, wireless measuring devices. Kinvent dynamometers, movement and pressure sensors, and force plates quickly and accurately measure and report patient progress with the KForce App. When patients see progress, they are more engaged, and miss fewer appointments.
Measuring hand grip strength, balance, and range of motion is critical, but many physical therapists have had no way to accurately capture and save patient data, in real time… until now.
According to Wayne Fetman, co-owner of JLW Instruments, “The Kinvent line of measuring devices is a breakthrough in measuring real-time results and progress in your patients. JLW has been calibrating and servicing hand, pinch, and other ergonomic force gauges for over 25 years and we became a partner because of Kinvent’s innovations.”
Co-owner Linda Center adds, “The #1 complaint from our customers is the durability of hand dynamometers and pinch gauges is poor. The Kinvent Smart dynamometers are far more reliable and have a 2-year warranty. Other brands of digital instruments cost more.”
Fetman goes on to say, “It’s a combination of the two: more durable and more accurate measurements.”
Kinvent KForce App
The KForce mobile application has been specially designed to assess physical therapy progress objectively and precisely in a few clicks. This helps therapists individualize rehabilitation and sports assessment in accordance with each patient’s capabilities.
“It’s important for our customers to know that they’re really buying the KForce App and its ability to capture real-time biometric data from patients – then buying the instruments for capturing patient data,” Fetman says. “The reporting can be shared with patients and referring physicians to identify progress.”
Physical Therapy Reporting Benefits
According to the company, accurate, real-time reporting of physical therapy progress using the Kinvent KForce App offers the following advantages:
1. Prolong Patient Engagement
When you share real-time biofeedback data with your patients, they’ll be more invested in their progress, for lasting results. In a recent study, physiotherapists using Kinvent reported a 50% Increase in patient engagement.
2. Increase Insurance Reimbursement
With precise data through the Kinvent platform, you’ll be able to show proof of measurement to insurance companies, giving you higher reimbursement fees. BTE Technologies recently highlighted that when physiotherapeutic activity is function-oriented and can be measured accurately to document progress, it may allow clinics to earn up to $10,400 more per clinician.
3. Increase Doctor Referrals
By showing doctors real, measurable data on the progress of their patients, you’ll get a professional partner for the long term, and more referrals in the future. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has stated that data-driven outcome measurements are a key component of demonstrating value to consumers and payers.
4. Reduce Patient No-Shows
Patients who can see the results of their continued work and dedication, are inspired to show up, time and time again. Physiotherapists reported no-show rates of up to 31% on average, in a peer-reviewed study published in PLOS ONE.
5. Create Customized Protocols
Kinvent software allows you to build personalized training programs with your patients, which can be shared throughout multiple offices.
6. See More Patients More Quickly
With precise data on your side, you’ll be able to work more efficiently with your patients, allowing you to work with more of them, in less time.
JLW Instruments can provide physical therapists with a demo so you can see how quickly Kinvent measures patient progress and enables them to:
Assess: evaluate patient performance in seconds, including grip strength, balance, and range of motion
Report: share real-time biofeedback data with patients, so they’ll be more invested in their progress, motivated, and see lasting results
Customize: personalize rehab programs with precise and adapted goals
Standardize: up to 20 devices can be connected to help ensure standardized treatment even when different therapists treat the same patient
Gamify: use gaming to make rehabilitation fun and engaging with targeted rehab for children and adults