Everyone wants to get better but no one wants to do the work. At least it may seem that way to physical therapists who struggle to keep their patients motivated with home therapy programs. But two innovative Stanford undergrads uncovered two concepts that may simplify this task:

  • Human competition
  • Performing exercises with correct form

Why is this important?

On average, six months of PT is needed after an injury like a ligament tear in the knee. A significant share of this has to be done at home, but people find the exercises tedious and the experience lonely. As a result, most patients ‘self-discharge,’ in less than three months…

— James Savoldelli, Stanford student

Find out how they applied these concepts to overcome self-discharge.

Read the full article at scopeblog.stanford.edu