SWORD Health, a tech-enabled provider of physical therapy and musculoskeletal care, announces its new Clinical Advisory Board (CAB), gathered to devise a long-term clinical strategy and supervise the clinical studies within the company.
“The addition of this knowledgeable group of clinical experts is not only welcome but also the extension of our understanding that science has to lie at the very core of everything we do at SWORD,” says SWORD Health CEO Virgílio Bento, in a media release.

SWORD Health’s CAB features experts with expertise ranging from orthopedics to cognitive psychology. They include:

  • Jose Rodriguez, MD (Chairman of the Board): Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Editorial Board of Journal of ArthroplastyBone and Joint JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research;
  • Jorge Lains, MD: Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Specialist; President of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (2016-2018);
  • Gerard Francisco, MD, PhD: PRM Specialist; Board of Directors of the American Board of Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine; Chairman and Professor, McGovern Medical School, PRM Department;
  • Chris Furmansky, PhD: Phd in Cognitive Psychology; Director of Innovation, Stanford Health Care (2013-2016)

SWORD also reports the outcomes of its most recent study, suggesting that a digital solution (SWORD Digital Therapist) can achieve better outcomes than conventional face-to-face rehabilitation (35% better functional outcomes), requiring 80% less time from the physical therapist.

“On one hand, SWORD directly addresses the increasing rehabilitation needs we see every day in every health system,” Lains says. “On the other hand, this a solution that obeys all the golden rules of physical therapy: it’s intense, it’s repetitive, it’s task-specific.”

“SWORD Health is leading an effort to engage patients more directly in understanding their role in their rehabilitation, and in this way inspire them towards improved functional outcomes,” Rodriguez adds. “Being part of this effort is both fun and exciting. Helping people get even better is why we are here.”

[Source(s): SWORD Health, PR Newswire]