SWORD Health launches SWORD+, a comprehensive musculoskeletal (MSK) prevention program designed to address muscle and joint injuries before they surface or worsen and develop into more serious MSK conditions.
The preventive program consists of three modules designed to address the diverse needs of the workforce from educational content to active monitoring of each employee’s physical health:
The Academy provides premium original content for educational awareness in the workplace, with the goal to reduce injuries and improve quality of life. SWORD Health developed this content through clinical research and guidance from Doctors of Physical Therapy to directly address the MSK issues.
ASK a PT is a 24/7 text-based service that puts a PT in your pocket for MSK-based questions. Designed with remote work and busy lifestyles in mind, the ability to ask and receive instant responses to MSK concerns eliminates an extra ER visit or doctor’s appointment. Ask a PT quickly addresses muscle and joint pain questions that otherwise may worsen over time.
Digital Guardian is a sensor-based technology that actively monitors employees at high risk of developing an MSK condition through SWORD Health’s real-time feedback mechanism. The Digital Guardian is a wearable device for employees that provides individualized movement feedback, haptically. The data and metrics are shared with employees and safety teams to improve schedules, routines, workplace environments and movements through best practices and safety protocols.
“We have listened to members, employers and communities who require a truly personalized way to address MSK prevention. While certain solutions exist, many are generic programs that do not meet the needs of those looking for direct answers. SWORD+ was designed with a forward-looking view in mind, taking into account the state of the world today,” says Virgilio Bento, founder and CEO.
[Source(s): SWORD Health, GlobeNewswire]