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Digital therapeutic outperforms standard physiotherapy in clinical trial for back pain treatment in 40-patient pilot study

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May 09, 2019
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by Danielle Bradnan
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The digital therapeutic, developed by Kaia Health, is an mHealth app that teaches patients specific physical therapy treatment exercises in order to treat pain. The app, which directly replaces an in-person physician, is part of a growing trend in the healthcare space where digital therapeutics are increasingly approved by regulatory bodies to replace traditional modes of care, such as a specialist (Pear Therapeutics' reSET) or a pharmaceutical agent (VRHealth's menopause treatment). While challenges remain in supporting consumer adoption, clients should expect this trend to continue and look to adopt digital therapeutic agents to complement their offerings as a way to engage in a healthcare space previously monopolized by pharma.

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