June 23, 2022
Episode 9: Oh my aching back! Why your iPhone may be your new physical therapist: The digital MSK clinic with Jim Pursley of Hinge Health
Fifty percent of American adults live with musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. Jim Pursley, president of Hinge Health, joins Justin to talk about how digital technology and new medical devices are rapidly changing MSK treatment and improving pain management. Jim shares some big ideas on how digital MSK therapy can improve quality of life, reduce unnecessary and costly surgeries, and how digital MSK may even help kick America’s opioid addiction.
Justin and Jim also discuss some pressing questions about the United States’ changing care landscape. Why have MSK insurance claims doubled in 10 years despite patient populations staying flat? Who is responsible for quarterbacking a patient’s care plan when you have multiple providers and devices, all of whom straddle both physical and virtual therapies? And what’s the connection between chronic pain and depression, and what can we do about it?
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