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Knee Arthritis and AposHealth®

Does Your Patient Have Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

Living with knee pain can be hard. Simple activities become difficult. Before recommending knee replacement or injections, some patients may benefit from a conservative approach like AposHealth.

What is AposHealth?

AposHealth uses a personalized foot-worn device to offload pressure from joints in the lower extremities and low back — leading to improved neuromuscular control, coordination and gait.

The Problem: Cartilage wear causes pain that causes muscles to contract, creating more pressure and pain.

The AposHealth foot-worn device is FDA-cleared for treating knee osteoarthritis, to help temporarily reduce knee pain and improve lower extremity function during activities of daily living. It is also a non-FDA cleared wellness device which can improve quality of life in patients with other gait-related conditions such as chronic low back and hip pain.

The AposHealth Program

A specially trained AposHealth clinician assesses the patient’s condition and gait with the help of a computerized walking analysis. Based on the results, the clinician custom-calibrates the AposHealth foot-worn device.

The patient will wear the AposHealth device while going about their regular activities, generally for about an hour a day.

Biomechanical: Addresses the underlying causes of pain by shifting pressure away from painful areas.
Neuromuscular: Provides long-lasting neuromuscular effect by re-educating muscles for a healthier gait pattern, even when not wearing the device.

AposHealth Delivers Proven Results

A 2020 study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that patients with knee osteoarthritis who used AposHealth experienced a 70% reduction in pain and a 60% improvement in function.

  • 93% of patients did not progress to knee surgery within the first year of AposHealth treatment
  • 58% reduction in over-the-counter pain medication usage and a 16% reduction in opioid usage due to improvements in pain
  • 98% who used AposHealth said they would recommend it to friends and family
  • Over 100,000 people have used AposHealth worldwide

Before and After with Real AposHealth Patients

See the difference AposHealth can make long-term – and even just a few minutes later!

How To Refer Your Patients to AposHealth

  1. PCPs and PSN specialists can refer potential candidates to the providers listed below without the need for a referral or prior authorization. Non-PSN specialists will need to request prior authorization from HCP.
  2. Apos-trained physical therapists are currently located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, with new therapy locations being added soon.

     

    Theradynamics Physical & Occupational Therapy
    280 W 231st Street
    Bronx, NY 10463
    Phone: (718) 514-6120

    ProHealth and Fitness PT OT
    180 West End Avenue
    Suite 1M
    New York, NY 10023
    Phone (212) 600-4781

    JAG-One Brooklyn Crown Heights
    887A East New York Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11203
    Phone: (718) 221-1022

  3. Once the PT has determined the member is a candidate, they will contact AposHealth to get the device custom fitted for your patient.

The treatment is available via Telehealth – trained clinicians can remotely assess and custom calibrate the device to meet your patient’s needs.

ONLY applies to members with EmblemHealth insurance.