Musculoskeletal (MSK) care and prevention costs health insurance providers hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Injured individuals not only suffer from physical pain and loss of productivity at work, but also from behavioral issues like anxiety and depression. Effective virtual care for both acute and chronic conditions is the key to saving money and helping individuals lead full, productive lives.
SWORD Health combines technology with care from doctors of physical therapy to deliver at-home care for acute, sub-acute, chronic, and post-operative conditions that beats even the traditional gold-standard of in-clinic care, and gives health insurance providers an excellent return on their investment.
SWORD’s latest innovation is summed up in what we’re calling SWORD+, which provides a whole new level of preventative tools, including best-in-class educational video content, and SWORD On-Call, a service to provide immediate advice or triage from physical health specialists.
We will explain in detail how doctors of physical therapy and technology can work together to improve ROI for musculoskeletal care.
Julie Docter, DPT, PT
Julie received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marquette University in 2008 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the same university. Her approach to managing musculoskeletal conditions has always been rooted in using movement as medicine.
Julie has continued her post-graduate training advancing her skills in lumbar and cervical spine diagnosis and treatment as well as knee, foot and ankle, and shoulder management. She also has training in management of an athletic population including runners and overhead athletes and is currently a Clinical Specialist at SWORD Health.