An innovative approach to

treating MSK
conditions

Why
AposHealth®?

Administered and monitored by AposHealth® Certified Physiotherapists, the footworn device enables each patient to get many of the benefits of physiotherapy in their natural home or work environment, without needing to interrupt their daily routine. As patients retrain their biomechanical and neuromuscular patterns, they experience a “carryover effect” – an improvement in movement patterns even when not wearing the device.

This easy-to-use, non-invasive and medicine-free treatment only requires the patient to go to the physiotherapist once to get fitted, and 4-6 times for follow up visits over the year.

Why AposHealth®?

Administered and monitored by AposHealth® Certified Physiotherapists, the footworn device enables each patient to get many of the benefits of physiotherapy in their natural home or work environment, without needing to interrupt their daily routine.

Administered and monitored by AposHealth® Certified Physiotherapists, the footworn device enables each patient to get many of the benefits of physiotherapy in their natural home or work environment, without needing to interrupt their daily routine. As patients retrain their biomechanical and neuromuscular patterns, they experience a “carryover effect” – an improvement in movement patterns even when not wearing the device.

This easy-to-use, non-invasive and medicine-free treatment only requires the patient to go to the physiotherapist only once one visit to get fitted, and 4-6 times for follow-ups visits within the year.

A new treatment paradigm​

Developed by orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists, AposHealth® offers a new approach for the treatment and management of MSK conditions.

Developed by orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists, AposHealth® offers a new approach for the treatment and management of MSK conditions. A breakthrough in biomechanics, AposHealth® treats knee osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pathologies by readjusting the load on the joints of the lower extremities, pelvis and spine.

Using a footworn biomechanical device, this non-invasive, medicine-free therapy integrates with the patient’s normal routine and is worn for only about one hour per daily.

The patient is monitored throughout their personalised treatment schedule for changes in gait, pain and function, with adjustments to the footworn device made as needed.

How
AposHealth®
works

AposHealth® is a footworn device that addresses MSK conditions of the knees, hips, ankles and low back with its biomechanical technology through:
  • Biomechanics – reducing load on the painful areas and significantly reducing pain
  • Neuromuscular optimisation – retraining the muscles, and ultimately correcting the abnormal walking patterns, even when not actively wearing the device
For many people who use it regularly, AposHealth® is like a reset button for the body.

AposHealth® harnesses biomechanics and neuromuscular training to enhance joint stability, appropriate muscle activation and proprioception, normalising gait patterns via a pain-reducing, effortless, at-home, cost-effective treatment programme.

The system is backed with extensive scientific and clinical evidence, showing significant improvement to patients’ pain and function levels by using the device for only around 60 minutes daily.

AposHealth® harnesses biomechanics and neuromuscular training to enhance joint stability, appropriate muscle activation and proprioception, normalising gait patterns via a pain-reducing, effortless, at-home, cost-effective treatment programme.

The system is backed with extensive scientific and clinical evidence, showing significant improvement to patients’ pain and function levels by using the device for only around 60 minutes daily.

Backed by extensive clinical research

An independent double-blind randomised controlled study published in May 2020 by the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association showed that 92% of the patients treated with AposHealth® reported more than a 30% reduction in pain while 83% reported more than a 50% reduction in pain.

Currently, over 50 peer-reviewed publications support the science behind AposHealth® as well as the clinical effect of AposHealth® in MSK conditions.

The AposHealth® treatment programme

4 easy steps

The AposHealth®
treatment programme

4 easy steps

The AposIQ® business unit combines innovative technology, data science and over a decade of experience in gait modification to determine the optimal way to adjust patients’ gaits over time.

How
AposHealth®
is different

AposHealth® doesn’t just treat pain in the legs and lower back, it treats the cause of the pain and its symptoms.

Compared with other options – such as painkillers, injections, surgery and orthotics, it is easy to appreciate the unique benefits of AposHealth®.

AposHealth® is an innovative medical treatment for people suffering from lower limb or low back pain and loss of function. The treatment is mainly relevant for conditions that are attributable to musculoskeletal disorders. AposHealth® is non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical, FDA cleared and CE registered. It combines pain reduction with improved function and muscular control of the joints, both of which lead to an improvement in quality of life.

AposHealth® is comprised of three integrated components: the AposHealth® device, treatment that is performed during normal daily activities and the AposHealth® clinical pathway. These are discussed in the next three Q&A’s.

Pain reduction occurs, in most cases, immediately upon wearing the bespoke AposHealth® device. The treatment is based on performing simple daily activities with the AposHealth® device which is individually calibrated for each patient based on a thorough initial clinical evaluation conducted by an AposHealth® Certified Physiotherapist (ACPT). The treatment can take place anytime, at home or in the office, as part of one’s daily activities, according to patient preferences and subject to a detailed treatment plan provided by the ACPT. The treatment therefore does not interrupt the patients’ daily routine. After a few weeks of using the device at home, patients report reduced pain in daily activities whilst in regular shoes as well. Patients are then regularly seen for follow-up appointments, where they are reassessed and monitored. The device’s calibration and the treatment plan may change based on the patient’s progress. This ensures maximum benefit.

The AposHealth® device is personally calibrated for each patient. It consists of two Pertupods, which are convex perturbation units. The Pertupods are mounted on a special shoe-like platform and located below the main weight-bearing areas of the forefoot and heel on each foot. Pertupods are available in two diameters, a variety of convexities and in two levels of hardness for each level of convexity. The Pertupod height can be changed by adding spacers and its weight can be increased by adding a weighted disc. Based on the integration of clinical findings, the results of the computerised gait lab and questionnaires, the gait pattern and the AposHealth® methodology, the Physiotherapist (ACPT) can calibrate the location, weight and convexity of each Pertupod.

The location of the Pertupods changes the load distribution along the kinematic chain by changing the location of the centre of pressure (COP). This changes the location of the ground reaction force in relation to the various joints, resulting in an altered load distribution within the joints and a subsequent pain reduction.

Simultaneously, the convexity of the Pertupods challenges the muscular control to create an improved muscular pattern within various daily tasks.

According to the individual treatment plan, patients use the device during daily indoor activities allowing the improved muscular control to be instilled.

What stems from the above is that the device is a powerful driver of motor learning because it allows patients to perform thousands of repetitions of the improved pattern of neuromuscular control, within the patient’s environment and during daily activities which patients find difficult and painful.

Do you have questions about AposHealth®?

Give your patients a new lease on life

AposHealth® is available nationwide at our partner clinics.
Patients can be referred by email to participating centres for a free, no obligation, in-depth assessment.

    Our providers network

    The AposHealth® Chartered Physiotherapist (ACPT) Programme is a network of selected private physiotherapist and orthopaedic practices that have qualified to deliver AposHealth®. ACPTs can offer AposHealth® to their customers as an integrated part of their offerings, thus enhancing patient outcomes, retention, and satisfaction, as well as helping to differentiate their practice.

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