Nov 17, 2022
Jim Pursley is the President of Hinge Health, which offers a digital musculoskeletal solution to help individuals alleviate pain, avoid surgery, and reduce the need for opioids for acute and chronic pain. Hinge is also shining a light on those struggling with neurological and mental health challenges and how those conditions are exacerbating chronic pain and driving abuse of opioids.
Jim elaborates, "We have developed a solution that offers virtual physical therapy. It's the elegant integration of hardware, software, and clinical services delivered by exceptional clinicians, physical therapists, health coaches, orthopedic surgeons, dieticians, registered nurses, et cetera. We use sensor technology and advanced computer vision, as well as the Hinge Health software, to deliver physical therapy remotely and virtually in the convenience of somebody's home or wherever they find most convenient."
"Low-income populations, for example, are 40% more likely to use opioids for MSK pain relief than high-income groups. At the same time, 25% of people earning less than $30,000 a year rely on opioids for pain or relief, compared to just 17% of people making over $90,000 a year. So, it gives you some sense if you're living in rural America, if you're in a lower income bracket, people of color, just lack of accessibility to clinically validated alternatives, lead people to opioids. So first and foremost, we have to address the accessibility issue and close that accessibility gap for those at-risk populations."
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