A non-invasive technology

for correcting
biomechanics

Why
AposHealth®?

Developed by orthopedic and sports medicine specialists, AposHealth® addresses biomechanical pathology by readjusting the load on the lower extremities, pelvis and spine using a footworn biomechanical device.

This non-invasive, drug-free program integrates with the patient’s regular routine and requires only one hour of daily use. 

The patient is monitored throughout the course of the program and as the patient’s gait improves, the device is adjusted to stimulate temporary pain relief and continued gait improvement.

Why AposHealth®?

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

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

Using a foot-worn biomechanical device, this non-invasive, drug-free treatment program integrates with the patient’s regular routine and requires only one hour of daily use. 

The patient is monitored throughout the course of their treatment program. As the patient’s gait improves, the device is adjusted to stimulate temporary pain relief and continued gait improvement.

How
AposHealth®
is different

AposHealth® works on biomechanical and neuromuscular levels. Using a patented, foot-worn device as part of a daily treatment program, AposHealth® is designed to address the underlying causes of pain by temporarily shifting pressure from affected areas.

The neuromuscular re-education of the muscles results in a healthier walking pattern, even when not actively wearing the device42.

Backed by clinical research

An independent double-blind randomized controlled study published in May 2020 by the 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 pain42.

Dozens of other peer-reviewed publications support the science behind AposHealth® as well as its clinical effect.

FDA cleared

The AposTherapy® 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 help patients live well with other musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic low back and hip pain.

How
AposHealth®
works

Using a personalized footworn device AposHealth® improves:

  • Biomechanics – redistributing pressure away from the affected areas and temporarily reducing knee pain42
  • Neuromuscular systems – re-educating the muscles45, and correcting the abnormal gait patterns, even when not actively wearing the device42

This dual-action process is what makes it possible to significantly improve gait.

AposHealth® is backed by clinical evidence, is easy to adhere to and is continuously monitored by a trained clinician.

AposHealth® harnesses biomechanical and neuromuscular training to enhance joint stability, muscle proprioception and gait patterns via an effortless, at-home, cost-effective treatment program.

The system is backed with extensive scientific and clinical evidence, showing significant improvement to patients’ pain and function levels by wearing the device for only 30 to 60 minutes daily.

Slide1 Clinically proven AposHealth® is clinically proven3,5,7,8 to provide significant pain relief, restore neuromuscular control and improve long-term function. Slide1 Ease of use Offering an effortless regimen, AposHealth® transforms the patient’s normal, everyday routine into a positive, comfortable rehabilitation process, thus encouraging compliance. Slide1 Continuous monitoring
The AposHealth® treatment is consistently monitored by specially trained clinicians in order to ensure optimal results.
Slide1 Shareable outcomes Reliable outcome measures can be shared with the patient’s referring healthcare professional upon request.

Meet our AposHealth Clinicians & Trainers

Slide Out of everything that I’ve done in the past two years for some kind of treatment – this has been the most effective for me.

Robert LaSalle, New York

All Patient Stories Goal is to get back to running again using AposHealth®
Slide It's amazing how the pain level changes when you put them on.

Rex Thayer, New York

All Patient Stories Has even told his customers about AposHealth®
Slide How you can perceive the changes in just minute adjustments to the pods is really intriguing to me.

Rett Talbot, New York

All Patient Stories Biomechanical alignment maven

Slide Out of everything that I’ve done in the past two years for some kind of treatment – this has been the most effective for me.

Robert LaSalle, New York

Goal is to get back to running again using AposHealth®
Slide It's amazing how the pain level changes when you put them on.

Rex Thayer, New York

Has even told his customers about AposHealth®
Slide How you can perceive the changes in just minute adjustments to the pods is really intriguing to me.

Rett Talbot, New York

Biomechanical alignment maven

The AposHealth® program

4 easy steps

step 1

In-depth initial assessment

The AposHealth® program begins with an AposHealth® trained clinician conducting an in-depth assessment of the patient’s movement patterns and the root causes of their pain. This consultation includes an examination and interview, questionnaires related to pain, joint function and quality of life and a computerized gait analysis.
step 2

Personalized therapy

Once the patient has been evaluated, the clinician calibrates the AposHealth® footworn device, calibrates the under-sole pods to the patient’s specific needs and prescribes a personalized program for the patient.

step 3

Effortless at-home treatment

Wearing the AposHealth® device for about an hour a day, the patient can go about his or her daily schedule while the device corrects walking patterns and relieves stress on the affected area(s). Side effects are minor and rare and may manifest as mild fatigue and muscle aches. In cases where these effects appear, they resolve quickly as treatment progresses.
step 3

Ongoing monitoring for optimized
pain and function outcomes

The AposHealth® program includes follow-up consultations and phone check-ups to assess the patient’s pain relief and function levels. Follow-up meetings include many of the evaluations performed during the initial consultation. Whenever necessary, the device is recalibrated and the personalized therapy program updated.


The AposHealth®
treatment programme

4 easy steps

step 1

In-depth initial assessment

The AposHealth® program begins with an AposHealth® trained clinician conducting an in-depth assessment of the patient’s movement patterns and the root causes of their pain.
This consultation includes an examination and interview, questionnaires related to pain, joint function and quality of life and a computerized gait analysis.
step 2

Personalized therapy

Once the patient has been evaluated, the clinician calibrates the AposHealth® footworn device, calibrates the under-sole pods to the patient’s specific needs and prescribes a personalized program for the patient.
step 3

Effortless at-home treatment

Wearing it for about an hour a day indoors, the patient can go about his or her daily schedule, while the shoes correct their walking patterns and relieve stress on the affected areas. Any side effects are minor and rare and may manifest in mild fatigue and muscular ache. In cases where they appear, they pass very quickly as treatment progresses.
step 4

Ongoing monitoring for optimized
pain and function outcomes

The AposHealth® program includes follow-up consultations and phone check-ups to assess the patient’s pain relief and function levels. Follow-up meetings include many of the evaluations performed during the initial consultation. Whenever necessary, the device is recalibrated and the personalized therapy program updated.


AposHealth® is supported by AposIQ®, a business unit that combines innovative technology, data science and over a decade of experience to analyze gait (walking mechanics), and develop personalized gait modification programs.

Covered
by leading
insurance
companies

AposHealth® is available in the US and is covered by several leading insurers in locations such as New York, California, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

AposHealth® is non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical, FDA-cleared and CE registered for treatment of knee osteoarthritis. It combines pain reduction42 with improved function42 and muscular control of the joints45, all of which lead to an improvement in quality of life43.

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

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® trained clinician. The activity 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 clinician. AposHealth® therefore does not interrupt the patients’ daily routine. Patients are then regularly seen for follow-up appointments where they are re-assessed and monitored. The device’s calibration and the program plan may change based on the patient’s progress in order to increase the therapeutic effect.

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 computerized gait lab and questionnaires, the gait pattern and the AposHealth® methodology, the AposHealth® Trained Clinician 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 center 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 reduction42. Simultaneously, the convexity of the Pertupods challenges the muscular control to create an improved muscular pattern within various daily tasks42.

According to a personalized program, patients use the device during daily indoor activities, making it possible for 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 control42, within the patient’s environment and during daily activities.

Examples of the effects of the device can be seen in this video.

Do you have questions about AposHealth®?

Our provider network

The network of AposHealth® clinicians – selected private physical therapy and orthopaedic practices that have qualified to deliver AposHealth® – 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 practices.

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