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Are health apps the way forward for chronic MSDs?

RTWMatters team

A promising new digital care program that monitors exercise and offers personal health coaching and peer support has successfully engaged people with chronic MSD pain, achieving impressive reductions in pain over the course of three months.

Nonsurgical treatments such as exercise, education and behavioural modifications are just as effective as surgery in treating chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), with the added advantage of being less risky. However, the success or failure of non-surgical interventions depends on patient engagement. An exercise program isn’t going to bring relief from back pain if you don’t actually do the work. Often, people with chronic pain s...

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