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Research

We work with our partners to better understand how we can improve outcomes for patients. 

Our research drives new insights into how we can transform the delivery of care. 

Problem
  • 1 in 2 people are not following through with their home rehab.

  • ​Low exercise compliance increases risks of slower recovery, higher costs and poorer long term health.

Source: Patient involvement with home-based exercise programs: can connected health interventions influence adherence?” Argent et. al., JIMR Mhealth Uhealth, March 2018

Opportunity
  • Musculoskeletal disorders affect 1 in 4 of UK adult population.

  • Studies show how a greater emphasis on self-care can lead to savings of as much as 32% in episode-of-care costs.

Source: Is physiotherapy self-referral with telephone triage viable, cost-effective and beneficial to musculoskeletal outpatients in a primary care setting? Mallet et. al, Musculoskeletal Care, December 2014

Gait speed has been recommended as a potentially useful clinical indicator of well-being among the older adults.

Analysis… revealed about a 44% decreased risk of CVD cardiovascular disease events for patients with total knee arthroplasty.

At 6 months after surgery, 70% of subjects had a greater mean daily step count compared with their preoperative level.