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AposTherapy® is available through a network of selected private physical therapy and multidisciplinary clinics that are qualified to deliver AposTherapy® treatment. Treatment is administered and monitored by specially trained AposTherapy® clinicians.
The reason AposTherapy® has worked for so many patients is that it is personalized to each one’s specific needs. The process begins with a full, in-depth clinical consultation of the patient’s problem joints, pain levels and day-to-day restrictions. This evaluation forms the basis of a personalized one-hour-a-day treatment program, which blends effortlessly into the patient’s daily life.
AposTherapy® treatment includes a personally-adjusted, foot-worn biomechanical device that includes Pertupods – convex sole attachments under your forefoot and heel. Your clinician selects and positions the most suitable Pertupods to realign your body, release pressure from your painful joints and retrain your muscles through controlled micro-instability.
During your initial consultation, your clinician will perform several examinations in order to personalize the treatment program to your unique needs. Over time, as you continue to use the AposTherapy® device, your body’s natural biomechanics should improve dramatically – your muscles and posture should become stronger and healthier. As a result, your foot-worn AposTherapy® device will need to be readjusted to fit your improved walking patterns. Therefore, your therapist will continually reassess your program at follow-up consultations. During follow-up consultations you will repeat many of the examinations that you did at the initial consultation and when necessary your AposTherapy® device will be adjusted and your personalized treatment program updated, to ensure you reach optimal outcomes.

Joint and muscle pain typically cause the sufferer to compensate by changing their walking patterns. Stride gets shorter, walking speed decreases and the patient avoids putting weight on the painful area. As a result, the sufferer may limp but not necessarily in an obvious manner.
At your initial consultation, a computerized gait (walking pattern) analysis will provide an objective, scientific assessment of the way you walk – including load distribution on each leg, stride length, gait symmetry and more. This along with the rest of the assessment enables the clinician to customize the AposTherapy® program to your unique needs and objectively compare your progress throughout the treatment.

No. AposTherapy® transforms your normal routine into a positive and simple rehabilitation process. The treatment aligns your body and re-educates your muscles with minimal interruption to daily life. In fact, you won’t feel as if you’re working your muscles at all – you’ll just gradually notice improvement. Exercise in addition to AposTherapy® is helpful and your trained AposTherapy® clinician can advise you on which exercises will be best for you.
AposTherapy® fits seamlessly into your everyday life and takes place wherever you are: at home, at work or outside. You only need to wear the device for about an hour a day. The treatment is easy to comply with, fits with your lifestyle and lets you decide the time and place.
The personalized treatment program continues for an average of 12 months. The length for you will depend on your specific clinical needs. The process includes an initial visit to a trained AposTherapy® clinician for initial consultation, which typically lasts up to 1.5 hours and then 3 to 5 follow-up consultations, which typically last for around an hour each.
Many patients say they feel some pain relief when trying the AposTherapy® device for the first time. In a survey of people who had been suffering for an average of six years, patients reported reduced pain within 4 weeks of starting AposTherapy®4. A clinical study that monitored patients for two years indicated a lasting effect of AposTherapy®5. As with any medical intervention, individual results may vary and it can take a good six months to start to notice the improvements.

New data about the long-term benefits of AposTherapy® continues to emerge. One recent clinical trial3 re-examined osteoarthritis patients two years after the original study had shown reduced pain and improved knee joint function with AposTherapy®. The follow-up found significant pain relief (63%) and improved knee joint function (65%) even after 24 months.

Generally, the AposTherapy® treatment is not suitable for individuals who:
  • Have unexplained recurrent falls
  • Experience balance problems (that require using a walking aid indoors)
  • Suffer from severe osteoporosis
Anyone can come for an initial consultation to establish whether they’re suitable for AposTherapy® treatment. You may, however, need a referral from your doctor to be eligible for coverage from your insurance provider.
Patients considering AposTherapy® before joint replacement surgery should consult with their doctors and related healthcare professionals.
Patients considering AposTherapy® for use after joint replacement surgery should consult with their doctors and related healthcare professionals.
Yes. AposTherapy® is non-surgical and drug-free. It is FDA-cleared as a medical device for treating knee OA and qualifies for general wellness claims as a class 1 device for treating other musculoskeletal conditions such as knee, hip, ankle and lower back pain. AposTherapy® is appropriate for most patients of all ages, including elderly patients. All AposTherapy® patients are assessed for suitability and continuously monitored. Clinical experience indicates that any side effects are minimal and rare and may manifest in mild fatigue and muscle spasms. In rare cases where these appear, they pass very quickly as treatment progresses.
Clinical studies published in leading medical journals indicate significant reductions in pain and substantial improvements in joint function and quality of life following AposTherapy® treatment. Developed by experts in orthopedics and sports medicine, AposTherapy® offers a safe and effective new approach for treatment. AposTherapy® has already treated over 70,000 patients worldwide.
In North America, AposTherapy® is available in New York, New Jersey, California and Puerto Rico through a network of trained AposTherapy® clinicians who are qualified to deliver AposTherapy®. AposTherapy® is also available in the UK, Israel and Singapore.

AposTherapy® is covered by a number of insurance companies. You may be eligible for coverage under your private medical insurance plan, to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

For a list of insurance companies that cover AposTherapy® please see here.

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