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 people 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, footworn 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, distribute pressure away from the painful areas of your 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 daily, your body’s natural biomechanics change along with your muscle control and coordination. As a result, your AposTherapy® footworn device needs to be readjusted to build upon the improvements you have already made. Therefore, your therapist will 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.
Joint and muscle pain typically cause changes in 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 analysis will provide an objective, scientific assessment of your walking patterns – 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 monitor your progress throughout the treatment.
No. AposTherapy® transforms your normal daily routine into a positive and simple pain relief activity. The treatment improves your body’s biomechanics and re-educates your muscles with minimal interruption to your daily routine.
Although not required, having an exercise program in addition to AposTherapy® can be beneficial. Your AposTherapy® clinician can advise you about exercises that can be appropriate for you.
AposTherapy® fits seamlessly into your day. All you have to do is remember to put them on for about one hour per day while you go about your regular daily routine.
The personalized treatment program generally continues for 12 months. The length for you will depend on your specific clinical needs.
The process includes an initial visit with a trained AposTherapy® clinician, which can last for about 1.5 hours and then 3 to 5 follow-up consultations, which typically last for around an hour each.
Many patients tell us that they feel 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 with knee osteoarthritis for two years indicated continued pain relief5.
As with any pain relief programs, individual results may vary.
Generally, the AposTherapy® program is not suitable for individuals who:
- Have unexplained recurrent falls
- Experience balance problems (that require using a walking aid indoors)
- Suffer from severe osteoporosis
Patients considering AposTherapy® for use prior to joint replacement surgery should consult with their doctors and related healthcare professionals.
Yes. AposTherapy® is non-surgical and drug-free. AposTherapy® is an innovative, FDA-cleared, temporary treatment for knee osteoarthritis, while qualifying as a non FDA-cleared wellness device for use with other musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain.
AposTherapy® is appropriate for most patients of all ages, including elderly patients. All AposTherapy® patients are assessed for suitability prior to beginning the program.
Clinical studies published in leading medical journals indicate significant reductions in pain and substantial improvements in joint function and quality of life following AposTherapy® knee treatment.
Developed by experts in orthopedics and sports medicine, AposTherapy® offers a safe and effective new approach for treatment.
AposTherapy® has been used by over 98,000 patients worldwide.
In North America, AposTherapy® is available in New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico through a network of trained AposTherapy® clinicians. AposTherapy® is also available in the UK, and Israel.
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