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Treat lower back pain from anywhere
With Joint Academy, you connect with a personal physical therapist and receive a tailored treatment program designed to reduce lower back pain.
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Getting started is easy
Download the Joint Academy app to your smartphone from App Store or Google Play.
Select your insurance provider and enter your insurance card information.
Connect with a personal licensed physical therapist that will help you get started.
Every day you will get two easy exercises that help reduce pain.
“Digital treatment exceeded all my expectations. In just three weeks, my back pain has disappeared completely”
All-in-one solution for lower back pain
A personal physical therapist
Get 1-on-1 support from a licensed physical therapist through video and voice call. Available on-demand throughout your treatment.
Exercises and physical activities
Every day you get two easy exercises with video instructions that help strengthen muscles around joints to reduce pain and increase mobility.
Groups and progress tracking
Join a group and work together to improve your pain. Track your progress each week and get daily reminders on your phone to stay motivated.
“Not moving when you have lower back pain can lead to increased pain. The right exercises will help you feel good again.”
Example of exercises for back
Frequently asked questions
We treat patients over the age of 18 with so-called non-specific lower back pain. Non-specific lower back pain is the most common form of back pain. It’s called non-specific because it’s not possible to determine the exact cause of pain.
If you have been in an accident in the last 3 months, have had previous or ongoing cancer, have an inflammatory disease or if you have experienced recent onset of radiating pain below the knee, we will refer you to a physical assessment before starting treatment with Joint Academy. If you are pregnant or have recently given birth, we cannot offer you treatment at this time.
When you download the app, you will be asked a few questions. Based on your answers, you will either be connected to one of our licensed physical therapists, or referred to another care provider. Together with the physical therapist, you will review your symptoms and medical history to ensure that our treatment is suitable for you.
During your program you will each day receive two easy exercises with video instructions in the app. These take around 5-10 minutes to perform. After completing an exercise, you will report to your physical therapist how it went. If necessary, your physical therapist will tailor the exercise to your level of pain and physical ability. Initially, the exercises will be of a simpler nature so that you get used to the movements and find the right technique. The exercises will gradually increase in difficulty as you become stronger, experience less pain and feel safer. This increase is guided by your physical therapist and based upon the feedback you provide in your follow-ups.
When you start your treatment, you will be connected with a physical therapist who will help you get started with your individual exercise program. You then will have regular follow-ups as your physical therapist supports you throughout the treatment. Together, you set goals for your pain improvement and can track your progress each week. Your physical therapist is available for questions every day of the week in the app.
No, not to begin with, unless your back has suffered a blow in connection with a fall or an accident. Today, we know that symptoms are rarely linked to changes inside the body. This makes the diagnosis more clinically oriented, which means that it is based on your symptoms and the description of your problems. In this way, the treatment also becomes more centered around reducing symptoms and problems in everyday life, and less focus is placed on what is seen – or not seen – on X-rays. You do not need to have had an X-ray to start treatment with Joint Academy.
Today, exercise and patient education are recommended as first-treatment for non-specific lower back pain. Patient education gives you a better insight into your pain, what it means and how you can manage it. This treatment can be given either through physical visits or digitally. Joint Academy’s digital treatment program is evidence-based and is developed so that everyone can be offered treatment for their back pain.
There is no waiting time to start treatment. It only takes a few minutes to register in the app.