About 36 million older adults fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gait analysis and physical therapy can improve these numbers, but most individuals have difficulty in keeping up with physiotherapist appointments.
OneStep is a solution to this problem. It is a digital physical therapy app that not only incorporates a physical therapist in your daily life but also uses the gait lab in your smartphone to detect how you walk and what’s wrong with your gait. A progressive report from gait analysis offers a walk score to help users refine their walk and reduce the chance of falls. The app could be specifically beneficial for fall risk assessment among seniors. Another great feature is the prescription of various exercises based on walk score to improve gait.
OneStep is useful for all areas of physical recovery, including hip and knee replacement, neurological rehabilitation from conditions like stroke and spinal injury, chronic pain, and limited mobility. Users receive guidance from a trained physical therapist who helps them improve their movement. Individuals with fractures and sprains can recover faster by following specific instructions from a trained physiotherapist from the comfort of their homes.
Subscription to the app-based physical therapy service includes these features: access to a licensed physical therapist; one-on-one sessions and chat with the therapist; personalized recovery plan with instructional videos adapted to users requirements and changing needs as the user progresses; individual gait analysis; and progressive reports and feedback on users physical therapy progress. The exercise plans are easy to follow and can be fit into a busy schedule.
The app has a 14-day free trial to help users determine if this is the right physical therapy service for them.