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PT Genie Opens Orlando Headquarters
Home-based Physical Therapy Provider Expands into Acclaimed GuideWell Innovation Center
Orlando, FL, May 27, 2020 – PT Genie, a digital health company that is advancing the field of physical therapy with a system that keeps patients and providers connected online, will open its new headquarters in Orlando, Florida, June 1, 2020. Located in the GuideWell Innovation Center, 6555 Sanger Road in the Lake Nona Medical City area of Orlando, PT Genie plans to hire dozens of employees in a variety of technology positions by the end of the year.
PT Genie is a patented interactive physical therapy device that is used by doctors, therapists, and their patients both in the clinic setting and remotely. The PT Genie system guides patients through their exercises while measuring their progress. Through wearable sensors and a simple app on a tablet, PT Genie patients conduct their therapy from home with ongoing feedback from their therapist and data monitoring of their recovery process.
“With the challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has presented, the need for telehealth and remote patient monitoring is greater than ever,” said Reuben Gobezie, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Founder, PT Genie. “PT Genie is uniquely positioned to provide a solution for all stakeholders in this environment. PT Genie’s technology lets patients continue their therapy at home; enables physical therapists to stay connected to patients remotely for a longer period of time, and provides physicians and payers with real data on how their patients recover following surgery or chronic illness.”
“We’re excited to open our headquarters in Lake Nona Medical City, a hub of healthcare innovation,” said Laurence Higgins, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Founder, PT Genie. “Being housed inside the GuideWell Innovation Center will help keep us on the cutting edge of advancements in healthcare.”
The GuideWell Innovation Center is a 30,000-square-foot hub that provides state-of-the-art coworking and event venue space for innovators and stakeholders across the health spectrum. “Digital health is a rapidly growing sector, and our headquarters here will put us in the center of a prominent health sciences cluster that includes some of the nation’s top hospitals, universities, research institutions, and consumer health companies,” said Bob Malone, CEO, PT Genie. The company will continue to operate a satellite office at its original Beachwood, Ohio, location where the company conducts research and development with physical therapists and patients.
PT Genie Solves Critical Problems in Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a crucial aspect of orthopedic care and injury recovery. Studies overwhelmingly show that patients recover faster and with less pain when PT protocols are followed. Unfortunately, many of the most compliant patients do not fully complete the recommended PT plan following a surgery, delaying their recovery. Plus, while technology has advanced many areas of orthopedic care, the implementation of physical therapy in orthopedic practices has not changed significantly in decades. There are no scalable ways to standardize or compare differing physical therapy regimens, no quantitative way of capturing patient compliance, and no digital means to measure each patient’s progress through the recovery process.
PT Genie provides the solution as it successfully keeps patients engaged and committed to their PT regimen, while also providing patient outcomes data to the patient’s physician. When using PT Genie, patient compliance with home exercise programs from their physical therapists improves from 34% to 78%. PT Genie also accelerates patient recovery. Studies of post-operative patients showed they recovered 60% faster when using PT Genie than with traditional physical therapy alone. Patients reported a 50% drop in pain scores and a 70% increase in overall patient satisfaction with PT Genie.
PT Genie is a digital health company providing in-clinic and remote physical therapy that keeps patients connected with their providers to drive improved outcomes. A wearable device that keeps patients motivated, measures their progress, and enables providers to monitor outcomes more closely, PT Genie is advancing physical therapy to new levels. Through PT Genie, healthcare providers have a way to measure their patients — as well as their own — success.