PeerWell rolls out app to guide people through post-op recovery

San Francisco-based PeerWell, which makes an app to guide people through surgery preparation called PreHab, now has a similar offering to help with post-surgical recovery.

Named simply ReHab, the first offering on the platform will be for people undergoing joint replacement surgery for the hip or knee. Since the first 90 days following such a surgery are critical, the app aims to help users manage their own recovery by completing daily exercises, pain management techniques and other personalized, interactive lessons.

Since ReHab only requires a smartphone to use, PeerWell believes it will be far easier and accessible for many recovering from surgery who may not have access to daily physical therapists, and who don’t want to use other post-operative rehabilitative plans that require consulting a lot of paperwork or extra devices.

“Some companies offer tele-rehab services using camera set-ups and other complicated devices to assess range of motion,” PeerWell CEO Manish Shah said in a statement. “Patients will be able to use our technology to complete physical therapy exercises anywhere and track their progress. Our ability to track complex motion straight from the smartphone will do for rehab what the integration of the camera into the phone did for photography.”

By Heather Mack | mobi health news

Image Credit: PeerWell


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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