Musculoskeletal conditions are the #1 healthcare cost in the US

Musculoskeletal issues can't be ignored. Not only is their dollar amount costing you more than any other category, the alternatives of surgery and medication dependence don't fix the problem.

Financial Costs

At $317B per year, MSK care costs employers more than mental health and cancer combined.


Average increase in MsK costs per member from 2010 to 2019 4


of employers identify MSK as their number one spend 3

Human Costs

Lack of accessible MSK solutions are contributing to the opioid epidemic and wasteful surgeries. And it's only getting worse.


of opioid users start taking medication for back and joint pain 5


of surgeries are unnecessary 6


We are the only solution that delivers program tailoring for every patient, every session, every condition.

Digital Therapist

Movement is medicine, but poor form can dramatically slow–or even reverse–relief. Sword's Digital Therapist uses sensor technology to deliver real-time feedback. All the movement data is then shared with the PT, who adapts the program based on actual performance. Data over guesswork.

Only Doctors of Physical Therapy

We only use licensed Doctors of Physical Therapy. That means your members speak with clinical experts 100% of the time. No waiting on hold for answers. Greater connection to clinical resources means better outcomes for everyone.

Bespoke Rehabilitation Protocols

Each program is designed specifically for the individual. After each session, the data received from the sensors is reviewed by the PT, who takes into consideration the level of effort, performance and difficulty of the exercise. They then adjust the following sessions for optimal recovery. No one does customization like us.

Holistic Patient Care

We know that by removing pain, we can remove barriers to other parts of life. That's why we deliver more than just best-in-class physical therapy programs. We built our Academy and CBT program because improving access to educational resources help members stick to goals and develop healthier habits for the future. Knowledge is power.


Our connected care model

We are the only solution that delivers program tailoring for every patient, every session, every condition.

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The Sword difference

Studies show that adherence to conventional PT programs is low. In a large study, involving 38,260 Medicare benificiaries treated for low back pain, almost 50% of patients dropped out after 4 sessions. 1 Other studies estimate non-adherence to PT programs can be as high as 65-70%. 2,3 In addition to this, non-compliance to home-based exercises is particularly worrisome. 4

The Highest Engagement

Sword has the highest rate of patient engagement. This means patients sign up and complete our program, leading them to longer-lasting success


of our members completed sessions on Christmas day in 2020 3

The Highest Validated Savings

With Sword, you can save thousands of dollars for your members and millions for your business. Find out what you could save below.


Cost savings (ROI)
per member per year 11


The power of putting people first

10 weeks into the program my back pain completely dissolved. It’s like complete freedom of something that’s been terrorizing you 24 hours a day.

Sword Member


Reduction in pain
Sword members report a 62% pain reduction at the end of their program. 


Surgery reduction
Sword members are 60% less likely to consider surgery at the end of their program. 


decrease in medication consumption12


decrease in anxiety12


increase in productivity. 12


decrease in depression12

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1. Home-based Rehabilitation With A Novel Digital Biofeedback System versus Conventional In-person Rehabilitation after Total Knee Replacement: a feasibility study, Nature; Digital Versus Conventional Rehabilitation After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Single-Center, Parallel-Group Pilot Study, JMIR

2. Dieleman JL, Cao J, Chapin A, et al. US Health Care Spending by Payer and Health Condition, 1996-2016. JAMA. 2020;323(9):863–884. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0734



5. Hudson, T. J., Edlund, M. J., Steffick, D. E., Tripathi, S. P. & Sullivan, M. D. Epidemiology of Regular Prescribed Opioid Use: Results from a National, Population-Based Survey. J. Pain Symptom Manage. (2008) - This source states that within opioid users 63% have back pain and 59% osteoarthritis

6. Yanamadala, Dr. Vijay. “Solving the Epidemic of Unnecessary Surgery with Technology.” 2022.


8. Bailey et al. JMIR 2020

9. Costa F et al, BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022

10. Sword Internal Data 2020.

11. Validation Institute report on SWORD savings; 2021

12. SWORD BoB outcomes, 2021

Annual Spend By Condition 2

Solve pain with Sword. Your people will thank you later.

The only digital, clinical grade solution proven to outperform in-person therapy. 1