San Diego Business Journal Covers 'First-of-Its-Kind Clinical Trial' Comparing Virtual to Traditional PT

Writing for the San Diego Business Journal, Jared Whitlock details the “first-of-its-kind clinical trial“ recently conducted by the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) showing that Reflexion Health’s VERA™ virtual physical therapy model is “as effective as traditional therapy while saving money.”

Focused on patients recovering from total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, the study — “the first large, randomized clinical trial comparing virtual physical therapy with conventional, clinic-centric physical therapy” — found that “a person using Reflexion's Vera system saved the health care system $2,745 on average, due to decreased hospital readmissions and fewer post acute care visits,” Whitlock writes.

“Post-surgery patients using Reflexion’s Vera system had, on average, one home health and 1.4 outpatient visits. That was far less than traditional rehab, which involved five home health and 10 outpatient encounters,” he adds.