How the pandemic worsened employee musculoskeletal pain
”“I like the idea of integrating technology into wellness and musculoskeletal health – that’s the wave of the future. Over the 21 years I’ve been in the field, it’s great to see that healthcare innovation in technology is finally catching up to the business world. Sometimes people have something come up in their personal lives and they have to cancel medical appointments because a kid is sick, or they got stuck in traffic. Technology offers more flexibility to treat their pain.” Sara Aliperti, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, Mass General Hospital
Fern Health was developed in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH) to validate emerging Fern Health product lines, pilot new products in a clinical setting, and investigate new scientific approaches to pain management. In their latest blog, Fern Health spoke with Sara Aliperti, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy at Mass General about how the pandemic has impacted musculoskeletal pain, especially for remote workers. Sara shared her experiences seeing patients during COVID-19, and her advice for employers supporting employees during this time.