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Back and joint health benefit now available to UK-insured employees

 Dr. Khaled Ziada
Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2022) Employees with a University of Kentucky health insurance plan can now take advantage of Hinge Health, a digital exercise therapy program, to support back and joint health. 

Hinge Health provides tools to conquer back and joint pain, recover from injuries, prepare for surgery and stay healthy and pain free. The program is available at no cost to employees with UK health insurance and their eligible dependents. 

Employees who use Hinge Health will be matched with a care team based on their unique needs. It will include a personal physical therapist who will help with a care plan and conduct virtual physical therapy sessions, if needed. Care teams for treatments that are longer term also include a health coach, who will help users stick with the program and make beneficial changes in their daily lives. The coach is available via email, text or over the phone to answer questions. 

Hinge Health offers an app to guide users in short exercise therapy sessions. Some treatment plans also include wearable sensors that provide live feedback on your position, so users can adjust their body in real time.  

For more information and to apply, visit Hinge Health’s dedicated page for UK employees 

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