Foothill Ranch, CA / Bremerton, WA (September 15, 2020) – Outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation provider, Intecore Physical Therapy, broadens its care and support for patients experiencing knee pain with the addition of the KneeKG™ System into all of their clinics. Developed by Emovi, the KneeKG™ is used on the knee, like an EKG is for the heart, by providing valuable data that enables the Physical Therapy team to determine the most appropriate patient-specific care plan to restore optimal knee function.
All of Intecore’s Physical Therapy locations – Aliso Viejo, CA; Foothill Ranch, CA; Orange, CA; San Juan Capistrano, CA and Bremerton, WA – will launch the KneeKG™ in their clinics this week.
Knee pain is the second leading cause of chronic pain. One out of five people experiences knee pain during their life due to an injury or pathology such as knee osteoarthritis, patellofemoral syndrome, ACL rupture, or a meniscal tear.
The FDA cleared KneeKG™ is the first in-clinic device that enables healthcare professionals to accurately, objectively, and in real-time, assess a patient’s knee(s) in 3D while the patient is moving and weight-bearing. In contrast to static information provided by X-ray and MRI, KneeKG™ quickly identifies the biomechanical and functional deficits linked to pain and instabilities of an orthopedic cause such as those associated with knee osteoarthritis, anterior knee pain, and ligament injuries. By providing a functional and objective knee assessment with a higher correlation to the symptoms, the KneeKG™ enables the clinician to develop a more focused treatment plan to significantly improve patients’ quality of life, pain, and functional limitations.
“Over the last 20+ years, I’ve been working and helping people find relief from acute and chronic knee pain, and what I know is the vicious cycle of rest and medications will do absolutely nothing to get to the root cause of most types of knee pain,” said Andrew Vertson, Intecore PT Owner and Doctor of Physical Therapy. “Introducing the KneeKG™ into our clinic allows us to offer the latest technology to our patients and, more efficiently, diagnose and, ultimately, mitigate their knee pain.”
Continued Verston, “The KneeKG™ perfectly supports our emphasis on patient education and an individual focus on patient care to successfully return our patients to full function and enhance their quality of life.”
“Knee pain affects one-third of Americans at some point during their life. Our commitment to enabling physicians to improve outcomes for patients with knee pain worldwide will always be our motivation,” said Michelle Laflamme, president and CEO of Emovi, Inc. “We are thrilled to be working with all of the Intecore offices as they introduce the KneeKG™ to strategically care for their patients that suffer from chronic and acute pain.”
About Intecore Physical Therapy
Intecore Physical Therapy is a progressive, physical therapist-owned practice that, over the past 14+ years, has become known as the place for quality patient care and positive outcomes. Our passionate and dedicated team of professionals helps active people from 8 to 80 years young get back to doing what they love post-op or injury. Our staff listens to our patients, and they are kind and approachable while providing hands-on/manual therapy that helps to fulfill our mission of …“Return People to Life.”
About Emovi Inc.
Headquartered in Montreal, Emovi is a medical device company that develops products for knee joint assessment to restore the patient quality of life. In partnership with the Quebec university research community, including the CRCHUM, École de Technologie supérieure (ÉTS), and TELUQ, Emovi completed the development of the KneeKG™, a unique clinical tool evaluating knee functional deficiencies linked to patients’ symptoms and pathology progression. Emovi owns multiple patents and the exclusive worldwide license to commercialize KneeKG™. http://emovi.ca The KneeKG™ is FDA indicated for appropriate assessment of the 3D knee motion for patients who have impaired movement functions of an orthopedic cause. It is intended to provide information used for physicial evaluation and treatment planning