OneStep, an FDA-listed medical app that uses smartphone motion sensors to provide immediate, clinically-validated feedback on gait and mobility, announced it has re-committed this year to the annual American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Digital Health Transparency Campaign. OneStep is one of the nine original digital health companies to sign APTA's campaign pledge when it launched last September. It signifies OneStep’s commitment to transparency and dedication to ensure digital physical therapy services are always performed by a licensed physical therapist.
Per APTA, technology alone cannot be considered physical therapy, and works best as a tool to enhance a provider's ability to improve patient outcomes. APTA’s commitment states that licensed physical therapists must perform or direct the practice, and must do so in a way that is consistent with all ethical and legal regulations. Supervised treatment must also extend to all elements of physical therapy in practice, including evaluation, diagnosis, development of a management plan and intervention to care. They ask all digital physical therapy solutions to uphold these standards of care.
OneStep's innovative platform seamlessly integrates the crucial expertise of physical therapists throughout various stages of the process. OneStep’s digital platform empowers clinicians with the visibility to make informed decisions and identify which patients require their attention by allowing them to quickly and thoroughly assess their patients' health from anywhere. Providers strengthen their documentation with hard-data evidence, justifying medical necessity, showcasing successful outcomes, and identifying revenue opportunities. OneStep also motivates patients with actionable feedback, deeper connection with their provider, and easy-to-follow routines, leading to higher adherence and improved access to care.
Gait analysis is a key health indicator, and it brings attention to issues that may otherwise go unnoticed. Elements such as gait speed, stride variability and more offer key insights into a patient’s health and should be observed both inside and outside the clinic. Due to its innovative technology, turning any smartphone into a pocket-sized clinical-grade gait lab, OneStep boasts the largest and most comprehensive gait analysis database in the world.
To learn more about OneStep’s commitment to digital health transparency, visit: https://www.onestep.co/
OneStep uses smartphone motion sensors to continuously analyze movement in real-life conditions, providing clinically-validated gait and motion analysis data within seconds without any wearables. Our FDA-listed digital health platform equips clinicians with a full suite of remote PT protocols and tools that support remote therapeutic monitoring and enable clinicians to enhance decision making, intervene proactively, and help their patients reach their goals faster – by assessing health status sooner, more holistically, and from anywhere. We serve patients and physical therapists, as well as leading physical therapy providers, surgeon-owned clinics, orthotists and prosthetists, and medical device manufacturers. OneStep has demonstrated outstanding clinical outcomes and superior patient satisfaction while improving provider efficiencies, increasing revenue, and lowering costs. OneStep’s fall risk assessment was recently recognized as a World Changing Idea by Fast Company.