Pelvic Floor Patients Prefer “In-Person” Care
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Pelvic Floor Patients Prefer “In-Person” Care

A study confirms pelvic floor patients overwhelmingly prefer “in-person” to “virtual-only” for at-home care.

Rocklin, Calif., Wednesday 18 May 2022Luna, the leading provider of in-home physical therapy, has unveiled a new patient study that casts doubt on virtual-only care for pelvic floor disorders.

In the study, 97% of patients with pelvic floor disorders preferred to receive in-person physical therapy at home, with only 3% favoring app-based care. In addition, most patients agreed that they “would not even seriously consider a virtual-only care option.”

The study revealed that 71% of patients receiving Luna’s in-home physical therapy for pelvic floor disorders showed statistically significant functional improvement with only seven in-person visits.

Hinge Health recently launched a female pelvic floor disorders program soon after its competitor SWORD Health announced its pelvic health program. Luna provides effective pelvic floor care for all genders in their homes’ familiarity, security, and privacy.

“The study demonstrates that in-person physical therapy, as opposed to virtual-only, is the go-to treatment for pelvic floor disorders. Unfortunately, this means that companies, including Hinge Health and SWORD Health, are missing a huge opportunity for patient care,” said Palak Shah, Luna co-founder and head of clinical operations.

“Luna’s in-home physical therapy, accessible nationwide, provides effective pelvic floor care from the comfort and safety of their homes while avoiding the hassles of going to a clinic, at no extra cost as treatment is covered by insurance,” added Shah.

To request in-home physical therapy care for pelvic floor disorders, patients can call or visit getluna.com, and no referral is needed to start treatment. Once requested, the physical therapist will arrive at the patient’s home equipped to treat the patient.

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Luna is the nation’s fastest-growing on-demand, in-home physical therapy provider, with more than 4,000 therapists in 2022, treating a wide range of conditions. It operates in 42 U.S. markets and 24 states and partners with some of the most innovative health systems nationally, including Emory Health, SCL Health, UCLA Health, and Scripps Health.

33% of women will experience a pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime. In comparison, 16% of men have been identified with a pelvic floor disorder, and it is a growing concern as the world’s population ages. Pelvic floor disorders occur with weakened pelvic muscles or tears in the connective tissue, which may impact everyday physiological functions, such as controlling bowel and bladder continence and sexual function.


About Luna

Luna is the leading in-home physical therapy platform, offering 1:1 personalized care at home that is covered by insurance. By shifting treatment from the clinic to the home, Luna reinvents outpatient physical therapy and improves convenience, access, safety, and adherence. Luna’s licensed therapists (over 4,000 in 2022) are available seven days a week and can be requested by a patient online or via phone. Luna operates in 42 U.S. markets and 24 states and partners with some of the most innovative health systems nationally, including Emory Health, SCL Health, UCLA Health, and Scripps Health. For more information, visit getluna.com.

Pelvic Floor Patients Prefer “In-Person” Care