Adding PeerWell — and the San Francisco startup’s leadership — to the portfolio of tools at Bardavon Health Innovations will help the Overland Park health powerhouse complete the industry’s first digital solution for worker musculoskeletal health, said Matt Condon.
Together, Bardavon and PeerWell will pair in-person therapy, virtual coaching, and self-care for injury prevention and recovery, he said.
“We focus on the worker and the unique clinical and professional needs of that population, understanding how the patients’ existing health, lifestyle, and job demands factor into their recovery,” said Condon, ChEO and founder of Bardavon Health Innovations. “Bringing in PeerWell’s leading digital engagement capabilities is the next evolutionary step.”
PeerWell’s technology augments the Bardavon bNOTES® clinical guidance system and Digital Health Platform™ to proactively optimize and orchestrate MSK care across a national network of over an estimated 21,000 physical and occupational therapy providers, the company said.
The West Coast startup’s leadership — including Manish Shah, CEO and co-founder of PeerWell, all are expected to join Bardavon. Adding the 14-member team from PeerWell brings Bardavon’s surging headcount to 278.
Together, the combined platform created by Bardavon and PeerWell becomes the largest and highest performing quality MSK provider network in the United States.
“A complete 360-degree MSK care experience has not existed until today,” said Shah. “Each person is different, and each patient’s response to treatment is different. This pairing between what occurs in the clinic and what occurs at home has the chance to alter worker health on a totally different scale.”
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PeerWell’s leadership will remain in San Francisco and its other employees will remain at their current locations, including several international employees, according to Bardavon.
As part of the eight-figure cash and stock transaction, PeerWell investors will become Bardavon shareholders, including institutional investors xSeed Capital and OMERS Ventures.
Bardavon is an industry-leading provider of musculoskeletal health solutions in the physical therapy space focused on getting the workers of America back to work and life. Its technologies help a national network — 21,000 physical and occupational therapists across all 50 states, with 90 percent U.S. population coverage — optimize patient treatment while facilitating enhanced claims management for the payer.
Click here to learn more about Bardavon’s $90 million funding round in late 2021.