AI Physiotherapy Solution for Musculoskeletal Health

Before we shed light on how AI computer vision technology can support your MSK treatments, it’s worth mentioning the main conditions it can help treat.
AI has transformed the way musculoskeletal conditions are diagnosed and treated. In terms of the former, AI enhances image quality, reader efficiency, and the accuracy of diagnoses. It has also created a whole new landscape for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Digital MSK solutions like Kemtai support health professionals in MSK pain management procedures. They enable guided home exercising, better exercise adherence, and faster patient recovery.

Before we shed light on how AI computer vision technology can support your MSK treatments, it’s worth mentioning the main conditions it can help treat.

The importance of musculoskeletal health

Musculoskeletal health is crucial for maintaining overall well-being. It encompasses the health and function of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. It’s also closely linked to the endocrine system, which produces hormones that regulate bodily functions, such as growth and metabolism.

Poor musculoskeletal health can lead to a host of issues, such as chronic pain, limited mobility, and decreased physical function. According to the World Health Organisation , musculoskeletal conditions are the world’s leading cause of disability.

Correct exercising is essential in maintaining musculoskeletal health and can reduce the risk of other diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Musculoskeletal conditions

There are a wide range of disorders that affect the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues in the body. Some of the main types of musculoskeletal conditions include:

  • Osteoporosis: a common condition caused by the loss of calcium and phosphate that leads to porous, weakened bones.
  • Arthritis: inflammation in the lining of the joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and movement problems.
  • Cancersthat originate in bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue are rare but are considered musculoskeletal conditions. Examples include osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and sarcomas.
  • Back pain: can be caused by a variety of factors such as poor posture, injury, herniated discs, or diseases such as osteoporosis or osteoarthritis.
  • Tendonitis: inflammation of tendons, which can cause pain and difficulty moving the affected joint. It particularly affects the shoulder, elbow, ankle, and wrist.
  • Fibromyalgia: a chronic disorder that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness. It also has an impact on your mood, sleep, and memory.

Musculoskeletal pain management

A therapist’s first step in diagnosing musculoskeletal pain is to conduct a thorough assessment. That starts with a review of the patient’s medical history, including any previous injuries or conditions. The therapist will also try to find out possible causes of the pain — did the patient suffer an injury at work or playing sports, for example?

Next is a physical examination, which may include a range of motion or muscle strength tests and assessments of the patient’s posture and gait. X-rays, scans, or blood tests may also be needed to help with diagnosis.

Once the cause of musculoskeletal pain has been established, it’s time to think about treatment. Sometimes that means the prescription of painkillers or anti-inflammatories, or — in more extreme cases — referring the patient for surgery. But in almost every case or condition, the ideal treatment is guided exercising and physical therapy.

Exercise is one of the most important components of MSK therapy. Physical Therapists will develop a program that’s tailored to each patient’s needs and goals, usually combining stretches, strength, and aerobic exercises to speed up recovery, improve function and help prevent future injuries. Of course, the patient will be asked to perform the exercises under supervision in the clinic. But in most cases, it’s essential that the patient continues the prescribed drills at home, on a daily basis, and with correct posture.

In the past, there was no way of ensuring patients were sticking to their exercise protocols or performing movements correctly. With advanced platforms such as Kemtai, that’s changed.

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MSK therapy powered by motion tracking guidance

Musculoskeletal or MSK therapy helps patients get back to full fitness after injury, restoring their strength and range of motion. And digital MSK platforms such as Kemtai have a powerful role to play.

Kemtai uses computer vision, a kind of artificial intelligence that helps make sense of human motion in video. It provides real-time feedback, allows PTs to track the patient’s performance and personalize their exercise protocol. It improves adherence, engagement, and patient outcomes, and can work on any device with a camera.

But digital MSK platforms also help therapists tackle their daily workflow with greater efficiency. They make it easier to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions, track patient progress, and collect feedback on the efficacy of prescribed treatments. It also helps practitioners manage adherence by providing actual patient activity and performance data. By combining video appointments and AI-based movement analysis, therapists can provide a high level of service remotely.

All of this is better for patients as it helps them recover quicker, reducing the need for costly surgery. It benefits therapists too, as they’re able to free up time to see more patients and, ultimately, boost their income.

To find out more about how Kemtai’s AI technology is helping businesses such as RecoveryOne deliver cheaper and more accessible MSK therapy to their patients, read MSK Physiotherapy Evolves with the Magic of Computer Vision.

Kemtai – the future of effective musculoskeletal health management

Kemtai’s AI-powered solution has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach musculoskeletal health. Using computer vision which analyzes a user’s movement and provides real-time feedback, it helps physical therapists provide highly personalized and effective treatment plans, reducing recovery time and boosting patient outcomes. It can also enable physicians to identify patterns and risk factors for certain conditions, leading to earlier and more accurate diagnoses.

But Kemtai’s uses go beyond physical therapy. Our technology can benefit corporate wellness providers, athletic coaches, orthopedic specialists, and other healthcare professionals, too.

We believe the platform will be an invaluable tool as we work towards a future where musculoskeletal health is managed more effectively and efficiently.

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Corporate Wellness

Fit and healthy employees lead to a productive workforce, lower healthcare costs, and decreased absenteeism. In other words, a healthy workforce equals a healthy bottom line!

This is why corporate wellness programs are so important for businesses. The trouble is, while programs appeal to workers who already have a training habit, it’s harder to encourage staff who aren’t fitness-oriented to start exercising.

That’s where Kemtai comes in. As industry disruptors we’re transforming corporate wellness by:

  • Revolutionizing employees’ workout routines with a personal trainer-level, interactive exercise experience
  • Gathering robust data on your employees’ fitness habits
  • Using that data to tailor fitness programs to your employees’ actual behavior and performance for maximum impact.

Kemtai uses industry-leading computer vision technology that works on any device — phone, tablet, or computer — as long as it has a camera. It tracks 44 points on a user’s body, supports hundreds of exercises, and measures workouts with high accuracy.

The workout data collected by Kemtai doesn’t just help to deliver engagement-boosting, personalized fitness plans to employees. It also proves to key business decision-makers that their corporate wellness program is working.


Digital MSK solutions like Kemtai are a game-changer for tracking athlete performance both on and off the field.

Coaches can use Kemtai to create personalized exercise programs that closely monitor their athletes’ every move, making it an ideal tool for off-season training.

It is also great for injury recovery programs as it allows doctors, physios, and coaches to create customized training plans that maximize results and minimize the risk of injury.

Orthopedic Recovery

Kemtai is the ultimate solution for orthopedic recovery, both before and after surgery, as well as post-injury recovery. It helps patients regain normal range of motion quickly, with tailored exercises that can be done every day.

But what if patients can only see a physical therapist once a week or even less? We provide a solution.

With Kemtai, post-op patients can start their recovery journey as soon as they get the go-ahead from their physicians. It enables therapists to create customized MSK programs that track and analyze patients’ movements in real time, preventing risks and ensuring precise posture.

Plus, with Kemtai, the analysis can be done every time a patient completes a home workout, not just during clinic visits. This leads to more frequent updates to the recovery plan and faster musculoskeletal recovery.

Healthcare Providers

Remote physiotherapy has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry, but low patient adherence has held it back.

Traditional methods like PDFs and passive videos lack the ability to track patients’ movements and progress at home, leaving both patients and therapists in the dark about proper exercise execution.

Our motion-tracking technology changes the game, transforming any device with a camera into a digital therapist. This technology allows for real-time monitoring of patients’ adherence and progress, leading to more efficient feedback and improved treatment outcomes.

With Kemtai, remote physiotherapy becomes more affordable, accessible, and engaging for both patients and therapists.


Musculoskeletal health is essential for pain-free movement and a fulfilling life. Poor MSK health can affect not only physical well-being but also your overall quality of life. Risk factors such as inactivity, obesity, poor diet, smoking, aging, and genetics can increase susceptibility to MSK conditions.
Maintaining musculoskeletal health is essential for overall well-being. You can do this by exercising, eating well, and taking good care of yourself. Exercises such as weight lifting and stretching can make your bones and muscles stronger and reduce your risk of injury. It also helps to focus on good posture and body mechanics. In the modern workplace, ergonomic desks, chairs, and other equipment can counter the effects of sitting for long periods and slouching over computers. Eating a diet that's high in calcium and vitamin D and getting plenty of sleep can also help with musculoskeletal health. And to address any potential issues early on, it's worth checking in regularly with a physician.
Musculoskeletal conditions are pretty common and can happen to people of all ages. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1.7 billion people have musculoskeletal conditions worldwide. Problems range from minor aches and pains to debilitating chronic conditions. The most common musculoskeletal conditions are arthritis, which causes pain and stiffness in the joints, tendonitis, which causes inflammation and pain in tendons, and back pain. Physical therapy is a key method of treatment for these ailments. In more extreme cases, medicines such as painkillers or anti-inflammatories — or even surgery — may also be prescribed.
Musculoskeletal or MSK therapy is a form of physical therapy that focuses on the treatment of injuries and conditions that affect the muscles, bones, and joints. It usually involves manual techniques and exercises (and sometimes things such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and heat or cold therapy) to reduce pain, improve mobility and function, and promote healing.
The number of sessions required for musculoskeletal therapy to be effective can vary depending on the individual case. Factors such as the type and severity of the condition, compliance with the treatment plan, the therapist's expertise, and the patient's overall health and fitness level all come into play. As a result, it's hard to give a one-size-fits-all answer but typically it may take several sessions to see significant improvement. Using an advanced digital MSK platform such as Kemtai that boosts the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain has the potential to speed up recovery and reduce the number of MSK sessions needed.