Wintecare: Faster and Impactful Physiotherapy Powered by T-Plus
Claudio Freti, CEO and Simone Luca Binda, Founding Partner "I don’t know if I’m going to play on grass,” said a seemingly defeated Novak Djokovic as he strode into the small interview room following his quarterfinal defeat at the French Open. The Serbian athlete was unsure of many things at that point: his surgically repaired elbow, and whether he could recapture the game. And really unsure about playing on grass until he turned it around with a determination of a true champion, he went 47-5, with four titles and three finals in eight events.
But that, however, is Djokovic. For others, the jolt of an elbow injury can spell doom for most people since the repercussions extend beyond mere pain. Injuries such as Tennis Elbow and others have cost victims several recovery months and many times, a shattered career. Faster recovery from grave injuries is not just a priority for most individuals worldwide, but also therapists. Decision makers from leading healthcare concerns are looking at best solutions the world of technology can offer to ensure therapies are more impactful.
For stakeholders as such, coming as a ray of hope is Wintecare, a Switzerland-based organization that utilizes technology tools to help healthcare professionals overcome everyday challenges and enhance the quality of their patients’ lives. “Our aim is to harness the benefits of cutting-edge technologies to deliver tools that empower physiotherapists, make them more credible, and ensure faster patient recovery,” mentions Simone Luca Binda, Founding Partner, Wintecare. The organization firmly believes in being partners of its clients, anticipate their needs, and deliver in an enterprise-specific manner, rather than being mere suppliers. Wintecare has always aimed at accompanying clients down the road to success, assisting them with technology, knowledge, and products developed in partnership with experts from around the globe. Claudio Freti, CEO of Wintecare, adds that technical assistance to healthcare professionals, especially therapists, is quintessential in the current climate since the expectations from physicians for most patients today has extended beyond recuperating from injuries to enhancing performances.
Wintecare and CRET
Many sport enthusiasts consult a physiotherapist even if they need to indulge in sports events such as marathons. Wintecare’s motive is to redefine the role of the traditionally skilled therapist by infusing technology into their routine, a prime factor that spurred the inception of the firm. Thus, many solution providers in recent times have been exploiting the benefits of Capacitive Resistive Energy Transfer technology to empower these healthcare professionals better. CRET, or Capacitive Resistive Energy Transfer is a powerful tool, which can function as a catalyst in enhancing the abilities of the traditional healthcare professionals. “What would be the most important factor that would help a patient determine the best therapist, considering two clinics utilizing the same physical therapy device are situated right next to each other?” quips Freti. He mentions that the best approach to end this ambiguity is to choose the professional who can resolve health issues of clients in less than expected time duration, even if the prescription recommends more sessions.
Thus, Wintecare helps in elevating therapists to the status of experts in different areas of physiotherapy rather than mere practitioners.
Wintecare aims to harness the benefits of cutting-edge technologies such as CRET to deliver tools that empower physiotherapists and ensure faster patient recovery
Despite the popularity of CRET, Wintecare strived for innovation by harnessing the technology to its fullest, and the result of the team’s effort is the company’s flagship—T-Plus. The device aims to induce particular reactions in the patient’s body that can be indicated depending on the purpose of the therapy. During every research and development activity at Wintecare, aimed at the development of a better product or accessory, the firm’s resources ponder how to ensure the latest innovation in therapy yields results that last longer. Freti emphasizes that Wintecare’s device in itself is not a problem-solver, but it assists a skilled practitioner that accomplishes the desired result. “The amount of energy we transfer in Joules through the device will determine how fast we can accomplish the results we’ve been looking for through the therapy,” mentions Binda. According to the industry veteran, the peculiarity of the device, which differentiates it from many variants, is its ability to transfer large amounts of energy per second to the patient without harming the skin or tissues of the patients. This advantage of the T-Plus has helped it grab the interest of several practitioners in recent times.
The Awaited Solution
Binda throws a surprise by narrating the example of two healthcare professional siblings who have immensely benefited from collaborating with Wintecare. He adds that these two individuals sought the assistance of the Swiss firm during the early days of their career when they were still growing on credibility. However, the adoption of Wintecare’s solutions has catapulted them to being recently shortlisted to become the official physiotherapists of a world-renowned English Premier League football club.
He states another example of how the adoption of Wintecare’s devices changed the fortunes of a Portuguese healthcare firm. This enterprise procured Wintecare’s products by braving a financial constraint. However, the uniqueness of the Wintecare’s devices helped the Portuguese firm find many takers and now provides performance services to several renowned enterprises.
Wintecare’s ability to empower therapists has fetched the firm significant visibility across various parts of Europe. Recently, the industry veterans attended several conferences held in Turkey and Poland, where one of the firm’s healthcare professionals was invited to elaborate a successful treatment case involving the adoption of T-Plus.
A Peek into the Future
After an engaging discussion about the technological capabilities of the firm, the industry veterans gave a glimpse of Wintecare’s roadmap.
One of the firm’s prime objectives for the future is significantly saving the time of healthcare professionals and patients alike. Binda opines that resolving health issues in lesser time is a bigger priority as compared to leveraging the best of technology and impressing with sophistication. The industry veteran adds that best therapy at the least time is the numero-uno factor that is going to steer ahead a healthcare service provider ahead of competitors. The organization aims to become a pioneer in physical therapy technologies in the days to come.
Although it has been merely 18 months since Wintecare started to sell its own brand, the organization has scaled great heights within this short period to be known as one of the trusted solution providers in the medical technology landscape. The period has been quite illustrious for the firm since it marked the collaboration of reputed football clubs such as Manchester City and the athletic group, Rosa Associati. Wintecare is now the official supplier and partner of these reputed firms and besides, the firm supports reputed athletes by following them during reputed events. In 2018 alone, the firm participated in all Diamond League meetings sponsored by Nike in a bid to assist sports personalities.
Technology and a Good Team
The two industry veterans opine that an intelligent adoption of technology coupled with great teamwork are the prime reasons that spurred the success of Wintecare in a short period. The firm’s exclusive cream-free capacitive mode device is one of the most path-breaking pieces of innovation among a set of similar products developed by harnessing the benefits of CRET technology. Wintecare’s greatest strength is its technical team comprising of 15 international professionals who strive to help the firm gain a competitive advantage. This core team has played a vital role in the validation of the firm’s scientific hypothesis through extensive research. Additionally, this talented resource pool collects data during international events such as world championship and Diamond League events. The team also plays a pivotal role in the organization’s yearly workshops held in the company’s headquarters in Chiasso, which allures delegates from different parts of the world.
Team Wintecare is quite excited about the path ahead and is optimistic that 2019 will elevate the company to great heights. March will witness the launch of one of Wintecare’s latest innovation, the V-Plus, a device aimed at achieving high-frequency focal vibration. The device is a result of comprehensive research and has been modelled to mitigate the disadvantages of traditional focal vibration brands. Binda opines that the V-Plus would offer a range of benefits as compared to other variants available in the market today. For instance, most focal vibration devices available today are heavy, ranging from 20 to 50 kilograms and noisy as well, making them quite undesirable.
In contrast, the Wintecare device, to be launched shortly, is going to be relatively light and almost noiseless. Most importantly, V-Plus would be far more efficient in terms of vibration intensity throughout the frequency scale. As far as the workforce is concerned, Wintecare looks forward to augmenting skilled, young and ambitious electromedical engineers who are passionate about travelling, sports as well as research and development.
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