Therapia Health Management Inc., a provider of online platform for on-demand at-home physiotherapy, has raised $750,000 in seed funding led by a group of private investors in the healthcare space including Dr. Anthony Romeo, who is in the presidential line for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society and a surgeon for the Chicago White Sox.
Therapia provides patients with physiotherapy home visits. It connects patients with local home care physiotherapists throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, making physiotherapy both affordable and convenient.
Therapia will use the funding to grow their network of physiotherapists in the Greater Toronto Area, with plans to expand across the country within the next two years, starting with the Vancouver market.
“Technology has really changed the way we interact with our healthcare providers, and Therapia is just one example of how healthcare is moving into the home,” said Dr. Anthony Romeo. “We invested in Therapia because we recognize the potential the platform has to not only improve the patient experience, but to ensure that all North Americans have access to affordable and accessible physiotherapy.”
Therapia was founded in 2015 by six entrepreneurs with various backgrounds in healthcare and technology, including Adam Brown, Jas Chahal, Joon Nah, Parag Desai, Ambles Kwok, and Luca Fornoni.
“Healthcare is moving into the home and we’ve seen a growing demand for a service like Therapia in the GTA,” said Adam Brown, registered physiotherapist and co-founder of Therapia. “Feedback from the healthcare industry has been overwhelmingly positive, and we plan to use this funding to grow our network here, and to bring Therapia to more Canadians.”
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