Kaia Health was born when founders, Konstantin Mehl and Manuel Thurner, came together on their mission to find a more effective way to manage chronic back pain. After years of personal suffering from this issue, the founder duo discovered the solution: multimodal therapy, otherwise known as the gold standard for pain management. The challenge was that the cost – both time and money – made this therapy virtually inaccessible to just about everyone.
And so enter Kaia Health: a digital version of this clinically validated mind-body therapy. One that can be accessed by anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Officially launched in 2016, Kaia Health is headquartered in Munich, Germany and New York City.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Kaia Health today
Today, Kaia Health offers digital programs to help people with chronic back pain and COPD. Our platform has grown over the years to increasingly support large populations of chronic pain patients and also those seeking a proactive routine to stay strong and pain free. Primarily in the US and Europe but ever expanding, these populations range from enterprise companies to preeminent health plans and hospital systems.
Developed by industry-defining computer science professionals, the company’s AI Lab is devoted to innovation, developing medical grade therapy programs that adapt and respond to users’ individual needs, conditions and requirements.
In the future, we will release clinically-proven digital therapies for Osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and more. We envision a not-too-distant day in which all patients suffering from chronic conditions are able to support or replace their standard of care routines with our market leading digital solutions.
At Kaia Health, we...
We have 5 core values that we strive to embody each and every day.
always put our users first
Kaia Health builds the best products in the world by caring deeply about our users and serving their needs above all else. We listen to and advocate for our users and in doing so, we offer solutions that put the power back where it belongs: in their hands.
No Kaianeer waits for permission to be a leader. We proactively take action, do the right thing even when no one is watching, and never say ‘this is not my job’.
In addition to listening to our users, we actively listen to one another. We strive for the best outcome in every discussion by communicating honestly, respectfully, directly and with an open mind. With this approach, the best idea always wins.
deep dive into topics to find the best solutions
Data-driven decisions and hypothesis-driven experiments are the primary tools we use to discover and deliver the best solutions.
help each other to deliver the best results
We recognize that our individual output is only as good or as big as that of the team, and therefore being kind and supporting each other in achieving lofty goals is at the core of who we are. We challenge each other, celebrate each other, and grow from our failures together.