Kho Health is a mobile-first platform that connects injured athletes with local health care providers. Athletes can ask any injury or mental health question and easily get insight into the next step they should take. Sports medicine providers like chiropractors, massage therapists, athletic trainers, and physical therapists use Kho as a marketing tool to allow them to find injured athletes close to their office.
Kho was founded by Olympic sprinter Ian Warner out of frustration from his own injuries during his career. He suffered a fractured, hip, back, leg, pulled groin, and multiple pulled hamstrings. Was not able to get connected with the right people and wasted a lot of time frustrated and not able to compete in the sport he loved. He then developed a passion for finding injury solutions.
Once he retired from track and field, he started an Instagram account where he shared knowledge to help athletes stay healthy. It took less than a year for the account to grow to over 20k followers, but even more impressive was the fact that it was sent over 1500 injuries questions via direct message. It was all of the direct messages that Ian received that encouraged him to start Kho.
In sports tech, there are a lot of areas being addresses and talked about like eSports, wearables, big data, augmented reality but they all forget one core issue. If athletes are injured, they can’t compete, and NOTHING is more frustrating then being hurt.
How Kho Health Is Changing The Way Athletes Approach Injuries
More Proactive Athletes – Athletes often wait until injuries are severe to ask for help out of fear of being punished or looking soft. Kho provides a safe place for athletes to ask as many questions as they like.
Less Ice – Ice is just the first step of many in recovering from an injury. Many athletes use it as if it has magic healing power. The best thing to do is find a great healthcare provider and take action from there based on their advice.
Avoiding Surgery – Surgery should be the last solution athletes look for. Sometimes it is unavoidable, but many times you can get by without surgery if you see the right people.
No More Google – Google can lead you down a black hole to a dark place. Get accurate answers and skip the anxiety.
Proof For Parents – Many parents think their kids are just fakers. Kho Health allows them to have some back up when they talk to their parents about injuries.