Associate members of ARMA

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There are many stakeholders not eligible for ARMA membership who play an important role in musculoskeletal health, whose involvement would be mutually beneficial. Associate membership of ARMA provides a way for such organisations to engage with our work. Associate membership does not imply ARMA endorsement of any product or service.

The following organisations are associate members of ARMA.


AbbVie is a research-based biopharmaceutical company discovering and delivering transformational medicines and products in several key therapeutic areas such as immunology.

AbbVie invests in research to discover, develop and deliver new medicines. They target diseases with significant unmet need where we can improve the standard of care with innovative new therapies. They aim to create solutions that go beyond treating the illness to have a positive impact on patients’ lives, on societies—and on science itself.



EQL is a fast-growth health-tech organisation dedicated to empowering people to take control of their healthcare needs through state-of-the-art technologies.

EQL’s first solution, Phio Access, is a musculoskeletal (MSK) digital triage support tool that uses conversational artificial intelligence to guide patients through an initial assessment of their MSK condition.

EQL is a founding member of the AI for MSK Medicine Topic Group, part of the ITU/WHO Focus Group AI for Health. The topic group aims to create a standardised assessment framework for the evaluation of AI-based solutions for MSK, ensuring their quality, fostering their adoption and improving MSK health around the world.

EQL has just been awarded Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund grant to research and design an immersive technology solution that allows patients and clinicians to better interact in a remote setting. The solution, which will benefit from AI-based technologies, will be capable of supporting movement assessment and recovery, and optimising remote patient management.


Galapagos Biotech Ltd

We are Galapagos UK, a pioneering biotechnology company, focused on making a difference to people with inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. With our pioneering spirit we aim to make a lasting, positive contribution to society by delivering breakthrough medicines we have discovered to patients.

We believe in ‘we’ not ‘us’ and together with the inflammation healthcare community, we will continue to push the possibilities of our work to tackle chronic disease and improve the lives of patients.

Galapagos UK

Good Boost

Good Boost is a social enterprise creating artificial intelligence-powered clinical technology, delivering individually tailored therapeutic exercise for musculoskeletal conditions on both land and water.

Our aquatic programs are delivered on waterproof tablet computers in partnerships with public swimming pools. Our land program is offered on users’ personal phone in the comfort of their own home. Good Boost software supports participants to progress and adapt exercises at their pace for optimal progression and adaptability.

Good Boost offers condition self-management and peer-led support to treat and prevent mobility, joint and pain disorders in accessible, social, low-impact and low-pain environments using medical technology. With everything combined, we deliver a community MSK wellbeing service that reduces pain and improves physical function that’s locally accessible and affordable.



Grünenthal is a research-driven pharmaceutical company specialising in the provision of treatments for managing pain. We are a leading global provider of innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies for people living with pain in the UK and around the world.

Our purpose is to change lives for the better. We are focusing all activities and efforts on moving towards our vision for a World Free of Pain.

Grunenthal UK, Ltd

National Orthopaedic Alliance

The National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA) is a membership organisation which brings together orthopaedic centres around the country to share best practice and address shared challenges. It is based on a quality standards membership model founded on evidence-based descriptors of ‘what good looks like’ in orthopaedic care.

The NOA champions to provide opportunities to collaborate across its membership with an aim of delivering consistent, high quality care for patients nationwide.


PhysioFast Online

PhysioFast Online was established in 2016 to provide quality online physiotherapy care anytime, anywhere. The ability to assess, diagnose and discuss best management options including a personalised exercise programme.

Our clinic is open 7 days a week from 8am till 9pm. All our physios are specially trained to offer evidence based and best practice care and promote self-management with appropriate support and guidance. We are patient-centred and pride ourselves on achieving excellent feedback and outcomes.


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