|Founder||Ashley Hunt, Justine Luong, Lenny Canny|
Tech, Health & Wellness
|Press Contact||Ashley Hunt|
Pancea is a software based application for chronic pain prevention and treatment. Pancea was created by certified Corrective and Orthopedic Exercise Specialists that believe in affordable and accessible care. Pancea's technology scales the specialist experience in the most affordable way. Each user is taken through a consultation that evaluates contributing factors to pain symptoms including stress and trauma and then conducts a movement assessment which produces a day of corrective exercise program. The team's unique approach in looking beyond the obvious has helped serve over 400 people so far and has reduced individual's pain symptoms by 50% within 2-4 weeks, and 80% by 12 weeks. Other successes have included improvements in user's mental health and quality of life. The team behind the application believes in a world where pain relief and health education is not a privilege, rather, a human right. The team is currently building up their network of other specialists in mental health, trauma recovery, nutrition, and other chronic illnesses as the company plans on expanding into other types of chronic pain and chronic diseases in the future.
Ashley Hunt, CEO and Justine Luong, COO are two of the co-founders of Pancea. Both women are Certified Corrective Exercise Specialists and have been in the health and wellness industry for 10 years. Ashley and Justine have worked professionally together for 9 years. Their professional work together began in a PT clinic when they were still in school and began and ran the PT clinic's wellness center for post physical therapy. While working in the clinic they would daydream about what they would do if they started something on their own. After graduating with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Neuromuscular Science, the two began their first company Nfinite Strength, a corporate wellness company in the Bay Area with a giveback portion to victims of sexual violence. It was through this company the duo learned of the frustrations individuals go through when they experience chronic MSK pain or neck, shoulder, low back, and knee pain. They heard hundreds to thousands of stories about the cost of solutions out there and how many people "just learn to live with it," which inspired them to create an affordable and scalable platform for chronic pain anywhere, anytime. Ashley was living with Lenny Canny at the time which later became their Technical Co-Founder. Lenny had injured his ACL and could not afford PT out of pocket at the time so Ashley traded skills with him; she helped rehab his knee while he wrote the first lines of code for Pancea. The three founders are all passionate about this space for their own personal reasons, Lenny being his own injury history. Ashley's motivation comes from losing her mom at 17 to an accidental opioid overdose a few years after a lower back surgery. Ashley also was a victim of a sexual assault in college which is why the company focuses a lot of their attention on trauma recovery as well. Justine had to undergo a brain surgery as a child and knows first hand how hard recovery can be after injury and surgeries. Between the 3 founders' lived experiences and applied science expertise, they are on a serious mission to help as many people as they can live a pain free and less limited life.
Letter is to Ashley's attacker on her 10 year survival anniversary. She opes up about the trauma recovery process, why she started her companies, and her mission. End of article gives info about Pancea
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