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New Product for the Spine

Posted Oct 07 2008 7:19pm

Last week I went to a physical therapy center in Orange County, NY to try a new product called the Spine Six.  The Spine Six allows the patient to perform functional range of motion in a non-weight bearing environment.  The experience was great.  I did not feel like I was exercising and I was relaxed during the session.  Three other individuals with clinical symptoms also tried the Spine Six.  They reported no pain during the procedure and felt relaxed as the treatment was progressing.  All three patients experienced positive results in their active range of motion,walking  and state of mind.
                                                       Function of Spine Six

  • Spine is moved in multiple planes of motion in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Eliminates spinal load from being in an upright position.
  • Relaxed spinal movement at the neck and low back.
  • Gentle motion to increase Range of Motion and functionality.
  • Accelerate healing by decreasing soft tissue/joint stiffness, increasing range of motion, and preventing scar tissue accumulation.
  • Assists in reeducation of paraspinal musculature.
  • Option to treat cervical and lumbar regions individually or simultaneously.
  • Treatment can be conducted in a seated,reclined, or lying position.
  • Treatment can be active or passive.
  • Unit allows for multi-planar motion - rotation,forward/side bending.

                               Conditions to be treated with the Spine Six

  • Cervical or lumbar pain with or with out associated limb pain.
  • Spinal motion deficit not associated with clinical judgments listed below.
  • Disc bulges.
  • Radiculopathy.
  • Disc protrusions.
  • Neuromuscular deficits of the spinal musculature.
  • Spinal kinesthetic deficits/proprioceptive deficits.
  • Muscle spasm and other dysfunctional muscle states.
  • Muscle strength deficits.
  • Sprain/Strain.
  • Whiplash.
  • Cervicocranial syndrome.
  • Post-surgical mobilization and neuromuscular and desensitization.
  • Pre-activity warm-up before therapy or exercise.


                                                    Use Clinical Judgment

  • Serious systemic disease.
  • Progressive neurological deficit.
  • Fractures.
  • Recent Surgery.
  • Gross spinal instability.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Infections.

The Spine Six is something you should consider checking out and speaking with your health care provider, if you have spine or back problems.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want more information concerning the Spine Six.


 

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