Ways to strengthen sore and deconditioned backs

Living with back pain can be a nightmare. Luckily, you don’t have to. By taking advantage of our state of the art rehabilitation and conditioning programme – MedX, you can get rid of back pain once and for all.

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MedX in Mentone

what we treat

mhealth Physiotherapy & Pilates are proud to offer MedX in Mentone. MedX – Computerised Spinal Assessment and Strengthening that:

  • Provides accurate assessment of spinal flexibility and strength
  • Strengthens sore and deconditioned backs
  • Strengthens athletes’ back to give them the competitive advantage
  • Helps patients with spinal conditions avoid surgery
  • Graphs and measures every step of the way in your treatment program

Over 1000 clinics worldwide are successfully using MedX treatment. Published medical research shows that it works.

WHAT IS MEDX TREATMENT?

Our treatment uses specialised MedX® rehabilitation equipment that removes weakness and instability from the spine and reduces or eliminates pain for good.

MedX is a unique assessment and rehabilitation tool incorporating state of the art technology. MedX measures your back strength and flexibility with computerised accuracy and compares your results to the normative data of a person of your age, gender, height and weight.

MedX targets the deep paravertebral muscles of the back. These muscles often become inhibited with injury and shutdown causing poor movement patterns about the spine.

In chronic conditions, the spinal muscles become deconditioned and weak. This causes excessive pressure to be put on the passive structures of the spine such as the facet joints and discs. If this progressive weakness is allowed to persist then the passive structures become degenerative and can often proceed to – for example – a bulged or herniated disc or facet joint arthropathy amongst many other back conditions.

 

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IS MEDX FOR YOU?

MedX treatment is used for both acute onset and chronic conditions of the back. Despite the diagnosis, most pathologies cause the spinal muscles to malfunction and eventually weaken. This increases load on the passive structures of the back causing them to degenerate over time.

The list below highlights conditions that can be treated successfully using MedX (on the left) and conditions that are not suitable for MedX.

Suitable for MedX Treatment:

  • Recurrent Low Back Pain
  • Sequestrated Disc
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Muscle Spasm
  • Poor Posture
  • Sway Back
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative Disc or Joint Disease
  • Referred Pain into the Legs
  • Stenosis
  • Radicular Pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Arthritis
  • Slipped Disc
  • Hypermobile / Unstable Spine
  • Bulged Disc
  • Scheuermann’s Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Pre-surgery Conditioning
  • Weak Back
  • Stiff Back
  • Lumbago
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post Surgery Rehab (not within 6 weeks of surgery)

Not Suitable for MedX treatment (Contraindicated)

  • Pregnant Women
  • Spinal Tumours
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Acute Infection
  • Severe Osteoporosis
  • Acute Spinal Fractures (within 6 weeks from diagnosis)
  • Acute Post Surgical Patients (within 6 weeks of surgery)

Sore backs are weak backs and weak backs become sorer backs. MedX breaks into this cycle and strengthens your back. Regardless of diagnosis, more than 80% of our patients report significant and sustained improvement as a result of our treatment.

Our highly qualified clinicians have been specially trained and use their expertise to treat a wide variety of back conditions.
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why us

MedX incorporates cutting-edge technology to ensure the accuracy of your back strength measurement and flexibility assessment. Mhealth’s MedX computerised tests make it possible to compare your results against the normative data of a person your age, gender, height and weight with unparalleled precision.

Muscles which due to injury have shut down and caused poor spine movement patterns can now be effectively treated without surgery. Not only that; because of MedX, you also avoid the slow recovery or heavy use of painkillers associated with traditional treatments.

If as a result of your chronic condition your spinal muscles have become weak and deconditioned, you need the prompt relief and solution only MedX can give.

Call us to know more about how mhealth and MedX can help you with your condition. Our experts would be more than happy to give you the answers you need. Take care.

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