Bill: How strong is my back? Do you reckon back strength is important?
Steve: I think it’s really important.
Bill: Have you ever measured your lower back strength?
Steve: I actually have measured my lower back strength.
Bill: How did you do that, Steve?
Steve: Well, I used the MedX.
Bill: MedX machine?
Bill: That’s an interesting piece of equipment.
Steve: It is.
Bill: Some people say that it’s a bit like a medieval torture device.
Steve: Most people would actually say that.
Bill: But really what it is about is pinning you into a seat so that the only part of your body that can move is your lower back and actually measuring with a computer how strong you are in different positions. Would you say that’s beneficial in working with clients to see exactly where they may be weak?
Steve: Absolutely. If you can determine how strong you are, — and what we haven’t explained yet is we have age-matched normal data. So we can say if you’re forty years old male of a particular race, you should be strong and if you fall below that line, then clearly there’s some work to be done.