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.
mhealth Physiotherapy And Pilates is excited and proud to offer MedX for Mentone residents. MedX is a Computerised Spinal Assessment & Strengthening treatment that:
Thousands of clinics across the world are successfully using MedX treatment, with reports indicating that the treatment works very well.
Our treatment centre is equipped with specialised MedX equipment designed to rehabilitate your spine and deal with spinal pain by removing weaknesses and instability from the spine.
MedX is a tool used for assessing and rehabilitating your spine using advanced technology. It measures your backs flexibility and strength with utmost accuracy and compares the results you get with the data of other individuals of the same gender, age, weight, and height.
The main focus and target of MedX are the paravertebral muscles found in your back. The muscles are affected by shutdowns and injury, negatively affecting the movement pattern in and around your spine.
In severe and chronic cases, the spinal muscles can become weak and deconditioned, creating excessive pressure on your spine’s passive structure such as discs and facet joints. Should patients let this condition persist, it can cause degeneration of the passive structures. As such, the discs might suffer from herniation, or they might become bulged. The facets, on the other hand, might suffer from facet joint arthropathy.
MedX has utility in treating chronic back conditions as well as acute onset of the back conditions. Even with a proper diagnosis, most pathologies can cause spinal muscles to weaken and malfunction when left untreated. This increases the load on your back’s passive structures, causing such structures to degenerate over time.
Below is a comprehensive list of the conditions that MedX can successfully treat.
Individuals Who Can Benefit From MedX Treatment:
Unfortunately, not everyone can benefit from MedX treatment. This can include individuals with the following:
Weak backs become sore and this can inevitably weaken the back. MedX is ideally suited to break this cycle and rehabilitate your back while strengthening it. Our experience points to over 80% of our patients reporting significant rehabilitation and sustained improvements from our treatment programs.
Our highly qualified clinicians have been specially trained and use their expertise to treat a wide variety of back conditions.
Strengthening your back is a crucial component of your back rehabilitation. MedX treatment will take you through a range of motions to improve your back muscles. For instance, during the MedX Initial Assessment, the patient is placed in a position where the restraint system immobilises the lower limbs and the pelvis. From there, our expert clinicians will determine the safest and most effective levels your spine can handle.
You will also lift a weight through a range of lumbar movements. This ensures that the deep lumbar extensor musculature muscles are isolated and exercised safely and effectively. The muscle activation through this process is eccentric and concentric. As you can appreciate, we focus no more than just strengthening your backward bending.
We also pay attention to the patients’ ability to control the spinal segment while bending forward. The deep lumbar extensor is responsible for controlling and stabilising individuals as they bend forward. When they are not healthy, you end up loading your spinal joints and discs unnaturally.
Throughout the program, patients are taken through a variety of MedX Dynamic Exercise Sessions, and the clinicians will increase your working weight until your strength and flexibility match the expected results taking into account your height, age, weight, and gender.
For the most part, typical back pain can be treated successfully by strengthening the weakened muscles around the spine. MedX restrains the lower part of your body, preventing pelvic rotation during treatment exercises. As such, the exercises target lumbar extensor muscles, which improves the flexibility and strength of the deep muscles in your back. One positive outcome from all of this is the improvement of bodily function. Additionally, patients also experience a decrease in pain.
MedX, with its patented restraint system, is the only immobiliser that allows patients to strengthen their backs.
Complete immobilisation is crucial for these exercises to work correctly. Moving hips, thighs and gluteals will extend the back muscles, which takes the focus away from the back muscles, especially the lower back muscles. Consequently, the lower back muscles remain weak and sore. The following concerns can arise from this:
1. Without immobilising the pelvis, the exercises end up being non-specific, with the gluteals and hamstrings performing most of the work.
2. With pelvic immobilisation, the target muscles are the deep back muscles.
At our facility, our trained clinicians follow the MedX medical protocol of a 12-week exercise regime. The protocol consists of an initial isometric test and 16 back training sessions. The first week of the training course comprises or two treatment sessions. After that, patients undergo one treatment session per week until they complete the training program.
Patients with acute pain cannot start the treatment program immediately. Instead, we begin with the manual treatment routine until our clinicians ascertain you are suitable to start the MedX treatment.
In a nutshell, yes. Numerous studies have been conducted and published in medical and scientific journals on the effectiveness of MedX back treatment in alleviating back pain. Study reports have been published in the following medical journals:
Contact mhealth Physiotherapy & Pilates to book your MedX Computerised Spinal Assessment treatment today.
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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.