Posture Pump

According to Neurosurgeon C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, “Considering the cost, effectiveness and ease of therapy, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump® appears to be the first choice for treatment of cervicogenic pain and cervicogenic headache.

Prevent the Hump with Posture Pump® and Avoid Stooped Posture as You Age

Relieves Painful Neck and Upper Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue
Shapes & Restores the Proper Neck Curve
Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed Discs
Decreases Disc Bulging
Reduces and Corrects Forward Head, Neck and Upper Back (Hump) Posture
Applies Reversing Pressure to Upper Back Humps
Improves Flexibility and Ranges of Motion

Interferential Current

According to John Revord, MD, a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctor with NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin, Interferential Current (IFC) is essentially a deeper form of TENS. In essence, IFC modulates a high frequency (4000 Hz) carrier waveform with the same signal produced by a TENS unit. The high frequency carrier waveform penetrates the skin more deeply than a regular TENS unit, with less user discomfort for a given level of stimulation. Deep in the tissues, the carrier waveform is cancelled out, resulting in a TENS-like signal deep under the skin.Anecdotal evidence suggests that the IFC units may be useful for patients who have not had relief from TENS.

Even though IFC devices are typically significantly more expensive than TENS units, Dr. Kenyon only recommends the use of IFC devices to achieve physiological therapeutic benefit which includes:

  1. An increase in localized blood flow which can improve healing by reducing swelling (the additional blood flowing through the area takes edematous fluid away with it) and as a result helps remove damaged tissue and bring nutrients necessary for healing to the injured area.
  2. The stimulation of local nerve cells that can have a pain reducing/anaesthetic effect due to potentially blocking the transmission of the pain signals (pain gate mechanism) or by stimulating the release of pain reducing endorphins (opiod mechanism).
  3. Some degree of muscle stimulation as muscle contraction can be achieved through external application of an electrical current, overcoming some of the muscle inhibition often caused by local injury and swelling.

The electrical current is applied to the affected area using four electrodes. The four electrodes are placed in such a way that the two currents produced cross each other in the affected area. For example, if it is a knee injury that is being treated, the two currents can be applied so that they cross deep within the actual knee joint itself. Where the two currents meet, they actually ‘interfere’ with each other; hence the name ‘interferential.’

Should the Patient Feel Interferential Current?
The patient should not feel any discomfort from the application of the interferential current but may also feel a massage like tingling sensation throughout the area being treated. This sensation may continue for a brief period following treatment as well. The intensity of the current should be increased within the patient’s comfort level. A stronger current will usually have a more beneficial effect but the intensity should not be turned up so high as to cause pain.

Interferential Current (IFC) Equipment on Shoulder

Safety and Contraindications
IFC has been used in physical therapy treatment for many years and has been proven to be very safe. However, use should be avoided on individuals with pacemakers and near the low back or abdomen of pregnant women. You should also avoid the use of this modality in a body part where there is any possible risk of metastasis.

Intersegmental Traction Table (Roller Table)

The intersegmental traction table, gently and effectively reestablishes normal range of motion to your spine. It also facilitates muscle relaxation to significantly reduce muscle spasms.

Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend sports warrior or simply someone who “gets physical” with the daily demands of life, the stress and trauma to your spine can be debilitating-especially with age. Daily use of the intersegmental traction table greatly accelerates recovery so you can get back to the more important things of life.

G Force Vibration Plate

Oscillation Motion: The Oscillation motor allows the machine to pivot back and forth like a see-saw. As one foot goes up the other does down. This type of vibration has proven to show many more results with lymphatic drainage, aid weight loss and improve fast twitch muscles.

Triplanar Motion: The triplanar motor moves the machine in a spiral type motion. Much like your cell phone would vibrate on a table top, your machine’s plate will do the same. This means it moves less distance, but can be very quick movements. This type of motion is great for increasing muscle strength, bone density and helps with inflammation.