The MedX Lumbar Extension Machine, designed and researched at the University of Florida, is a unique assessment and rehabilitative tool incorporating state-of-the-art technology. It is one of the few rehabilitative tools available that provides objective data.
The MedX Medical Lumbar Extension Machine is the first exercise machine capable of isolating the lumbar extensor or core-stabilising spinal muscles. By isolating these muscles the machine can objectively measure lumbar extensor strength.
With this machine we can test our patients’ lower back strength through their available range of movement. The computer produces a strength curve through range for each patient and compares this data with that of established norms – i.e. people of the same age, weight, height and gender.
Having the ability to compare a patient’s strength with established norms is important in order to identify functional deficits and to evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment programme.
A pelvic and leg restraint mechanism is built into the Medical Lumbar Extension Machine. This unique restraint system allows testing and strengthening of the lumbar extensor muscles.
Without isolation it is impossible to strengthen these muscles through the entire available range of movement of flexion and extension, because the hamstring and gluteal muscles tend to take over the stabilising action of the lumbar extensors.
Our patients with weak lumbar extensor muscles can effectively and safely strengthen these muscles under the guidance of their physiotherapist.
With each session the computer produces a graph of the patient’s movement, so that the patient can observe their progress as they exercise.
The MedX medical lumbar extension machine
- is a computer-generated accurate assessment of spinal strength andflexibility
- strengthens painful and deconditioned backs
- strengthens athletes’ spinal muscles to give them a competitive advantage.
- strengthens patients post-surgery to regain normal strength.
- graphically and accurately measures and monitors your progress during your treatment programme.
Paul Gunn – Back Machine