The PneuBack™ Programs are an aggressive, documentable approach to proactive and reactive back care. The emphasis is posture, flexibility, functional strength, and lifetime skills; designed to accommodate those with a variety of physical handicaps.
The process for backs begins with a
postural evaluation. The PneuMAP
graphically measures postural curves
and lean and also provides a cost
effective non-invasive method of
documenting the Scoliotic curve
without the need for so many X-rays.
This measurement produces
recommended protocols for use with
the PneuBack Chair and a graph that
shows how the patient’s posture compares to an ideal.
The operating principle of the VibroTrac Table is to employ vibration to evoke specific desired systemic responses (neurological and circulatory) and to utilize quadrant independent intermittent traction to evoke predictable physiological responses.
The VibroTrac Table allows for longitudinal traction on the spine, with an emphasis on “unwinding” the spine using opposite lateral flexion to achieve de-rotation of vertebra.
Quadrant specific Therapy
The PneuWeight, an unweighting system using pneumatic power provided by a small compressor and the PneuVest™ allows the patient to perform low-impact kinetic exercises in an upright, functional position. The PneuVest unweighting harness fits the patient like a snug vest with a strap positioned on the buttocks. The vest allows the patient to move in an upright, controlled and safe position. It effectively grips the body to support part of the patient’s weight.
Using the PneuBack Chair with unweighting stabilizes the pelvis and eliminates recruitment of the lower extremities. Acute, chronic patients experiencing pain begin with up to 50% of their body weight taken off.
With the printout of the postural protocols, corrections can be made on the PneuBack Chair. The basic principle behind the chair is to strengthen the erector spinae and effect change in posture, reduce pain and increase range of motion.
Depending upon the patient, the process can include time on the PneuVibe Platform (with or without traction) either before or after unweighting. Vibration causes an involuntary muscle response, as the muscles respond the circulatory and lymph systems and synovial fluid are stimulated. Vibration also helps shut down central nervous guarding and GTO inhibition. We use several methods of stretching. Vibration aids in flexibility and the ability to break down the guarding impulse, thereby increasing mobility. We also use the stretch chair and manual stretching.
Pneumex has an unweighting model to fit every need; help your patients move on their own with a PneuWalker or with assistance on treadmills, stationary bicycles, and stair steppers.
The Pneu-Gait Foot Strap is designed to initiate a correct muscle firing pattern while walking. It is simple and effective way to dynamically correct pronation, supination, external/internal rotation and drop foot, also as a gait assist .