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Equipment for performing physiotherapic exercises to relax your back    

For postural education, re-education for physiotherapy, wellness centre, home fitness useful for performing passive lumbar stretching exercises autonomously or with operator

Overview

Contrary to antigravity inversion devices, your back and head always remain in a safe and non-traumatic distended position, with your legs bent and resting against two anatomical supports in the popliteal areas.

By maintaining this position for several minutes and using a remote control, you can raise your hips to various levels achieving distension and decompression of the lumbar musculature.

When there is no resistance on the spinal column it tends to realign itself and the physiological vertebral distances are restored, using the amount of body weight that influences the spine vertically with distribution along the spinal arch in proportion with the height selected

Projected for being use in the sports hall (gymnasium) or in the centers striving to boost the customer care. It’s a easy and versatile tool:

Sport: Intensive training, engagements at close range, put the spinal column through high pressure. The patented technology helps unloading and recovering of vertebral compression.

Prevention: Inappropriate posture, sedentariness, stress, excessive weight (overload). Stretching with this apparatus relaxes the muscles, alleviates spinal tension, due to a bad or excessive weight distribution on the back.

Therapeutic approach: It permits an antalgic position with inflected legs and a passive lumbar traction. It’s ideal in case of backache arising from overload, lumbar muscle contractures.

Global program: The patented technology is a precious help in the arrangement of hand manipulation.

Primary Application of the Technology

All sports people in general who practice amateur, non-agonistic sports, but still subject their backs to intense workloads.

Gyms that offer physical re-education, postural gymnastics and back-school, can include this device in personalized workout protocols.

Teamwork (football, basket, rugby, skiing, rowing teams, etc.) as a distending device after training, matches, or competitions.

Well-being centers, spas, hotels, this device is easy and practical to use and can be installed in the various relaxation and pre- and post-massage areas

Personal Trainer who can include this device in personalized workout programs for their clients,ensuring innovative and safe stretching.

In physiotherapy, devices that generate spinal traction are often used to treat backache pathologies. This is not a medical device, but a modern instrument designed in full compliance with the safety, noise and speed standards, that enables the achieving of an antalgic position with bent legs and a passive lumbar traction. Patients suffering from spinal pathologies must first consult their doctor who will advise whether the device can be used depending on their global health conditions

The Problem Solved by the Technology

Through the lumbar stretching with this apparatus you get a muscular relaxation together with the recovery of spinal loads in a few minutes.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

Backache is a symptom, striking mainly the sacral lumbar area, because that is the one sustaining all overloads; The intervertebral disc, being a kind of “cushion” interposed between two vertebras, acts like a shock absorber; it’s made up from a central portion named fleshy nucleus and an outside wrapping called anulus. Essential for nutrition of these structures is the effect sponge/pump, the exchange between loading/unloading, i.e. the alternation between movement and rest. Sportsmen at training time and ordinary people during general activities like driving, sitting down at PC… discs are under load and constrict (compress) the fleshy nucleus, which releases toxins and gets thinner.

It releases oxygen and nutrients It absorbs oxygen and nutrients. During unloading, (at sleeping), disc absorbs nutritious substances and oxygen, and it gets thicker.
Among the most relevant risk factors of backache, sports is particularly indicated, due to excessive loads, forced movements, because discs aren’t able to recover their balance, thickness and hydration. While performing unloading exercises, the distension of lumbar muscles, a disc decompression, a fast rehydration of the discs and the activation of their metabolism (the thickness of the “cushion” rises up) are favoured.

Unlike anti-gravitational devices for inversion, during the exercise, head and back stay outstretched, relaxed in a non-traumatic position, consenting an use both independently in weight room and assisted in appropriate areas.

Competitive Advantage

Use at 360 ° (health, sports, prevention,) with operator or independently. It allows the practitioner to extend the schemes to optimize the working time of treatment with no effort. In the private area can do an exercise for the back unloading easy and autonomously.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is it?
A fitness tool useful for easily and autonomously obtaining a posture of "relaxation of the vertebral column" with consequent relaxation of the lumbar region, the area most affected by back pain.

What type of benefits can I obtain from using it?
Following intense training practice where the vertebral column is excessively solicited, it is possible to quickly re-balance the intervertebral disc pressure, preserving the athlete from the risk of disc hernias and back pains in general (lumbosciatica, discopathy). In cases of back pain caused by excessive muscle tension deriving from physical and psychological stress, the posture obtained the apparatus is very effective by activating a stretching action on your back.

Is there an age limit in the use of it?
The lying position with the back supported makes the tool appropriate for people of every age, since it is basically a passive relaxation generated both by the absence of gravity of the body's weight on the vertebral column (lumbar area), and by the light traction obtained with legs flexed and the pelvis detached from the floor.

For how long should it be used in order to reap its benefits?
The back is subjected to continuous solicitations, hence it is advisable to practice relaxation daily. Benefits are of a preventive nature for those who do not have back pain but daily solicit their back with incorrect postures and excessive loads (people who spend much of their working time sitting, overweight persons...).

In the case of specific disorders, the apparatus does not claim to solve degenerative situations. We are not hence in the position to indicate a time span within which it is possible to obtain improvements; in these cases it is best to ask for expert advice. Besides validating the application of the apparatus for your specific case, these experts will be able to make a general case study and indicate any specific therapies.

Is there a period of the day in which the use of it is more effective?
For sports enthusiasts, the use of the apparatus is recommended at the end of a practice session as relaxation and stretching for the back. For those persons who perform sedentary activities, the use is recommended at the end of the activity itself or at the end of the day. Let's take as an example someone who, for work reasons, spends much of his or her time sitting. Upon returning home, before performing other activities, he or she can do one relaxation session and then a second one before going to bed.

How long should it be used?
The time of permanence in the posture is recommended for an application that ranges from 6 to 10 minutes. However, the time indicated varies according to the individual person. An initial sensation of relief generated by the absence of gravity in the lumbar area is followed by a slight tingling sensation in the legs, caused by the pressure of the supports on the popliteus. Hence, if no pain is felt after 8 minutes, there are no counter-indications to remaining in the posture for another 2-3 minutes.

Are there any counter-indications in the use of it?
No, there are no counter-indications in the use. However, in case of osteoporosis or in the presence of osteoarticular problems, we recommend consulting a physician before using it and before performing any other type of exercise or stretching activity... and, of course, using good sense!

For which disorders is it most indicated?
In cases of general back pain (sciatica, discopathy, disc hernia, stenosis) where there is a thinning of the intervertebral discs, it is a well known fact that assuming flexing antalgic postures of relaxation is beneficial; it allows a user to assume these postures in a simple and autonomous way.

What type of action does it perform on the back?
Normally in the course of performing daily activities, inside the vertebral column, dehydration and the reduction of the thickness of the discs that act as a cushion between one vertebra and other take place. This situation returns to normal again during a night's rest, when disc re-hydration takes place. The posture that one assumes through using it allows the extension of the vertebral column in the lumbar region, reducing the disc pressure and consequently rehydrating the intervertebral discs

Additional Information

Studies on the implementation of this tool proves its effectiveness and the ability to increase above schemes of work in physiotherapy.

The results made by a European University (Traumatology and Orthopedic clinic), although preliminary, have shown that a specific rehabilitation, combined and adjusted to a single patient, allows to obtain good results in the treatment of mechanical low back pain. The lumbar analgesic positioner, that we used, had a role in maintaining good results over time, in term of pain reduction, disability percentage reduction and anterior flexion recovery. Comparing the opinions of the patients and the physiotherapists that have used the apparatus against those who have taken a rest position for the spine using a support plane, this patented apparatus showed some benefits and criticalities.

All patients were able to assume the right position thanks to the capability of the machinery that allows the patients to gradually achieve the analgesic position, using the hand keypad. The patients can do this in a simple way, by themselves and adjusting the position following their needs and their physical characteristics. The patients which took the analgesic position with the aid of a support plane reported that they found difficult to reach the correct position and to maintain it due to the contraction of the abdominal muscles. The posture apparataus allowed the patient to maintain the position without muscle contraction, promoting the execution of relaxation and breathing exercises.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 482: Exercise Devices

This class provides for apparatus intended to be operated by a human user for the purpose of: (a) facilitating the conditioning or developing of a muscle of the user by repetitive or continuous activity of the user or, (b) participating in a track, field, gymnastic, or athletic activity, unless by analogy of structure or by other function the apparatus is classified elsewhere.

Subclass 143: Suspension device