Dr. Ginkel is the Founder and CEO of PDR. He received his chiropractic and acupuncture training from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1990. and graduated from Russian State Medical University in 1996. Dr. Ginkel received further training in neck and back rehabilitation at the University of California, San Diego, Department of Orthopedic School of Medicine in 1993; and the University of Florida, Colleges of Medicine and Health and Human Performance in 2001. He is a certified acupuncturist, and has lectured to medical audiences on many topics related to the non-operative management and rehabilitation of spinal disorders. Dr. Ginkel is a member of the Board of Trustees at Northwestern Health Sciences University. He is also a member of the American Back Society.
Some of the professional sports teams that use or have used the Biodex systems to test and train their athletes include: NY Giants, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic..and those are just to name a few!
Over the last 15 years, the Universities of Florida and San Diego, along with various orthopedic clinics around the world, have published some of the most compelling research to date. This research shows that specific spinal strengthening exercises using the MedX Lumbar and Cervical Extension Machines help people get better, even after multiple failed attempts at other forms of treatment. With more than 75 published articles in peer-reviewed journals, the proof lies in both the research and the testimonials of thousands of people around the world.
The patented Core 4-Way Neck is a bio-mechanically precise 4-way neck machine that trains the flexion and extension muscles of the neck to allow for improved range of motion. It both stretches and strengthens the cervical spinal muscles. This allows for decompression of the upper spine and promotes increased omni-directional strength and flexibility of the entire neck. The Core 4-Way Neck is based on the superior bio-technology of the MedX Medical Neck Extension machine now being used in spinal rehabilitation facilities around the world.
I had a major knee surgery in February which required extensive physical therapy for recovery. I chose to work with Patrick and the team at MedX for my physical therapy. I was extremely nervous on my first visit and likely not the easiest patient to work with. Patrick was extremely patient with me, but also firm in his expectations of what I needed to do to aid in my own recovery. That combination helped me tremendously and with each visit there was marked improvement. Kara was also fantastic to work with. She was encouraging and firm when she needed to be. Due to the level of care I received, I didn't just make a full recovery, but found myself in better shape than I was before surgery. Due to the education provided by Patrick and the team, I continued coming to MedX as a member and still do to this day. I have lost 31 pounds and am in the best shape of my life. I am looking forward to taking on even more challenges in the future. I am where I am today thanks to Patrick and the team at MedX!
Healthcare delivery is in the midst of total reform, medical knowledge is exploding, and therapeutic options for many diseases have multiplied. At Medical Education Exchange (MEDX®), we are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-based clinical education designed within the context of the new healthcare mandate of improving access and increasing quality at lower cost to all.
In January 2018, he became the only Republican candidate for Illinois's 3rd congressional district, despite that party's repeated disapproval of him gaining this position, as well as the controversy around him being a candidate.. Despite the GOP disavowing, 26.5 percent of voters still voted for him in the general election on November 6, 2018, as he lost by 47 points.
There a number of devices for of exposing your muscles to the demanding work that stimulate the muscles to become stronger: heavy rocks, bar bells, a variety of brands of strength training machines, elastic bands, and there is MedX rehabilitative exercise equipment. Researchers at MedX spent 100 million dollars developing the first piece of MedX exercise equipment, the lumbar machine. Their exercise equipment has numerous patents that other exercise machine manufactures have tried to copy. The difference is MedX does not cut the corners that cheaper imitations often do. The result is equipment that is unmatched in it smoothness and safety. This allows us to eliminate jerking movements that cause injury, and smooth movement means minimal momentum. Minimizing momentum increases the intensity which produces the results you are looking for. This makes MedX uniquely suited for high intensity training (H.I.T.).
In the upcoming midterm elections, voters in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District will have the choice of Dan Lipinski, the Democratic incumbent, or Republican candidate Art Jones, a white supremacist Holocaust denier who, by way of self-endorsement, claims he hasn’t been a card-carrying member of any Nazi groups since 1980. If voters find that choice unappealing, there’s also Justin Hanson, a young lawyer who’s mounted a write-in candidacy as an independent based on the premise that nobody should vote for a Nazi.
Rehabilitation providers worldwide have experienced outstanding outcomes using the MedX Lumbar and Cervical Extension Machines. This is attributed to medical evidence that shows that the majority of patients with chronic spinal pain are significantly “deconditioned”. Weakness of the musculature of the spine can lead to many conditions such as herniated discs, facet syndrome, and degenerative joint disease. A strong spine provides a strong foundation that allows for healthy spaces between the vertebrae, which helps prevent spinal compression.”
Still, Jones’ nomination has been an enormous embarrassment to the party — and to state party Chairman Tim Schneider — for months. When Schneider was faced with a formidable challenge to his chairmanship in May, some Republicans — including state Rep. Jeanne Ives, who ran unsuccessfully against Rauner in the primary — cited Jones’ candidacy as a reason to break from Schneider’s leadership. Schneider ended up surviving his challenge by bringing on his challenger as a co-chairman.