Have you ever wondered why old injuries flare up so easily? One wrong slip, twist or fall can quickly aggravate an old wound. Wouldn’t it be nice to expect the unexpected and be stronger than before? Wouldn’t it be nice to have the lifestyle you desire, knowing that your body will not only endure daily activities, but flourish? Well, you can, and a great place to start is by building strong core muscles that stabilize the spine and pelvis. We have some new state of the art equipment that will help you do just that.

All along the journey of reassuring and facilitating the customer in need-of or using healthcare services, MEDx care ensures and facilitates access to encrypted, cloud based medical records that can be shared at anytime and from anywhere. This service offers Care Providers in various fields to create their profiles visible to millions Care Seekers and/or Travellers.
Chris is a strong advocate for the physical therapy profession, and has served as the federal affairs liaison and legislative chair for the state of ND for the past 7 years.  Chris is happily married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer.  Together they are the proud parents of three wonderful children.  He enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  Chris is an outdoor enthusiast with specific interests in hunting, fishing, camping, football and vocal music.
Jones traveled and 'adventured' widely, occasionally with friend and fellow adventurer Roy Pinney (Jones's cameraman for a syndicated TV series called Wild Cargo), setting up camp for two years or so at a time in different places such as Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Mexico City. His motto was "younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles."[This quote needs a citation] Jones's Lake Helen, Florida, Nautilus building was the home of Gomek, an 18-foot salt water crocodile that Jones was trying to grow to world record size. He was also an aficionado of poisonous spiders and reptiles, a large collection of which was also housed in the Nautilus building. He ran a business that involved the importation of a variety of wild animals, ranging from tropical fish to snakes, parrots and monkeys. His daughter had a full-grown black panther that had free run of the house and even slept with her.[citation needed] He once retrofitted several of his jumbo jets in order to transport 63 baby elephants, that had been orphaned in Africa, to his Jumbo Lair compound in Florida. Jones filmed the entire operation for television and entitled it Operation Elephant.
The foundation of our rehabilitation is the MedX medical spinal testing and rehabilitation machines. Rehabilitation providers around the world have experienced amazing results using the MedX lumbar and cervical extension machines. Medical evidence shows that 80% of chronic spinal pain is due to muscle weakness, which increases as damage to the spine worsens. Weakness of the spine can lead to many conditions such as herniated discs, facet syndrome, and degenerative joint disease. A strong healthy spine provides a strong foundation which helps prevent spinal compression and allows you to perform your normal daily activities and demands of employment pain free.

“I’m not kidding when I say the choices here are just poor choices,” Hanson said. “Literally having a Nazi whose name is on the ballot on one side and an ineffective guy on the other. I don’t want to use Art Jones’ name any more than I have to. I just want to let people know you have a bad choice here. I want to transition this to a race about issues and focusing on what the district needs.” The district, he pointed out, has a sizeable black and Latinx population, as well as at least one Holocaust survivor, Stella Dorna, who was understandably unhappy to learn about Jones’ campaign. “We owe better to these people,” he said.
“The idea that ‘Six Million Jews’ were killed by the National Socialist government of Germany, in World War II, is the biggest, blackest lie in history. Other than a few Professional Concentration Camp Survivors, such as the late Simon Wiesenthal or the current Semitic super star Elie Wiesel, there is no proof such a so-called ‘Holocaust’ ever took place anywhere in Europe, against the Jews.”

PCSM offers both Medical Treatment and basic Personal Training with MedX Rehabilitation. Both Drs. Maryann and Michael Sheps are health care professionals who have been certified in musculoskeletal evaluation and rehabilitation in both lumbar spine (low back) and cervical spine (neck) through MedX at The University of Florida and The University of San Diego Medical School for Orthopedic Medicine. With these certifications, patients receive more than just a personal trainer: they receive extended knowledge of physiology and biomechanics. This translates into the ability to safely rehab a patient’s condition while taking them through a full course of exercises.
In Illinois, meanwhile, the Republican Party shrugged off Arthur Jones, a candidate for the state’s 3rd Congressional district who boasted of his membership in the American Nazi Party. But Jones won the GOP primary, and now party officials, including ones who called Jones “morally reprehensible” and “a complete nutcase,” are scrambling to launch a write-in campaign. Jones’s campaign website features a section called “Holocaust?” in which he argues that the “idea that six million Jews, were killed by the National Socialist government of Germany, in World War II, is the biggest, blackest lie in history.”
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Welcome to a series of educational blogs for women who may be struggling with low back and neck pain before, during, or after pregnancy. At PDR, our comprehensive spine specialty rehabilitation and pregnancy protocols can help resolve pre-, peri- & postpartum spine pain through an exercise and drug-free approach. Wherever you are on your journey, […]
This equipment effectively stabilizes the torso to achieve muscle isolation. The computerized equipment provides a comparison of the patient's strength and range of motion (ROM) to age and gender matched norms. A typical MedX program is 2 times a week for 4 weeks. It consists of an initial test, 3 1/2 weeks of training, and then a progress test which is compared to the initial test. Upon completion of the MedX program, all patients are instructed on exercise programs to keep their back and/or neck strong. Patients are also offered a reduced price membership to Carroll Fitness World and a space (if wanted) on our "MedX Wall of Fame."
Yes. Since we have so many facilities, MEDX allows us to easily communicate with everyone on one secure platform so workflows have improved across the board -- especially for urgent messaging. Some of our providers only work certain days, so it helps because we can send them an urgent message through MEDX rather than a message through the EMR which providers are not always able to access immediately. With MEDX, they can receive these urgent messages instantly and then go to the EMR to enter notes of the urgent situation they just handled -- saving time and additional steps.
Biomechanics precision and low-friction make Medx state-of-art. Engineering excellence and quality components mean that Medx equipment requires minimum maintenance. Included: Core lumbar strength, CORE torso rotation, CORE ab isolator, CORE stretch, chest press, knee ext, prone leg curl, leg press, lateral raise, overhead press, pullover, torso arm and row. Picture of row not shown.
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This Feb. 2, 2018 file photo from a video frame grab shows Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier and Nazi sympathizer, who got onto November's ballot as a Republican congressional candidate when the state GOP failed to put forward another candidate in the safely Democratic district. Jones was defeated by incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski in Tuesday's midterm election but managed to win 56,000 votes.(Photo: Marcus DiPaola, AP)

Patients are individually cared for by specifically trained therapists that are all specialized in spine stability. They are in constant contact with acknowledged rehabilitation institutions – mainly in the US. Most recent results from scientific research are readily integrated into daily practice and continuing education of all staff members is guaranteed by their regular participation at conferences and workshops.
Greg’s work experience includes outpatient orthopedics where he has achieved credentialing as a Cervical and Lumbar MedX evaluator, and Isernhagen certified functional capacity evaluator; in wound care where he certified as a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) with the American Academy of Wound Management; and in geriatric rehabilition providing care in the Skilled Nursing Facility and Home Health Care settings.
Dr. Ahlenius joined PDR in 2010 after working at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in the areas of neck and back pain, spinal cord injury, and musculoskeletal injuries. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 2002, and completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2006. Dr. Ahlenius is board certified in Physical Medicine & rehabilitation and has special interests in musculoskeletal spinal pathology, as well as spinal pain syndromes. Dr. Ahlenius is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He is also fluent in Spanish.
The spine is subject to high mechanical stresses during daily life activities. Punctual forces prevailing at a single disk may be higher than 400kp. Without the support of the muscles, the spine can stand only forces of about 5kp. The spinal column is hence a rather instable part of the body and gets firm only due to the muscle corset. Physical rest weakens the spine and leads to a subtle “deconditioning”. Hence – especially for patients with chronic and refractory pain - strengthening of the back muscles is a pivotal therapeutic aim.
The core muscles, which include the muscles of the back and abdomen, support the spine and hips. When these muscles atrophy or suffer an injury, back pain often results. Strong core muscles protect the spine and hips, relieving and preventing pain. MedX designs and manufactures the only FDA-registered Medical Strengthening Device in America, and it is designed specifically to strengthen the lumbar and cervical regions.
The MedX medical machines have undergone significant scientific study and have been compared against a variety of other methods of strength and endurance training. To date there have been over 60 scientific studies conducted using MedX equipment. Time and time again, MedX has been demonstrated to be superior because of its unique ability to isolate the muscles of the spine, determine the source of muscle weakness and injury, and then the capability to customize the exercise, range of motion and resistance to isolate and strengthen this weakness.
Legends like John Grimek, Arnold, Sergio Oliva, and Steve Reeves made the pilgrimage to DeLand, Florida to meet Arthur, train on the Nautilus equipment and learn. Peary Rader, founder and publisher of IronMan, told me of a phenomenon reported by his readers: Upon receiving the magazine, subscribers would read the Nautilus advertisements first! They found more information in Arthur's advertisements than in the magazine articles.

Kayla was born and raised in Mandan, ND. She graduated from Mandan High School in 2007 where she played soccer and participated in diving. She then continued her education at the University of Mary where she was part of the women’s soccer team, and where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2011. Kayla went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 from the University of Mary.
Injury can also be caused by doing the wrong type of exercises. Exercise done with great force, strain not only the muscles, but the joints and the connective tissue. In one single instant of great force one can sustain an injury that will heal. Those injuries often come back to haunt you. The injured joint is never quite the same as it was before the injury.
Aaron Sorvig was born and raised in Thief River Falls, MN. The oldest of 4 boys, Aaron was a three-sport athlete in high school playing both football and basketball, and running track. After high school, Aaron attended the University of North Dakota where he obtained his B.S. in Physical Therapy along with a Psychology minor, and later his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. After college, Aaron moved to St. Cloud, MN where he practiced for 10 years in a private practice outpatient physical therapy clinic treating a variety of patients with general orthopedic conditions. Aaron also specialized in casting/fabrication of orthotics as well as treatment of patients with vestibular/balance impairments. Aaron’s interest in sports/fitness has continued throughout the years, and has competed in 2 triathlons, 1 duathlon, and 2 half marathons. Hunting, fishing and the outdoors also continue to be a big part of his life.
The patient-adaptable equipment features seat positioning, range of motion, counterweights, and restraint systems that all adapt to the unique physical requirements of each patient. The equipment provides resistance for rehabilitation exercises in small weight increments allowing individualized levels of resistance for any rehabilitative regimen. The computerized diagnosis provides updated results of training, strength evaluation, and rehabilitation of musculature. Counterweighting the patient’s body enhances testing accuracy by removing the weight of the torso, head, and arms. IMPACT personnel are fully trained to operate and handle all aspects of MEDX testing and rehabilitation.

In what Eldon likes to call his “other life,” he has been a professional musician and singer-songwriter for many years, though he has scaled this back significantly since opening the first Midwest RehabAuthority clinic in 2011. He was a national finalist in the 2007/2008 Colgate Country Showdown, and placed 2nd out of 50,000 contestants across the nation, performing at the world-famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. He also works as the Contemporary Music Coordinator at his church. Eldon enjoys exercising and watching/playing sports of all kinds, with a special love for football. He is married to his beautiful soul mate, Amy, with whom he has two children, Isaac and Clara Jean, as well as one step-son, Jacob.

MedX’s data recording and processing software allows operators to safely and accurately determine a patient’s physical limitations and show improvements in neck and back strength. The software calculates accurate range of motion and muscle strength at numerous joint positions by factoring out torso mass, stored energy, tissue compression and/or joint elasticity, and a lack of reasonable effort by the patient. Reports can be generated showing comparisons between age-matched and/or gender-matched norms. MedX’s computerized reports offer physicians, therapists, patients, and their insurance company’s accurate, quantifiable data to use in determining a patient’s level of disability at the beginning of treatment, and their degree of improvement at the end of treatment. Improvements in isolated neck and lower back strength have been shown by extensive research to correlate with increased improvements in quality of life and increased function.
The Center For Total Back Care is one of only a handful of clinics in the Valley that offers MedX lumbar and cervical medical evaluation and treatment. The state-of-the-art computerized MedX medical testing and strengthening equipment is used to test then treat patients with neck and/or low back pain as well as limited range of motion resulting from long-term pain and dysfunction. What makes these machines so special? Isolation!
MedX applied the knowledge gained from its medical machines to the design of a full line of exercise-only machines. These machines incorporated MedX’s patented compound weight stack which produces less friction and enables several hundred levels of available resistance in increments of 2ft-lbs. This feature reduces user strain and, for the first time, made it possible for individuals to select the exact level of resistance required regardless of their strength.
Comprehensive Physical Therapy at MedX includes therapy for miscellaneous injuries and accidents from auto, sports, hiking and falls. Therapy for spinal problems including general spine deconditioning, low back pain, bulging discs, pinches nerves, sciatica and neck pain. They provide therapy for aging concerns, disease processes and disabilities. MedX therapists also provide pre and post surgery therapy to help you prepare and return to life after surgery.
I came to PDR after learning I had, at 43, major degeneration in 3 areas of my back, 2 bulging discs, 1 torn and arthritis…at MY age? I thought…I don’t want to do surgery, wasn’t an option, cortisone was, but I didn’t want to go there either, so I turned to PDR, where I learned new techniques and core strengthening exercises that helped improve my pain and help me live my life to it’s fullest! Thank you everyone!!
Comprehensive Physical Therapy at MedX includes therapy for miscellaneous injuries and accidents from auto, sports, hiking and falls. Therapy for spinal problems including general spine deconditioning, low back pain, bulging discs, pinches nerves, sciatica and neck pain. They provide therapy for aging concerns, disease processes and disabilities. MedX therapists also provide pre and post surgery therapy to help you prepare and return to life after surgery.
The core muscles, which include the muscles of the back and abdomen, support the spine and hips. When these muscles atrophy or suffer an injury, back pain often results. Strong core muscles protect the spine and hips, relieving and preventing pain. MedX designs and manufactures the only FDA-registered Medical Strengthening Device in America, and it is designed specifically to strengthen the lumbar and cervical regions.
Jones' 2016 campaign website contained a section called "Holocaust?" featuring write-ups and newspaper clippings supporting his belief that the Holocaust is "mythical." Jones cited tax benefits received by Holocaust survivors as a possible motivation for their upholding of the narrative. He also claimed on the website that Kosher food labels are "another Jewish racket, pure and simple to extort money out of the food manufacturers at a hefty fee, which is then passed on to all non-Jewish customers in the retail price paid each time we shop."
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