Patented technology places the body into biomechanically advantageous positions for effective stretching Seven-stretch program enhances movement around the knee, hip, spine, shoulder, elbow and wrist in addition to stretching seven major muscle groups including hamstrings and hip adductors. Hanging stretch facilitates spinal decompression delivers immediate benefits.
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 Med-X 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.
Claims are electronically billed to the insurance carriers and each claim is “scrubbed” for common denial errors before transmission. Our service includes carrier reimbursement research on any new codes you want to examine. We can provide you reports of reimbursement by procedure code and insurance carrier to pinpoint profitable or unprofitable procedures. “Ad hoc” query reports are available to report on virtually anything in your patient database from physician productivity to patient mailing labels.
"There is simply nothing better than MedX. Our patients love MedX and experience excellent results. I also own decompression equipment and we find our outcomes are much better with the combined with MedX versus decompression alone. Tony and FitStrength have provided us with excellent service, knowledge and commitment to helping our practice grow. I have worked with Tony for over 10 years and recommend giving him a call. Our MedX equipment is an intergral part of our success."
A study by Dr. Brian Nelson from Minneapolis, MN, reflects how these results can be achieved. 935 patients were involved in the study. A majority of these patients suffered from chronic back pain (pain over a period of more than six months) and were previously unsuccessful with traditional therapy. After 18 sessions the success rate of MedX therapy strengthened 85% of patients’ previously weak lumbar muscles, with average strength gains of 63.91%.
“There is such a danger in too much assumption in politics,” he told Splinter. “Would you not have assumed that either major political party would not knowingly allow a guy like Art Jones to run unopposed on a ballot? If you threw $10,000 and a garbage can in a primary you’d beat him. But the Republican party just didn’t and nearly 21,000 people unknowingly voted for a bad guy. They let those people down.”
Brian is dedicated to keeping his knowledge and skills to the highest standard. Since completing his doctorate program, he has regularly attended courses across the country to expand his understanding of examination and therapeutic intervention. Brian has earned certifications in the Mulligan Concept of manual therapy (CMP) and in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (Cert. MDT). He is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) who continues to regularly work with college and high school athletes. He also stays regularly involved in the Nampa Chamber of Commerce as he serves as a Chamber Ambassador to improve business in the Nampa area.
Wes grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota where he attended Moorhead Senior High School in the graduating class of 2010. After he attended and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with his Bachelors of Arts in Biology in 2014, he attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2017.
Unlike other spine strengthening exercises that involve muscles in the arms, abdomen or legs, MedX targets only the muscles responsible for maintaining the alignment and anti-gravity properties of the spine. Poor spinal strength, alignment and compression due to spinal weakness lead to pain. Patients hoping to avoid surgery or those who have undergone surgeries for back and neck pain but are still suffering have been receiving positive results after only a few sessions with MedX.
Your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation on you, including assessing your past medical history, current symptoms, activity limitations, muscle strength, flexibility, joint range of motion, joint mobility and musculoskeletal alignment. They will then work with you on a developing a treatment plan. The goals are to help improve mobility, flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, balance, participation in daily activities, as well as to decrease pain.
Strong abs are vital to spinal support. The patented bio-mechanical design of the Core Ab Isolator provides the highest degree of isolation for abdominal muscles available. Unlike other ab machines, the Core Ab Isolator neutralizes hip flexor muscles and restricts arching in the base of the spine. This provides core abdominal muscle isolation, while eliminating the hazard of lower back discomfort. The result is a superior abdominal burn.
Cervical Extension (right): The MedX Cervical Extension Machine is an effective, proven solution for patients who suffer from neck pain and/or headaches. Because the cervical muscle must continually support the weight of the head, headache and neck pain are common clinical complaints. These ailments often originate as a result of muscular weakness or traumatic injury.The MedX Cervical Extension Machine is highly reliable and specific for the quantification of isometric cervical extension strength testing and dynamic variable resistance training.
MedX is the only equipment company with a short one foot weight stroke. Most companies’ weight stroke is two or more feet. What that means is that the weight stack movement of only one foot on a full-range repetition is safer and smoother than the competition with a longer weight stroke. Another reason the shorter weight stroke is important is that if you have 120 pounds on the one foot weight stroke machine, then that means you are moving 120 pounds. On the other hand, if you have 120 pounds on a two foot weight stroke machine, then you are really lifting about 240 pounds depending on the machine. That also means that if you increase the weight by two pounds on a one foot machine, you really are increasing it by two pounds, whereas on a two foot machine you are raising it by five pounds which equates to a 10 pound increase.
Incorporated into every MedX product are decades of experience and millions of dollars of independent, university-based research. MedX is the most technologically advanced fitness, sports and medical/rehabilitation equipment available. MedX products achieve training efficiency through resistance curves matched to tested and proven strength profiles. They operate at a very low level of friction and offer a choice of resistance in 2-pound increments, ensuring a weight that is just right - not too heavy and not too light - for rapid and steady progress. Visit our MedX Machines Page to find out more.
Kris was born and raised in Moorhead, Minnesota, in the heart of the Red River Valley. He attended school in Moorhead throughout his childhood and graduated from Moorhead High School in 2004. Kris participated in football, baseball, as well as track and field at Moorhead and is a proud “Spud” at heart. He did not venture too far for his undergraduate education when enrolling at Concordia College in Moorhead. He majored in biology and minored in psychology. Kris played football as an offensive lineman for the Cobbers throughout his college career. While at Concordia, Kris met his future wife, Shantelle. He graduated cum laude in 2008 from Concordia College. While in college, he began working at a local hospital and fell in love with patient care. He decided to pursue a career in physical therapy, allowing him to combine his love for the sciences with helping people in reaching their full potentials. In 2010, Kris attended the University of North Dakota, and obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2013. During his time at UND, he had an internship at RehabAuthority in South Fargo. Kris thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and excellent patient care that RehabAuthority emphasized. Outside the clinic, you’ll find Kris spending time with his wife and son, Warren. He also enjoys golfing, and supporting his favorite sports teams.
Kirk grew up on the Mississippi outside Brainerd, MN. He attended North Dakota State University where he earned his B.S. in Athletic Training. During his undergraduate work, Kirk had a growing passion to treat not only athletes, but the whole population. He went on to enroll in the University of Mary’s graduate program where he earned a Masters of Physical Therapy. In London, Ontario, Kirk gained a spine certification in the McKenzie Method (Cert. MDT). His latest certification, a manual therapy certification, is in Mulligan Concept (MDT). Kirk has traveled throughout the country teaching Manual Therapy continuing education courses. In addition to serving the community, Kirk enjoys family time with his southern belle, Savannah, and 3 children. Outside of work, Kirk enjoys canoeing, fishing, pickleball and board games.
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 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.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, it takes thousands more signatures to get ballot-approved as an independent candidate than as a Republican; Jones therefore ran in 2016 as a Republican, but the party disavowed him and found technical reasons for removing him from past ballots. Again according to the Sun-Times, Jones took countermeasures in 2017 and 2018 for which the party was unprepared, and so his appear on their ballot despite official Republican disapproval.