Alicia and her husband, Les, have 5 children, Jonathon, Isabella, Tyson, Josie, and Camdyn. The Family enjoys country living; meanwhile, Alicia continues to participate in league sports and running events. She also loves spending time with friends and family, and takes in as much of the great Minnesota outdoors as she can in above freezing temperatures!
Patients are seated comfortably in the MedX cervical or lumbar machine. In the cervical machine, the muscles in the torso are restrained so that only the muscles in the neck are targeted. Because the cervical muscles in the neck must continually support the weight of the head, weak muscles can lead to headache, neck pain and poor posture mechanics. In the lumbar machine, the muscles in the abdomen, hips and legs are restrained so that only the muscles in the low back are targeted. Weak lumbar muscles can be responsible for back pain, leg pain, stiffness and many other debilitating complaints. The exercises performed in the Med-X cervical and lumbar machines are slow, gentle, take just a few minutes to complete and are computer monitored.
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.
A strong spine provides a stable foundation Spinal Rehabilitation that permits the right amount of space between the vertebrae. Injury, degeneration, weakness and poor posture all contribute to back pain and neck problems. To provide lasting relief from chronic neck and back pain, the structures of the spine must be reconditioned; Med-X physical therapy in Lakewood accomplishes this goal with isolated strengthening exercises.
Dr. Friedman joined PDR in 2012. Prior to joining PDR she worked at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in their inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers. She earned her medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2007; and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY in 2011. earned her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel and completed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Friedman is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and has interests in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, healthy living promotion, and preventative medicine. Dr. Friedman is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Ben started his RehabAuthority career in Boise, Idaho and spent 4 years as Rehab Director of the Eagle Road clinic. He was given a great opportunity to work for the summer closer to family in Grand Forks, North Dakota and has now returned to the Treasure Valley to work once again at the Eagle Road clinic. He enjoys all things competitive or outdoors including sports, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, and CrossFit.
Knowing that our staff like using their smartphones to communicate for work, I knew that I had to make sure that they were following HIPAA guidelines when doing so. We searched for apps that were providing this service and decided on MEDX to be our app to fulfill this need.  MEDX was chosen by our staff because of how easy it is to use and the features it contains. The staff was comfortable with the app because it was designed by professionals like themselves. As an administrator of the clinic, I felt comfortable with the admin portal and its permission controls. Further, being a multi unit practices with locations across Washington state, It has the ability to bridge our clinics together and communicate securely via the personal smartphone. This was an essential feature for our clinic. Overall, very impressive application, shores up a need, keeps our employees happy, and assures we are HIPAA-Compliant. Highly recommend MEDX as a mobile communication solution for healthcare.
MedX Health designs, develops and distributes laser medical devices that have been evaluated and tested for safety and effectiveness and cleared and licensed for use in Canada and United States. The technology has gone through stringent evaluation and testing and it has been cleared for sale by the following regulatory bodies: Health Canada and US-FDA.
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."
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.

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)
MedX is a tool that isolates movement and provides a safe and effective environment in which to apply basic principles of progression and overload to combat and reverse the deconditioning effects of chronic low back pain. Providing a secure isolated environment reduces patients anxiety and apprehension during the movement and musculature re-activation phase of a rehabilitation program. This type of environment helps the patient develop and re-establish confidence in using their low back musculature. The human body adapts to disuse. If an area of the body is painful the neuromuscular system will learn new patterns of contraction to produce movement, thus alienating the injured muscle. This injured muscle then further atrophies and weakens, predisposing an individual to greater risk and severity or re-injury. Effective rehabilitation must prevent alienation, or re-educate the neuromuscular system properly.

The district sweeps in the old Chicago Democratic machine wards of 11, 13, 14, 19 and 23 and meanders through a corridor to wide swathes of southwest suburban turf. The district was drawn to protect Lipinski, whose father, William — a former congressman — is close to House Speaker Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, who is also the chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois.
Chronic lower back pain transforms a formerly active individual into a person who experiences difficulty standing, walking and sitting — chronic lower back pain can even influence emotions and outlook. If you’re tired of doing exercises and visiting doctors to no avail, get in touch with EIF. With one-on-one training using our MedX Lumbar Extension machine, you
Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems or injuries make it difficult to move around and perform everyday tasks. It helps you gain strength, improve flexibility and feel less pain. It also helps improve your fitness level and endurance. Physical therapy can help with recovery after surgeries as well. Physical therapy may be used alone or with other treatments. You do not need a referral from your doctor to attend physical therapy, unless your insurance requires it.
Figures 1-3 illustrates the isolated movement amplitudes and test positions on the therapy machines for lumbar extension and cervical extension. For the lumbar extension, an isometric force measurement is made at seven different test positions at every 12° of the movement. For the cervical extension there is eight test positions at every 18°. The test involves an isolated movement over the full range, up to 72° for lumbar extension and 126° for cervical extension.
MedX offers a short one foot weight stroke, as compared to most equipment which has a weight stroke of two or more feet. This means 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. A long weight stroke can also effect the amount of weight that you are effectively moving when you use the machine.
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.
Arthur Jones, born in 1922, in Morrilton, Arkansas, was perhaps the most all-time controversial entrepreneur of strength training. Throughout his life, he rema...ined egocentric and opinionated and was, he said, "outraged" by ignorance. His father, mother, grandfather, and great-grandfather were practicing physicians,and his half-sister and half-brother were also medical doctors. He stated in his authorized biography, "Younger Women, Faster Airplanes, Bigger Crocodiles," written by John Szimansky,

MedX™ treats and reduces chronic back pain and dysfunction through specific spinal strengthening exercises using the MedX™ Lumbar and Cervical Extension Machines. Pressure on the spinal column causes pressure on nerve roots, which in turn, causes pain. MedX™ focuses on increasing strength, decreasing pressure on spine and nerve roots, ultimately decreasing pain. It also reforms inflexible scar tissue into a more normal functional scar. In simple terms:


Unique padded restraint system neutralizes shoulder, arm and chest muscles while isolating waistline muscles. Separate system of padded restraints effectively locks the pelvis and prevents the hip and gluteus muscles from assisting in rotation of the torso. Increases strength and flexibility at the core of the body, making it a favorite among golf pros looking to increase club head speed.

A course of MedX treatment includes two types of testing. The first test is called the “Static Test” and the second is the “Dynamic Test”. The Static Test requires pushing backwards at seven different angles. The Dynamic Test requires pushing a specified weight repeatedly through a range of motion. The MedX machine itself will neither make you move where you hurt nor will it make you push harder than you feel comfortable. You will have total control of your effort. In other words, you move the machine – the machine does not move you.
In Lake Helen, Florida, Jones built a $75 million corporate headquarters, which incorporated sound stages, film editing rooms and two homes. His privately held company had an estimated reported annual income of $300 million and was regarded as the largest manufacturer of exercise machines in the world. Physique legends John Grimek, Steve Reeves, Bill Pearl, Sergio Oliva, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Boyer Coe, Mike and Ray Mentzer and Casey Visator made their pilgrimage to meet the cantankerous tycoon and to train on Nautilus equipment.

Dr. Kraemer joined PDR in 2003. Prior to joining PDR, he practiced in St. Cloud and Stillwater, Minnesota. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1989, and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1993. His specialty is general, non-operative management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on neck & back rehabilitation. Dr. Kraemer has interests in injury/illness prevention, MedX spinal rehabilitation, and wellness and health promotion. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR), and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
MEDEX provides effective Workers' Compensation cost containment services for California employers and claims administrators. Our programs have proven to drastically reduce Workers' Compensation related high costs for our employer clients, while offering a simplified resolution to the often complicated process. Most importantly, MEDEX will allow the employer maximum control with our customized programs.
On July 2, Walker was sent a “no trespassing” notice by the North Carolina GOP, which stated in part: “The North Carolina Republican Party did not make this decision lightly; however, due to your recent behavior and threatening messages we feel it to be necessary. The Party has determined that your presence at the events and on Party offices or property impair the functioning of the Party.”
Hanson said he was cheered to learn that. “I don’t care about getting their support or that they tell their voters about my campaign as an alternative, because I’m independent and I want voters to be clear on that,” he told Splinter in an email. “They know that all I genuinely want from them is that they reach the voters they can reach to inform them about Jones and to vote for someone else. I hope they do something and follow through on that.”
In addition to the Lumbar Extension machine, the Core Spinal Fitness System includes machines that improve strength, flexibility and endurance throughout the core. These machines include the Ab Isolator, Super Stretch, Torso Rotation and Four-Way Neck. Known throughout the fitness and rehabilitation fields as a provider of revolutionary medical strengthening equipment, MedX constructs its machines using precision engineering, low friction and high-quality components.

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.
Alicia grew up in a small town of northwestern Minnesota where she spent most of her time playing volleyball and basketball. She also spent her summers camping, fishing, and attending sport camps. Alicia’s competitive nature and passion for excellence provided her with many awards and recognition during high school, and, while competing at Thief River Fall’s junior college.
MEDEX provides effective Workers' Compensation cost containment services for California employers and claims administrators. Our programs have proven to drastically reduce Workers' Compensation related high costs for our employer clients, while offering a simplified resolution to the often complicated process. Most importantly, MEDEX will allow the employer maximum control with our customized programs.
MedX medical equipment is recognized as the "Gold Standard" for treating and reducing chronic back pain and dysfunction through specific spinal strengthening. Weakness of the musculature of the spine can lead to many conditions such as herniated discs, facet syndrome, and degenerative joint disease. It is recommended for post-surgical rehabilitation, the average "sprain/strain" injury, and anyone suffering from chronic or acute low back and neck pain.
By 1984, approximately 4,700 Nautilus Fitness Centers covered the United States. Complete lines of the equipment were the choice in physical rehabilitation centers, professional sports teams training rooms, colleges, high schools, and private facilities, despite the belief of a large majority of weight-training experts that traditional training with free weights produced superior results.
Talk about promptness and fit the need of the customer. They went all out helping me. You work your entire life assisting others in the nursing industry and when it comes times for you to need assistance, the government social security you pay into does NOT help you with your needs. Medicare will not assist you but Med X Change, LLC came to my rescue.

A graduate of Idaho State University’s 1995 Masters of Physical Therapy program, Paul has spent the last 18 years sharpening his skills as a therapist. Having practiced in hospitals (Pocatello, ID; Elko, NV; Bullhead City, AZ), a Worker’s Compensation specialty clinic (Tempe, AZ), and other sports medicine facilities have allowed for a broad exposure to the practice of physical therapy. His early passion for sports brought him from Southern California to Caldwell and the College of Idaho.
Amber attended Northland Community and Technical College earning a seat in their Physical Therapy Assistant program. She received her Associates of Applied Science degree in 2018 graduating with honors. She was also presented with PTA student of the year and was her class representative that was nominated by the American Physical Therapy Association to be the Head Usher at the House of Delegates in 2017, Boston MA.
MedX allows you to set weight increments by 2 pounds, instead of five to ten pound increments. The method of strength training that we use at Vertex Fitness requires that you fatigue the muscle within 50-70 seconds, and not over a long period of time. If you increase the weight by too much, the muscle may fatigue too fast. If you cannot increase the weight because you must wait for a ten pound increment, the workout will not be as effective.

How it works: MedX enters into a lease with the physician or practice who prescribe the MedX Home Back Machine Program for its Workers Comp or Personal Injury patients. MedX handles the delivery of equipment to the patient's home and assigns a Personal Clinician to the patient. The Personal Clinician individually instructs the patient in their home on the proper use of equipment, completes outcome information and encourages the patient during the 90 days of treatment.
Knowing that our staff like using their smartphones to communicate for work, I knew that I had to make sure that they were following HIPAA guidelines when doing so. We searched for apps that were providing this service and decided on MEDX to be our app to fulfill this need.  MEDX was chosen by our staff because of how easy it is to use and the features it contains. The staff was comfortable with the app because it was designed by professionals like themselves. As an administrator of the clinic, I felt comfortable with the admin portal and its permission controls. Further, being a multi unit practices with locations across Washington state, It has the ability to bridge our clinics together and communicate securely via the personal smartphone. This was an essential feature for our clinic. Overall, very impressive application, shores up a need, keeps our employees happy, and assures we are HIPAA-Compliant. Highly recommend MEDX as a mobile communication solution for healthcare.
Jones was born on January 1, 1948 in Beloit, Wisconsin. In 1969 he joined the army and served one year in Vietnam. He then attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where he majored in journalism and political science. While there, he was a member of Young Republicans, Young Americans for Freedom, Republicans for Wallace, and Republican National Committee.
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.

Hanson called the police as a precaution, though it turned out to be fairly uneventful: “He came into my backyard. I wasn’t allowing it. He called me a coward because I wouldn’t debate the Holocaust.” Hanson told Jones to leave, and added, referring to the American flag hat Jones was wearing that day, “I told him he didn’t deserve to wear a hat with the flag on it.” Upon departing, Jones left some literature with Hanson, which Hanson gently described as “kooky stuff” about how women shouldn’t play in the NFL.

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