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.
The latest and the most demonized expression in the English language, surpassing hate and racist is --”White Supremacy”. Well someone or group has to be supreme and that group is the whites of the world. As explained in detail in another section of this website, there is no such thing as equality. Someone or something has to be superior and someone or something has to be inferior. That is just such a simple fact that it needs no explanation.
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.

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.

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.


Ryan Buchholz is a full-time physical therapist who started at RehabAuthority in June. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and received his degree from his hometown at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in April of 2016. He decided to pursue PT when he was injured his senior year of track and was brought through rehabilitation by his soccer coach.


If you live with pain on a daily basis, have a recurrent neck or back problem that won’t go away, or have tried other therapies without achieving the results you need, Physicians’ Diagnostics & Rehabilitation Clinics can help. PDR Clinics’ neck and back pain treatment programs have provided relief to thousands of patients throughout the Twin Cities. The combination of our physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians, advanced practice physical & occupational therapists, and clinically-based protocols utilizing MedX therapy equipment and lifestyle-modification programs, yield very high recovery rates without the use of invasive therapies or surgery.
For decades Arthur was acutely aware of the shortcomings of using a barbell. His Eureka! moment came in the dead of night in the late 60s when he was living in Africa. He got out of bed, designed and ordered a part over the phone. When it was installed in the exercise machine the next day, it failed. But the reason it failed revealed what was needed - the cam. Using a computer, he designed each individual cam profile. The cam makes it possible instantly and automatically, to vary the resistance properly during exercise. The cam is the heart of each Nautilus machine... machines that were "so close to being perfect that any slightest imperfection is of no practical importance."

Twenty years ago John Kelly, the owner of Austin Personal Training and New Orleans Fitness Trainers, had been living with chronic back pain for three years. Sitting was painful; he avoided long trips and going to the movies. Even at night school which would often last more than two hours he would stand the entire time. He did everything he could short of the recommended surgery to alleviate it; he walked, swam, stretched, and bought a new bed. About this time he began using the MedX Lumbar machine in a doctor's office twice a week and then once a week. Over several weeks his back finally became pain free. Studies show others have had similar results. For the last twenty years he has remained pain free except in rare times when he has strayed from a regime of regular exercise for his back. Others have had such profound improvement in the health of their lower back they have bought this $7000 piece of equipment for their home.
This is not a good look for the Illinois Republican Party. It’s evidently too late for party officials to do anything except ask Jones to drop out, which he’s unlikely to do. “There is no room for Neo Nazis in American politics,” Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday. Except there will be room for Jones on the GOP ballot. More bad news: The deadline passed for a primary election write-in candidate to register, though there is an opportunity for someone to run as a write-in or independent for the Nov. 6 general election. As for what to do in the primary, we hope Republican voters in the 3rd district are aware that Jones is a cretin and do not support him. The closer to zero votes he gets, the better.

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.
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.
MedX allows you to increase or decrease the weight being used by 2 pounds, whereas traditional equipment only allows five to ten pound increments. Why this is important is based on two fundamental premises: 1) it is critical to fatigue the muscles within one to three minutes or four to eight repetitions, and 2) as a person gets stronger, the weights need to be increased to work the muscles more deeply each time. This is where the problem of large weight increments comes in. If you increase the weight too much, by five pounds or more, the muscle may fatigue sooner than the required one minute or four repetitions. Conversely, if you don’t add enough weight, because the increment is too large forcing you to keep it the same weight as the time before, you may perform too many repetitions and be on the machine longer than the three minute optimum time frame. That is why the small weight increment of two pounds that MedX offers is the most beneficial for effectively working your muscles.
This research is also being performed and continued at each of the Courage Kenny Spine Rehabilitation sites. It shows that specific spinal strengthening exercises, using the MedX lumbar and cervical machines, as well as Spine Rehabilitation's comprehensive core strengthening and exercise program, facilitate faster and more complete recovery for patients.

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.
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.
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.
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