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.
Dr. Johnson serves as the Medical Director. He joined PDR in 2017 after serving as Assistant Medical Director at HealthPartners' Department of Occupational Medicine. He also served as the Medical Director at NorthWorks Occupational Health for 15 years, where he developed North Memorial Health Care's occupational health clinic. He also held positions at Allina and Columbia Park Medical Group as a staff physician. Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota (U of M) School of Medicine in 1985. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and his Occupational and Preventative Medicine Residency at Regions Medical Center/U of M. He obtained a Master of Public Health Diplomat degree from the U of M School of Public Heath in 1990. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine, and is also a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Ryan enjoys the interpersonal aspect of therapy and shows a genuine compassion for those he is treating. He believes therapy is not only treating the physical body but treating in a holistic manner (body, mind, spirit). When Ryan is not at the clinic he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog. His faith is his rock and the reason behind everything he does. He has a large passion for all sports and outdoor activities from hunting to a weekend at the lake. He is excited to be back in his hometown and give back to the community he cares so passionately about!

Ben has known all his life that he wanted to be a physical therapist. When he was in 3rd grade he had a minor knee injury that caused him to be sidelined in his favorite sport, football. After being treated by an excellent local Physical Therapist, he was able to return to the sport he loved. Ben then knew that he wanted to become a Physical Therapist so that he too could return people to the activities they enjoy.


Arthur Jones is the legendary founder and developer of Nautilus exercise equipment. He pioneered the concept of high intensity, joint specific strength training and was the first to develop machines dedicated to each area of the body. He proved, through exhaustive research, that it is the most effective way to get results in the shortest period of time. When he evaluated the back extension machine, he found it did not do an adequate job of strengthening the back muscles. In 1972 he began what was to be fourteen years of research and development with the goal of designing the first meaningful tools for testing spinal function, including strength, muscular endurance, and ranges of motion. In 1986, he founded the MedX Corporation and after years of development and testing, validated by independent research teams at the University of Florida, perfected the medical lumbar extension machine. He subsequently developed the cervical extension machine providing the medical community with the first tools capable of producing specific and accurate tests of functional ability, as well as the finest source of rehabilitative exercise. These machines have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world eliminate their back and neck pain. Arthur Jones devoted his life to educating people about the proper way to exercise and designing equipment best suited to his training methods.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work and is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, second only to upper-respiratory infections. Low back pain can range from mild to debilitating and can be present days to decades. Whether your just dealing with aggravating pain or you are trying to stay away from surgery you likely have something in common with all back pain sufferers, weakness. Weakness of the muscles in the low back can lead to or magnify many conditions including degenerative joint disease, disc herniation, and facet joint syndrome.
Following a full musculoskeletal assessment the physiotherapist will recommend an isometric spinal strength test, if appropriate. The spinal strength test involves being seated in the medical lumbar machine and having the lower half of your body immobilised by a pelvic and leg restraint mechanism. Restraining your lower body is one of the keys to the effectiveness of isolating the lumbar extensors so that they can be accurately strength tested and exercised.
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.
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.
Alicia developed a passion for physical therapy after bilateral ACL reconstructions that led to a substantial amount of time spent in rehab. She went on to graduate from Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks in 2010 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She spent 3 years away from northwestern Minnesota working as a PTA and returned in the summer of 2012. Alicia began working as a partnership with Kim in January of 2013, and has embraced the opportunity to become part of the RehabAuthority Family. Alicia looks forward to continuing to grow as a therapist with plans to develop the “Acceleration Program” for youth athletes.
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.
The Medical Lumbar Extension Machine is the only computerised technology capable of isolating the lumbar extensor or core-stabilising spinal muscles. This very important function allows these muscles to be objectively tested for strength and then compared to normal strength values for the population of the same age group, height, weight and age of the individual. The medical machine is then able to be used as an exact, safe, strengthening tool which monitors and measures the lumbar extensor muscle activity during the exercise phase.
Hanson is 35 and an attorney in La Grange, a suburb of Chicago. His campaign website promises he’s running “the hardest working, most motivated, and sincerest write-in campaign ever launched for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.” While that might not be a measurable claim, he definitely has the only write-in campaign against an elderly racist running for Congress in Illinois.
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.
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.
With ARRAY, each topic presented at a MEDX Regional Conference culminates in thorough analytics using multiple criteria and measurement techniques. Analytics are designed to accurately assess participant engagement, changes in participant knowledge, competence, and performance, while helping to identify needs, gaps, and barriers that can be addressed in future CME activities.

No More “Sanctuary Cities”!: This is about the dumbest idea ever conceived. And it is clearly a blatant violation of Article 4, section 4 of the Constitution of the United States, where every state is guaranteed a republican form of government and protection against invasion and domestic violence. So, no Mayor or City Council has the authority to declare their city a “sanctuary” for illegal aliens who are in violation of Federal immigration laws.
Biomechanically precise trains the flexion and extension muscles of the neck for improved range of motion, stretches and strengthens the cervical spinal muscles for decompression of the upper spine while promoting increased omni-directional strength and flexibility of entire neck. Based on the superior biotechnology of the MedX Medical Neck Extension machine used in spinal rehabilitation facilities around the world.
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.
Greg was raised in Price, UT. He completed his undergraduate degree in human biology at BYU-Provo in 1997 and his doctor of physical therapy degree (DPT) from Creighton University in Omaha, NE in 2000. Greg and his wife, Viki, are the proud parents of 7 children and finds that with what free time they have is spent exploring Eastern Idaho together as a family.
Hanson is 35 and an attorney in La Grange, a suburb of Chicago. His campaign website promises he’s running “the hardest working, most motivated, and sincerest write-in campaign ever launched for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.” While that might not be a measurable claim, he definitely has the only write-in campaign against an elderly racist running for Congress in Illinois.

Amber is starting a family in October 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, physical fitness, lake life, fishing, and loves the opportunity for a new adventure. She is excited to begin her career as a Physical Therapist Assistant at RehabAuthority. She truly enjoys working with orthopedic injuries and is excited to grow as a clinician with help from her colleagues.


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, and ultimately decreasing your pain.
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.
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.
As a surgeon, I need streamlined communication to speed up my day. MEDX allows me to get information that I need about my patients right in the palm of my hand. I don't need to worry about HIPAA violations at all. It's as easy to use as Facebook or Whatsapp, only fully encrypted, secure and faster. It makes me feel safe when I need to send information about patients peer-to-peer. Highly recommend MEDX as a HIPAA-Compliant solution.
Muscle Spasms or tension • Fibromyalgia and Neuralgia • Orthopedic implants • Decreased circulation of lower limbs • Facial pain • Lower back pain • Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster (Shingles) • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome – Hand • Whiplash neck injuries • Migraine headaches • TMJ of Jaw – Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction • Rotator Cuff Syndrome • Spinal disc herniation • Compression fractures • Post operative knee and hip rehabilitation • Ankle sprains • Cosmetic facial contouring, scars and keloid repair
Amber is starting a family in October 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, physical fitness, lake life, fishing, and loves the opportunity for a new adventure. She is excited to begin her career as a Physical Therapist Assistant at RehabAuthority. She truly enjoys working with orthopedic injuries and is excited to grow as a clinician with help from her colleagues.
The ingenuity behind MedX’s success in helping patients become pain free and regain functionality is its ability to isolate the deep muscles of the spine during strengthening exercises. MedX equipment is designed to accurately test your low back and neck, identifying existing or potential problems. Precise measurements of range of motion, strength and endurance are then compared to established norms. This allows us to accurately assess your spine in a number of different ways and takes into consideration the individual needs of the patient. This leads to fewer flare ups of symptoms and a much easier rehabilitation process.
Jones’s ideas aren’t resonating widely with suburban Chicago voters. He is expected to lose. In 2016, the district went to the Democratic incumbent Dan Lipinski, who won 100 percent of the vote because no Republican bothered to run against him. Jones only got on the ballot because, as the Atlantic detailed earlier this year, he went door to door gathering signatures (and not mentioning his views on race or Jewish people). By December, he was the only Republican to file to run.
Brian was born and raised in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. After earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and athletic training from Southern Utah University, he completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2014. Immediately after graduation, Brian joined the staff at RehabAuthority in Nampa and has been the Rehab Director since 2016.
With ARRAY, each topic presented at a MEDX Regional Conference culminates in thorough analytics using multiple criteria and measurement techniques. Analytics are designed to accurately assess participant engagement, changes in participant knowledge, competence, and performance, while helping to identify needs, gaps, and barriers that can be addressed in future CME activities.
This is Emily Deal, office manager of Mobile Medical Solutions/Family Wellness Associates, office of Susan Thompson APRN-CNP and Dr. Richard Zielinski. Just wanted to let you all in on a new program that we have been using to safely exchange patient data called MEDX. It is encrypted and HIPAA-Compliant, super fast and easy to use. You can send pics, docs, videos, messages, group messages, etc. For those businesses that use PACS, they have a great program on there for you, which would mean no more mailing CDs of X-rays to those whom use MEDX. We have been working with Michael Parikh who has been great, and has shown us how easy and accessible it is to use from our iPhones.
Amber Richards is a Physical Therapist Assistant at RehabAuthority Physical Therapy. She grew up in Moorhead, MN where she developed a strong passion assisting and comforting individuals through various changes in their lives. After high school, Amber attended Massage Therapy school at The Salon Professional Academy in 2010.  Since then she has opened her own independent massage therapy practice and currently has seven years of massage experience.  Physical therapy opened a whole new world of curiosity to continue her education and to better help herself and her patients.
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.

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, […]


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Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, said Mr. Jones was just one of several extremists running for public office this year. He pointed to Paul Nehlen, whose primary bid against the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, was denounced by the Wisconsin Republican Party last month, and Joe Arpaio, the immigration hard-liner pardoned by President Trump, who said in January that he was running for United States Senate in Arizona.
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