The Third Congressional District of Illinois has not been represented by a Republican since 1975, and few people, besides Mr. Jones, believe he has a chance of winning the general election in November. Daniel Lipinski, a Democrat, has represented the district in Congress since 2005, and before that it was represented by his father, Bill Lipinski, since 1993.
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.
MedX in Spine Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy: Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s Physical Therapist, Andy Dart, measures lumbar spine strength using the MedX Lumbar Extension Machine.  Spinal rehabilitation takes place in our state-of-the-art Spine Center.  This therapy focuses on improving spine strength and flexibility, body mechanics, ergonomics, weight management, and aerobic conditioning.  Using the MedX Exercise System, we isolate and strengthen core muscles surrounding the spine.  Research has shown the MedX Exercise System obtains the best patient outcomes based on objective measures not solely on subjective pain ratings.  Other treatment modalitites include: Manual Therapy Techniques, Orthotics, Traction, and Orthopaedic Bracing. For more information on MedX or spine rehabilitation contact our Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Department at (540) 347-2918. Our Physical Therapists are here to help.
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.
MEDX is different because it is designed by physicians, nurses and ancillary healthcare personnel. The purpose of MEDX is to securely exchange both user generated and non user generated protected health information (PHI) between all staff involved with handling PHI. This will not only improve clinical decision-making, but also enhance care workflows, ultimately resulting in cost savings and better patient outcomes. MEDX is a unique communication system because it can unite healthcare systems from within and also bridge outside systems together.

Increasing the strength of the spine provides a strong foundation that prevents spinal compression and injury. Research has demonstrated that the majority of patients with chronic back pain can avoid surgery through physical therapy. At Crabapple Physical therapy we have a proven tool to help fight back pain. The MedX Lumbar Extension Machine has the well-deserved reputation of being the Gold Standard for testing and treating low back pain and dysfunction because it isolates, evaluates, and strengthens the lumbar extensors like no other machine can.


Our team of physicians are specialty trained in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Patients are first evaluated by a doctor before receiving their individualized rehabilitation care plan, unless otherwise indicated. Each patient’s plan is based on their specific diagnosis and symptoms. Our physicians stayed involved throughout the treatment process with regularly scheduled visits to ensure each patient is progressing as expected.
Our purpose is to help students explore the medical field through various volunteer and educational opportunities. Through weekly “Bikur Cholim” (patient visits) at the University Hospital and different seminars, panels, and study hours students are able to define their future in medicine while establishing a connection to Judaism and our Ann Arbor community.

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.
Racial animus helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump. Since the end of the civil rights movement and under Republican strategist Lee Atwater’s “Southern strategy” that used racism as an unstated cudgel against Democrats, the Republican Party itself has played a welcoming host to racial tensions and fears. Simultaneously, it has depicted itself, as conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby put it in 2012, as “the party of color-blind equality and “a party that doesn’t think with its skin.”

The Chiropractors and Physical Therapist at Back to Basics Health and Wellness are proud to offer their patients the legendary MedX Medical Equipment for rehabilitation of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine.  MedX is recognized as the Gold Standard for treating and reducing chronic back pain and dysfunction through specific spinal strengthening.  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 thhe MedX Lumbar and Cervical Extension machines help get people better, even after multiple failed attempts at other forms of treatment.

Provides resistance over a full range of isolated lumbar motion, or over a selected limited range. Isometric testing may occur every 3° within a patient’s range of motion MedX software plots a strength curve to compare the patient’s strength and range of motion to established norms. Stored energy can be assessed and factored out at each angle tested. TWO AVAILABLE.
Price – PENDING – This line is being sold as a set only. Condition is Good to Fair. PLEASE NOTE:  Some machines have scratches on the frames and possibly missing some shields. These are 100% operational and functional – cosmetically they are in fair condition. This line would be perfect for someone who is looking for a core set and can live with some scratches (some touch up paint would help).  Price is “negotiable” and open to offers.  We have not seen a full line come onto the market in a while so we expect this line to sale quickly.

Jones also promotes white nationalism. His website has a page called “Flags of Conflict,” where he calls the Confederate flag a “symbol of White pride and White resistance.” Next to a photo of the Mexican flag, the site says  “This is the flag of Mexico. This is a nation whose leaders believe they can reconquer the American Southwest, by flooding our country with millions of illegal aliens. And, their plan is working.” Text next to an LGBT rainbow flag says, “This is a flag that represents an attack on traditional Christian morality and religious freedom.”
Still, Jones is an odious character who should have been challenged. He was a spokesman for the neo-Nazis who tried to march in Skokie in 1978, the Tribune once reported. His website lays out his hateful ideas. The Holocaust is a lie, he says. “I don’t believe in equality — period,” he replied when a Tribune reporter asked whether African-Americans and Latinos should have the right to vote.
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!
Clayton was raised in a small town in western Colorado. He has four children, three boys and one girl, with his wonderful wife Amber. Clayton finished his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in 2008 and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Colorado in 2012. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves at the Education Chair of the Idaho Physical Therapy Association. Clayton has been with RehabAuthority since 2016.
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.

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.


Jones didn’t respond to a request for comment from Splinter about whether he’ll hold any actual campaign events. Hanson, meanwhile, is still pressuring the Illinois Republican Party to consider publicizing the fact that people shouldn’t vote for him. “They said they’re not going to be participating in this race,” he said. “I’ve asked them point blank if they’d be investing resources, whether it was money or people or mailers, to let voters know they shouldn’t vote for Jones, and they said ‘No, not at this time.’ I think they’re writing this district off as a lost cause.”

Only the Core Lumbar Strength features a patented and effective pelvic restraint system that keeps gluteus and hamstring muscles from interfering with the targeted spinal exercise area. This provides isolation of the lumbar spine muscles, increases stability and allows for specific, intensive strengthening in one of the body's most vital and vulnerable areas. Regular use of The Core Lumbar Strength may help prevent injuries, remedy chronic back pain, and contribute to disc hydration.
Additional publications included the results of Jones's studies on the differing responses of muscular structures exposed to varying amounts of exercise throughout limited and unlimited range of motion. Jones labeled these responses as type S response for specific and type G for general. He was among the first researchers to experiment with exclusively eccentric training on test subjects and among the first to suggest the superiority and importance of eccentric training for strength. He was the inventor of infimetric and akinetic exercise equipment. He was the first exercise machine designer to utilize cams, as opposed to pulleys, in exercise machines, making possible for the first time resistance that varied along the force curves generated by human muscular structures[citation needed].

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.
Neck and Back Medical Center is one of the few clinics in Laguna Hills to use the M6 therapy laser. The M6 therapy laser is a robotized multi-target device designed to treat patients with a wide array of ailments. Thanks to the features of the exclusive MLS multi-diodic optical group, a wide area is treated instantaneously helping to produce an immediate response of the treated tissues. For more effective pain treatment, visit Neck and Back Medical Center.
Hanson, who describes himself as “center-left” on most issues, is also uninspired by Lipinski, who has held his seat since 2005. Hanson speculates that Lipinksi has mainly held on so long because his father held the seat before him. (Lipinski is best known as being a conservative, anti-abortion Democrat and narrowly won his own primary over Marie Newman, a businesswoman.)
MedX reduces the friction of traditional equipment from 30% to 0 and 5% friction. This makes a big difference in the ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ phases of resistance–when you push the weight up, and when you let it back down again.  If you had 100 pounds on a machine with 2% friction, you would be pushing 102 pounds during the positive phase of the movement and resisting 98 pounds during the negative phase. This is a four pound difference between pushing the weight up and letting it down. On traditional equipment, with 30% friction, that 100 pounds turns into you having to push 130 pounds during the positive phase and resisting 70 pounds during the negative phase, for a total difference of 60 pounds. That gives your muscles plenty of time to recover on the downswing, which severely impacts your ability to properly stimulate your muscles.
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.
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.
Still, Jones is an odious character who should have been challenged. He was a spokesman for the neo-Nazis who tried to march in Skokie in 1978, the Tribune once reported. His website lays out his hateful ideas. The Holocaust is a lie, he says. “I don’t believe in equality — period,” he replied when a Tribune reporter asked whether African-Americans and Latinos should have the right to vote.
Illinois Republicans, meanwhile, seemed to struggle with how to respond to Jones: in July, Governor Bruce Rauner denounced his views but refused to suggest that anyone should vote for Lipinski instead. The National Republican Congressional Committee has said it won’t endorse Jones, and the state Republican party issued a statement saying that both the party and the country have “no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones,” adding, “We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the 3rd Congressional District.”
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