Dr. Beverly Foster
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Chiropractic Health & Rehabilitation

Our MedX Equipment

MedX Equipment

Our clinic has one of only three MedX Testing and Rehabilitation machines in the state of Arkansas. MedX equipment is recognized as one of the most effective testing and rehabilitation machines available today.

What is MedX?

The MedX Lumbar Extension Machine is a specialized rehabilitation and testing machine. With this equipment, we can very specifically test the strength of the lumbar (low back) muscles and, through rehabilitation, strengthen these muscles.

MedX and You

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.

Your initial and third or fourth session will take approximately 30 minutes. All other sessions should last 5-10 minutes. We will ask that you dress comfortably for these tests. Ladies should wear slacks or sweats.

MedX Studies and Research

The MedX Lumbar Extension Machine has been extensively researched and studied at the University of Florida. Tests show remarkable increases in lasting strength with the use of this equipment. In fact, recently published scientific research dramatically validates the efficacy of MedX rehabilitation of chronic low back pain. A study published in the January 1999 edition of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation showed that 35 or 38 patients recommended for spinal surgery were able to forego the surgery following 21 MedX sessions over a 10 to 12-week span. Although the study does not prove that increased strength prevents surgery, it does suggest that certain people can avoid surgery with proper spinal exercise therapy.

We are proud to be able to include the MedX equipment as an available part of your treatment plan in this clinic.