What is MedX?
MedX is a rehabilitation program that incorporates machines that are considered the highest standard of isolated spinal strengthening, which allows our licensed physical therapists in Gainesville, FL to safely and effectively strengthen muscles in the neck and back. Our patients using the MedX machines are able to work their muscles without compromising spinal discs or vertebrae.
The MedX Lumbar and Cervical Extension Machines have been clinically proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of chronic back and neck pain. It is set apart from other strength equipment it includes low friction, smaller weight increments, short strokes and proper strength curves. You can’t find it anywhere else other than ReQuest Physical Therapy in Gainesville, FL.
For additional research on MedX check out this public research document.
The History of MedX
MedX, used at ReQuest Physical Therapy, came about when Arthur Jones discovered that many of the strongest people had extremely weak lower backs and suffered from chronic back pain.
Arthur Jones thought if he could build a machine that isolated the low back muscles, he could effectively strengthen the back and reduce chronic back pain.
One size doesn’t fit all. Back and neck pain are unique to each person. However, we have many tools in our toolbox to achieve the best results for everyone.
Who Can Benefit from MedX?
Patients who are pre or post-surgical and are experiencing chronic neck or back pain, causing limitations to daily activities and habits.
Patients who have failed other forms of physical therapy, chiropractic treatments and even spinal injections.
What are the Primary Goals of MedX?
- Increase spinal strength
- Increase endurance
- Increase range of motion
- Improve daily function
- Reduce pain!
What are Some Personal Primary Goals?
- Reduced disability
- Reduced reliability on pain medication
- Reduced limitations of daily activities
- Avoiding surgery