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State of the Art, High Tech Rehabilitation Comes to Western Pennsylvania

Dr. Robert L. WestwoodIf you have been in a rehabilitation center you have probably seen patients using low-tech rehab tools such as: Swiss balls, elastic bands, wobble boards, and one-dimensional weight lifting equipment. These therapies can be effective but take time, are inconsistent, and offer no feedback. Leading European Physicians, Therapists, and experts in Biomechanics have designed and developed the most state- of -the- art functional rehabilitation exercise equipment in the world today. This technology is known as SpineForce. SpineForce is the only technology in the world that has been designed to three dimensionally target and strengthen the 180 deep spinal and core muscles. The functional rehabilitation performed with SpineForce utilizes the naturally occurring interaction between neurological input and muscular performance. The oscillating platform on the SpineForce creates an instability that challenges the sensory and motor systems to react and modify each other resulting in improved balance and postural control. Designed for progressive work, from simple warm-up exercises to intensive muscular strengthening and reconditioning, this state-of-the-art, automated technology is equipped with highly perceptive sensors that precisely isolate muscle groups to strengthen areas of weakness or instability. SpineForce's visual response system motivates and challenges the patient's proprioception, balance and coordination.

Patients have been effectively using SpineForce rehabilitation technology at Westwood Spine and Joint Center. Some of the conditions that can benefit from this technology include: low back pain from disc herniations, stenosis, back surgery, sprains/ strains, stroke symptoms, patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson' s disease, and many others. SpineForce has been shown to improve muscle strength, stability, balance, coordination and flexibility. It can also be used by athletes to improve speed, agility, power, and range of motion. Shown to be safe and effective for all ages, SpineForce also offers a comfortable rehabilitation experience. Since there are only about 100 SpineForce machines in the United States, Westwood Spine and Joint Center is proud to bring this technology to Western Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert L. Westwood, Westwood Spine & Joint Center, Inc., at (724) 503-3004 or visit www.westwoodspineandjoint.com

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