Device offers relief from low-back pain
By Nina Olson, PT, DPT, CPI, and Andrew Coster
As featured in Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Magazine (Vol. 23 • Issue 7 • Page 32)
In the history of rehabilitative medicine, there have been some complex modalities developed to improve strength and proprioception of various muscle groups that ultimately lacked in providing functional benefit to the patient. Some of the more simple and functional treatment options have withstood the test of time and become tried and true treatments prescribed by clinicians.
There is often beauty and sophistication in the most simple and functional treatment options. One such option is a laser-pointing device, attached to the pelvis, that the patient guides through a series of patterns using dynamic pelvic tilts and rotations. In tracing the patterns, the patient activates the stabilizing muscles of the spine (lumbar multifidi, transverse abdominus and pelvic floor).