About Synergy Strong Spine MedX

  • Synergy Physiotherapy and Sports uses MedX spine technology which is an evidence based approach to manage acute and chronic back and neck pain. It’s a supervised exercise program. There are many studies published on MedX.
  • Founded in 1986, MedX is validated by independent research teams at the University of Florida, Over the years, MedX machines have helped many individuals around the world to manage and eliminate their back and neck pain while restoring their function and quality of life.

What makes the Strong Spine MedX Program safe?

  • MedX exercises are performed under the direct supervision of our physiotherapists with years of experience handling a wide range of spinal disorders.
    – The exercise protocols are well structured and optimised according to the individual’s ability.

How is Synergy Strong Spine different from other conventional back exercises?

MedX measures your low back and neck muscle strength accurately and takes you through a structured program aimed towards your functional restoration. Many factors differentiate your MedX experience from other types of exercise for the spine.

  • MedX isolates and strengthens your low back and neck muscles through a patented restraining mechanism designed to focus exercise effects exclusively to the low back or neck region. You can feel your spine muscles working hard.
  • MedX Machines have a very low starting weight. This enables people with spinal issues to commence early rehabilitation in a safe manner. A unique aspect of MedX spine rehab is to choose weights from as low as 2 pounds which is not possible in conventional gym equipment.
  • MedX provides objective and quantified measurements of your spine muscle strength.
  • MedX provides a bio-feedback during the exercise and helps you observe and take control of your own movements.
  • MedX is a supervised exercise program for strengthening your low back and neck muscles.
  • Resistance offered to working muscles is a constant through the arc of movement on the MedX.

The Synergy Strong Spine MedX Program

– Initial Assessment:

  • o Subjective examination
  • MedX Machines have a very low starting weight. This enables people with spinal issues to commence early rehabilitation in a safe manner. A unique aspect of MedX spine rehab is to choose weights from as low as 2 pounds which is not possible in conventional gym equipment.
  • Physical examination
  • MedX Strength testing for baseline measurements
  • Discussion on test report and
  • Discussion on treatment plan

The Science behind MedX Lumbar Medical Machine

The MedX Lumbar (low back) machine isolates your lumbar extensor muscles by tightly holding your legs and pelvis in a position that eliminates them during the exercise. This restrain on your legs make your back extensor muscles to do all the work. Isolation of the low back muscles, help them regain strength. With strength build up , you can feel a concurrent reduction in pain and improvement in function.

The gluteals and hamstrings are stronger muscles in the movement chain and by rule, the human body uses the stronger muscles first during movements. If the pelvis moves when working the lower back, the gluts and hamstrings participate a lot more than the lower back muscles. Therefore it’s important to eliminate the stronger gluteal (buttocks) and hamstring (rear thigh) muscles from the movement chain. MedX’s pelvic stabilization system achieves the above objective.

How long does it take to see desired outcomes?

The duration of your exercise program will be designed by our Physiotherapists taking into consideration your ability and time. For most individuals its ten sessions over five weeks.

How do we measure your progress?

  • Objective measurement of spine strength – repeat test compared to your baseline measurements
  • Your functional improvement during day to day activities.

What are the conditions that can be addressed through the Synergy Strong Spine Program

  • Slipped discs ( Herniated discs)
  • Degenerative discs
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Mechanical back pain ( weak core muscles)
  • Low back and Neck pain sustained during sports
  • Musculotendinous injuries of the spine
  • Nerve Root impingement of low back and neck

What do our clients say about MedX?