Catherine M. Horst, PT, Cert. MDT
Physical therapy clinicians are routinely presented with the challenge of how to provide the necessary external forces during patient self-treatment to achieve effective end range exercises. Over the years, we’ve used sheets, belts, ironing boards, posts, and countertops. Clients need to get to end range for effective reduction of their derangement and to return to function. As the McKenzie Institute’s Dana Greene explains it, “End range is where the magic happens!”
In our profession, we eagerly seek new strategies to empower our patients and help them achieve autonomy for managing their own symptoms. The Invertabelt is a creative tool we can recommend our clients use to complement the skilled interventions we provide and even facilitate effectiveness and compliance with our directional treatments.
The Invertabelt System
PROVIDES END RANGE OF MOTION
The Invertabelt was designed by physical therapists to solve a specific problem – back pain. Its original intent was bridging the treatment gap that exists for patients between subsequent treatment sessions by providing mobilization, overpressure, and traction to the specifically targeted spinal segment. Now clinical quality manual therapy techniques can be provided multiple times a day versus two to three times a week.
The Invertabelt Program provides exercise progressions that follow best practice guidelines and evidence based research. The Invertabelt is appropriate for patients in acute, sub acute, and chronic pain.
Treatments are easily adapted as the patient progresses to sub acute and chronic phases of the healing cycle. As the patient progresses, treatment duration, intensity and goals change; therefore, the multifaceted nature of the Invertabelt offers endless exercise options for each patient.
With 75% of all low back pain patients demonstrating directional preference, The Invertabelt offers solutions for lateral shifts, flexion, and extension based treatment patterns. As the patient progresses, The Invertabelt provides lower extremity stretching techniques, and important core stabilization exercises.
The Invertabelt offers posture support at the targeted spinal segments for continued pain management. The versatility of The Invertabelt Posture Support System is the solution for your problem - back pain.
Individuals to consult with their healthcare provider prior to use. This product is not to be used without medical advice. The Oakford Group, LLC assumes no responsibility for injury caused by improper use of the product. The instructions provided by your healthcare provider are to be followed precisely. Do not exceed the health recommendations of your health care provider. Exceeding these recommendations may aggravate an existing condition or cause additional injury. The Invertabelt should never cause pain. A stretching sensation or slight discomfort may be felt during exercise. If abnormal sensations or pain is present during your exercise, discontinue use immediately and consult your healthcare provider before further use. By purchasing at checkout you are confirming that you are working with a qualified healthcare professional.
Helps correct poor posture habits linked to back and neck pain with The Invertabelt System. The Invertabelt provides posterior support at the exact spinal segment making good posture easy to control in any chair!